Two 15-year-olds from Lake Ronkonkoma, L.I., were arrested Wednesday by detectives of the Suffolk County Police Hate Crimes Unit and charged with criminal mischief for damaging a menorah Monday in Raynor County Park, Ronkonkoma, L.I.
The teenagers, who were charged as juvenile delinquents, were given field appearance tickets and released to the custody of their parents. They are scheduled to appear in Family Court in Central Islip at a later date.
(JTA) -- A Catholic civil rights organization is accusing Boca Raton, Fla., of discrimination for buying and displaying menorahs in public buildings without including a nativity scene.
"The City of Boca Raton is effectively discriminating against Christians by allowing one religious symbol, namely the menorah, to be displayed in public buildings, while censoring nativity scenes," Catholic League President Bill Donahue said in a statement issued Tuesday.