Anchorage Police have released three photos and asked the public’s help in identifying the person they believe is responsible for posting stickers with swastikas on them at the Jewish Museum and at Mad Myrnas in Anchorage.
The stickers are white with a black swastika in the middle and the words “we are everywhere” at the top and bottom. The person of interest, who appears to be a man, was seen in the areas of the two locations on May 25, 2021 between midnight and 4 a.m.
Anyone with information about this investigation, including video, is encouraged to call police dispatch at 3-1-1. If you find such a sticker, police ask that you don’t remove it or touch it but call dispatch and report it.
“There is no place for hate in our community. The Anchorage Police Department (APD) takes these matters seriously. As part of our on-going investigation, we’ve partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to determine any potential state and federal violations,” the police said in a statement.
Although an ancient symbol that dates back to 3000 BC, the current use of swastikas in America and Europe are to indicate racial supremacy, anti-Semitism, and are generally meant to intimidate Jews, racial minorities, or homosexuals.