University police still have no leads following incidents both on and off the University of Washington campus of racist graffiti earlier this month.
Most of the graffiti was found July 3 in the Communications building. The largest was a swastika found on the office door of a faculty member, who told JTNews that police suggested he may have been targeted because his name could be construed as Jewish. The faculty member said he has Jewish ancestry, though he is not observant.
On July 18, Rabbi Elie Estrin, director of Chabad at the UW, discovered anti-Semitic tags on the off-campus house’s sign. Estrin said he notified police and the graffiti was cleaned up right away.
According to the UW Daily newspaper, UW police commander Steve Rittereiser said the slurs and swastikas were “consistent with the type of language white supremacists use.”