Newark Team Baraka sign vandalized with swastika and blackened eyes

Newark North Ward councilman Anibel Ramos Jr. posted this photo on Facebook an hour ago. The campaign sign appears vandalized, with Ramos’ eyes blacked out and a swastika painted across the face of his running mate, at-large Councilman Luis Quintana. Ramos writes:

“It’s shameful that the opposition has resorted to defacing our legally posted signs with hate symbols.”

Ramos and Quintana are running on Mayor Ras Baraka’s re-election slate. Baraka’s mayoral challenger is Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins. Every other incumbent but Chaneyfield Jenkins is running with Baraka; Ramos and Quintana, along with East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador, North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos, Jr., South Ward Councilman John Sharpe James, West Ward Councilman Joseph McCallum, Jr., and Council-at-large members Mildred Crump, Carlos Gonzalez, Eddie Osborne.

Comment (1)

  1. vmars

    Fortunately we live in a post-racial society, so there’s no racism in this graffiti.


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