Earlier this evening, the Department of Public Safety reported that bias related graffiti had been found in a men’s bathroom stall in the New Research Building. According to the report, the defacement contained “racial, anti-Semitic, and anti-religious remarks,” and was reported by a member of the medical center staff. The Metro Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force has been informed of the crime, and will work with DPS in its investigation.
Although it has been almost a year since one was last reported, this is not the first case of bias related vandalism that Georgetown has seen. Most recently, racist graffiti was found in September in the tunnels below campus, along with a “possible noose” (which turned out not to be a noose after all). Such problems have also been reported in campus residences.
As of now, DPS has not announced any suspects, and encourages anyone with information on this crime to inform them via Georgetown’s Bias Reporting System, or to call DPS at (202) 687-4343.