No charges to be filed after State Rep. says anti-Semitic message left on office door

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LUZERNE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — No charges will be filed in what a state representative is calling a case of antisemitism.

State Rep. Aaron Kaufer says a flier with hateful messaging was left on his office door.

Luzerne Borough Police Chief Mike Kotawasinski says after consulting with the district attorney’s office, they determined that charges are not warranted in this case.

The District Attorney’s Office released a statement on Tuesday stating they have completed their review of the investigation. The statement reads:

“As offensive and distasteful as they might be, the posting of the comments without more do not constitute a crime under the Pennsylvania Crimes Code. First Amendment protections notwithstanding, Pennsylvania crimes, including the ethnic intimidation statute and harassment statute require additional acts to be a violation of the Crimes Code. As such, criminal charges
cannot be pursued.”

OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY
LUZERNE COUNTY

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