Two 20-year-old Queens men were charged last week with scrawling "Kill All Jews on July 14" around a Fresh Meadows block.
James Connolly said in a statement to police that he took a marker from another man and wrote the message on one car. Also charged was Anthony Larosa, who has a prior record for graffiti and criminal mischief. Both men live in the vicinity of 164th Street and Jewel Avenue, where cars, bus shelters and a mailbox were defaced with slogans and swastikas.
Larosa and Connolly were each charged with 18 counts of felony hate crimes violations and face four years in jail. Connolly’s lawyer, Ken Finkelman, said his client is a student at Queens Academy High School who was "swept up into the mess."