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April 24, 2014 5:54 pm

Jewish Cincinnati Resident Left Shaken After Swastika Painted on His Door (PHOTOS)

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Ralph Ford by the door of his home spray-painted with a swastika. Photo: Twitter.

A Jewish resident of Price Hill, Cincinnati, said he fears for his safety after he discovered a swastika spray-painted on the front door of his home on Thursday morning, local TV station WLWT5 reported.

The victim, Ralph Ford, said he has not stopped shaking since he found the hateful marking.

He felt “instant fear, more scared than I have ever been, cold chills ran all the way through me,” he told WLWT5. “I fear for my wife. I fear for our safety.”

The Fords have been living in the home for about two years and are house sitting for a friend.

Police say the incident, which was reported immediately, is being investigated as a hate crime.

Ford said there have been some tensions in the Price Hill neighborhood, but he never expected to become a target.

A group was recently seen chanting “white power” in the streets of the town according to WLWT5, but it is uncertain if the two incidents are connected in any way. Ford told the news station he has no idea who could be responsible for the crime.

He said he is planning to move as soon as he can, though he is unlikely to do so before June.

See photos of Ford’s door below:

Ralph Ford's door spray-painted with a swastika. Photo: Twitter.

Ralph Ford's door spray-painted with a swastika. Photo: Twitter.

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  • Richie

    We Got your back Ralph!– Don’t worry.

    Not a bad idea to keep a firearm for self defense at the house…..
    If they are a persistent assholes, just lock and load baby. I do not feel the need to carry but I would certainly blow someone’s head off attempting to enter my humble abode, or harassing me at my home.

    Beyond that…..We must ALL Stand up to bigotry. Anytime I see a racist or hateful remark I respond to the jerks and call them out! Do not remain silent- That is the solution. That is why I send you my support!

    Peace then Power Bro- like how you deal with an arab or a Nazi. I can explain it so even those cretins understand bro-

    Shalom,

    Yakov

  • Don’t expect Cincinnati to respond in any meaningful way.

    Now if you want to see how REAL Americans respond to such bigotry, learn (or remember) what happened years ago in Billings Montana…

    This happened more than 20 years ago, yet the story still has the power to move me.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/patrick-sauer/the-townsfolk-of-billings_b_793871.html

  • Linda Sobel

    I would have camaras installed to put a face to those who wish to intimidate and be sure to bring to the police Hate crimes should not be allowed to grow.
    Linda Sobel

  • Susanne Lockwood

    Mr. Ford,

    I am sorry for the actions of untolerant people that have acted out towards you. I would be happy to paint your door personally, if you need help.

    Forgive others as they no not what they do.

    Susanne

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