Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Breaking News

State News

October 24, 2013

Police: Bloomington vandalism may be gang-related

Bloomington —

Bloomington police say they're investigating two recent reports of cars being spray-painted with the Star of David as possible gang-related vandalism and not as suspected hate crimes.
 
Sgt. Joe Crider tells The Herald-Times police believe the graffiti may be gang-related and isn't directed at the Jewish faith. Detectives say the six-pointed star accompanied by the letters "FOL" are likely associated with the Chicago-based Folk Nation gang.
 
The Folk Nation uses a Star of David symbol to represent gang leader "King" David Barksdale, who died in 1974.
 
But The Hillel Center's Rabbi Sue Silberberg worries there could still be possible anti-Semitic motives behind the vandalism. She says one of the vandalized cars is owned by a recent Indiana University graduate who is Jewish and felt threatened by the vandalism.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
State News
Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Obituaries
Poll
Kelly Lafferty's video on Tom Miller