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Anti-Semitic Graffiti, Vandalism at Proposed Pot Shop Under Investigation

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    Proposed Pot Shop Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Graffiti

    A new business owner was horrified to find anti-Semitic graffiti and racist imagery in his proposed dispensary in Lynn.

    (Published Wednesday, July 24, 2019)

    The owner of a proposed marijuana dispensary in Lynn, Massachusetts, says his unopened business was targeted with anti-Semitic graffiti and racist imagery.

    Jordan Avery, 25, is planning to open a marijuana dispensary in Lynn, near the Saugus line. He said he went into the shop to find graffiti reading "[expletive] the Jews," along with a noose and a large knife.

    "It's very upsetting to see this type of hatred take place," Avery said. "They hung up a rope with a noose towards the end of it with a knife going through with a chair sitting below it."

    The proposed pot shop has been met with widespread opposition. Most of it, Avery says, is from Saugus.

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    Despite the backlash he's dealt with, he says he's motivated to press forward.

    "This is not going to stop me. And I am not going to allow racist individuals, the town of Saugus or anyone to stop me," Avery said.

    The Lynn Police Department is investigating the act of vandalism as a hate crime.

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