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More Jacobs Political Signs Vandalized

UPDATE: Political hacks cut out names of Democrats running in the November elections. Milano issues statement regretting the attacks.

Political vandals have once again struck campaign signs belonging to longtime Nassau

The ongoing attacks on her campaign for re-election now has the attention of the Nassau County Police, who are looking for those responsible.

Jacobs, D-Woodbury, referred to the vandalism in the Plainview area as “costly craziness.”

"Signs which are costly and labor intensive to place have been disappearing and defaced while Republican signs have been left intact," said Jacobs, an eight term  lawmaker with 14 years of service in the Legislature.

Four signs, three on Woodbury Road and one on Manetto Hill Road have been stolen. Four others have been methodically destroyed by cutting the name out of the sign.

“It is totally unbelievable," she said. "Just drive in the area and you will note that the signs for Republican candidates are untouched.”

Jacobs said each sign costs about $200. Jacobs follows up with gifts to residents who allow her to place the signs and costs associated with those who actually hang the signs. She estimated the total loss to be about $1,200 to $1,400.

“Everyone should be outraged by this show of immaturity and cruelty. This is America and both sides in a campaign should respect each other.

Jacobs has filed a complaint with the Nassau County Police Department. That complaint appears on the second precinct's police blotter and is under investigation, police indicated. 

Numerous signs belonging to Legislature candidate have been  similarly vandalized.

Jacobs' Republican opponent, , issued a statement last night, saying he regretted the attack on his opponent:

"I am sorry to hear about Mrs. Jacob's signs," Milano, an emergency room doctor, said in the statement to Patch. "I hope she gets justice."

Pearson's opponent, long-time Legislator R-Farmingdale, condemned the vandalism at a recent Plainview debate, saying anyone who committed such acts would be fired from his campaign.

Stefanie Nelkens October 27, 2011 at 11:04 AM
In the most recent Plainview Board of Ed elections, a candidate's signs also "disappeared."
Elect Eva Pearson October 27, 2011 at 02:28 PM
Signs for the Eva Pearson campaign replacing the signs that were vandalized have reported been cut down as of this morning, exposing the originally vandalized signs. None of the adjacent Republican signs have been touched.
Joe Dowd (Editor) October 27, 2011 at 02:36 PM
Can you send me photos and locations. I'll write a new story and contact the Nassau Police to determine their plan on this.
Tom October 27, 2011 at 04:15 PM
Do these vandals really think that stealing or destroying these signs will stop people from voting for Ms. Jacobs? All it does is reveal the stupidity of those who support her opponent.

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