Ginsburg poster vandalism investigated as hate crime

New York Police Department's hate crimes unit is investigating after a poster of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was defaced with a swastika and an anti-Semitic insult.

A photo was shared online of the defaced poster on a Brooklyn subway platform alerting the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and police.

"DIE JEW" was written across her forehead and glasses. There was a swastika over her mouth.

The NYPD said on Twitter: "There is no room for hate in NYC."

Mayor Bill de Blasio also reacted on Twitter writing: "Ruth Bader Ginsburg represents the very best of our city. We’ll find whoever is responsible for this anti-Semitic trash and ensure they face consequences for trying to spread hate in New York City. If you have any information on this despicable act, please contact the NYPD."

Subway officials say the graffiti had been removed.

The poster advertises a book about Ginsburg.

With the Associated Press