8.16.2017

"Ching Chong": Teens vandalize cemetery with racist graffiti

The NYPD is investigating the incident as a hate crime.



Because it's not enough to be racist against the living. These guys were racist against the dead too. This week in New York, three teens broke into a cemetery and vandalized dozens of grave sites in the Asian section, toppling headstones, breaking marble markers and scrawling racist graffiti throughout the grounds.

Vandals damage headstones, spray paint derogatory words in Brooklyn cemetery

Three suspects, who appear to be between 16 and 19 years old, broke into the Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn just after midnight on Tuesday and vandalized graves in an Asian section, another section and two memorial abbeys in the center of the grounds. According to the NYPD, the suspects knocked over 70 headstone, broke 15 marble memorial markers in a mausoleum, and spray-painted them with hate graffiti

The graffiti included "fuck Jackie Chan" and "ching chong" on a grave that appeared to originally have an Asian language on it, according to the NYPD. They also wrote the phrase, "fuck sand n--gers."

Police released a video of the suspects, who can be seen taking photos inside the cemetery:




Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

More here: 'F--k the NYPD' and 'Ching Chong' Spray Painted in Cemetery, NYPD Says