Antisemitic graffiti on pathways from s Will Roger state park all the way into Venice

Pacific Palisades, LA, CA
- Someone has been spraying antisemitic graffiti on benches and pathways all the way from Will Rogers State Park south into Venice, the hate-filled messages shocking those that come across it.

The neon spray-painted messages are hard to miss and especially upsetting with phrases like “the Jew is guilty” repeatedly painted along the pathways.

“I’m especially offended because we are Jewish and it’s scary,” Gabriel Lerner, a Santa Monica resident, told CBSLA’s Laurie Perez. Lerner and his wife, Celia Grail, came across the graffiti during a walk on the beach this weekend.

Police have said that they aware of the racist tropes showing up in the area. More of the hate-inspired language was added this weekend. It’s only been two weeks, as well as a month earlier, that similar graffiti was being painted on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. A neighbor in the area took it upon himself to clean that graphic language up himself.

In this latest incident, public works crews have come out and cleaned up some of the spots where the graffiti has been painted, but anti-hate groups say they’d like to see more action from city officials.