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Las Vegas mom says Nazi graffiti painted on her door

ADL confirms police investigating hate crime
Posted at 11:43 PM, Nov 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 06:56:16-05

A Las Vegas woman is on edge after finding hateful graffiti painted on her door near Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard. 

"I couldn't breath," said mom Sara Attia. "I was so mad, I was crying."

Attia discovered the graffiti early Monday morning. Her three young children were in the apartment when the incident occurred, she says.

"Whether that was a joke or not, that's a very dangerous situation," said Attia. "You walked up to somebody's private home... you violated them."

Detectives spent the morning at her home processing the scene, she said. It's unclear what sparked this incident. Attia believes the culprit lives in her complex.

This is just the latest in a string of incidents across the valley. The Anti-Defamation League of Nevada tells 13 Action News this is the third such incident in the past week.

Hate crimes have turned deadly across the country. 

Authorities say eleven people were killed in a synagogue in Pittsburg. Two people were fatally shot at a grocery store in Kentucky. Then, there's the Florida package bombing suspect who allegedly targeted high-profile Democrats.

On the eve of the midterms, 13 Action News asked Professor La Della Levy about the tension-filled political climate. Levy is a Political Science professor at the College of Southern Nevada.

"I can remember back in '08 doing lectures on the polarization of the American electorate," she said.

While polarization is nothing new, Professor Levy says we've had a record turnout for the midterms.  People have been passionate on both sides. 

"I think we have to keep our humanity, our consciousness and realize we are our brother's keeper," she said.

Meanwhile Attia says, she refuses to live afraid .