NCC Student Nabbed in Swastika Cases

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Jasskirat Saini, 20 of Plainview, was arrested for a spate of bias crimes at Nassau Community College.

A Nassau Community College student dubbed a “miscreant” and a “bigot” by Nassau police’s top cop was arrested for a string of anti-Semitic graffiti at the college over the last two months.

Police on Tuesday charged 20-year-old Jasskirat Saini of Plainview with multiple counts of aggravated harassment. He will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Saini, according to police, was responsible for drawing swastikas inside various bathrooms at the college and tagging one such room with the words “Germany” and “Heil Hitler.”

Anti-Semitic graffiti was discovered at the college on at least six different occasions from Oct. 15 until Dec. 16, police said.

Saini allegedly told police the graffiti was in response to his feeling slighted by the Jewish community in Plainview.

Acting-Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter said at a press conference Tuesday evening that hate crimes directed at any community won’t be tolerated by the department.

NCC President W. Hubert Keen in a statement said the college is “deeply saddened” the alleged perpetrator is a student, adding, “it reminds us that a zero-tolerance policy and a rigorous program of on-campus anti-bias programs must be reaffirmed every day.”

Police continue to investigate two recent bias crimes in Mineola, including the discovery of swastikas etched in the snow outside one residence and the words “Make America White Again” and anti-Semitic imagery spray painted outside another.