Man accused of scrawling hateful graffiti at Stanford
Police arrested a 19- yearold man accused of spraypainting hate- fueled graffiti, including swastikas, at Stanford University student housing units.
Lucas Joseph Ninow was arrested last week in Mountain View on a warrant for one felony vandalism count, one misdemeanor vandalism count and one misdemeanor hate crime count, according to Stanford police and the Santa Clara County district attorney’s office.
Ninow isn’t a Stanford student and he declined to talk to police, authorities said.
In a statement, police said they “are unable to speculate on a motive for the act.”
Spray- painted swastikas and anarchy symbols were found April 26 at the Robert S. Moore, or BOB, house for students transitioning out of dorm life, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house and Casa Italiana, an Italian- language and culture- focused academic house, according to the university.
University President John Hennessy previously condemned the vandalism as incivility that “has no place at Stanford.”
“I ask everyone in the university community to stand together against intol- erance and hate, and to aff irm our commitment to a campus community where discourse is civil, where we value differences, and where every individual is re-
spected,” he said.
SPRAY- PAINTED swastikas and anarchy symbols were found April 26 at several residences for Stanford students. Above, the university’s campus in Palo Alto.