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Police at the University of Rhode Island say more than a dozen cars have been vandalized over the last two weeks on the school’s campus in Kingston.

A total of 14 vehicles have had swastikas or pornographic images scratched into them. Some of the vehicles sustained additional damage including broken mirrors and slashed tires.

URI Chief of Police Stephen Baker says so far, police are still looking for a suspect.

Town of Nuntucket Twitter / Nantucket Police

An African-American historical site in Nantucket was vandalized with racist graffiti on March 11th.

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found In RISD Dorm Bathroom

Feb 24, 2017
RIPR File Photo

A swastika made of human feces was found in a dormitory bathroom at the Rhode Island School of Design over the weekend. School authorities are investigating the incident as an act of vandalism and a potential hate crime.

Courtesy of Council on American Islamic Relations

A Muslim community center in Kingston was the target of vandalism, in what may be a response to an apparent terrorist attack in Nice, France.

Officials say the FBI and West Warwick police are investigating a vandalism incident at the Islamic School of Rhode Island as an apparent hate crime. Racial slurs, profanities, and anti-Islamic phrases were spray-painted on entrance of the school over the weekend.

The vandalism occurred Saturday night, according to video surveillance footage.  The incident comes just days after the shooting of 3 Muslim students in North Carolina. The Islamic school, located in West Warwick, serves about 160 children from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. 

Vandalism Could Become a Felony in Rhode Island

Mar 20, 2013

Legislation that would create harsher punishments for vandalism in Rhode Island has recently been introduced in the state house.

Sen. Frank Lombardi has seen enough of the costly vandalism that he says, has seen an increase in the past few years. 

For example, the destruction at a Newport cemetery 2 years ago would have cost $125,000 in cleanup and repairs, had it not been for a group of volunteers.