Thursday, March 08, 2012

Jewish veterans' headstones targeted in Florida cemetery

From Fox Tampa Bay:

Detectives in central Florida are investigating a hate crime in Bushnell – the vandalism of Jewish headstones in a veterans' cemetery.

Sumter County Sheriff's Office detectives started their investigation into what happened to the headstones on Monday. Several headstones in two sections of the Florida National Cemetery were found pushed over or dug out last weekend.

The headstones were identified as Jewish by the Stars of David on them.

It's probably because of "occupation."

(h/t Ian)