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Two charged with spraying racist graffiti

Updated: 06/11/2014 8:04 PM
Created: 06/11/2014 11:14 AM WNYT.com
By: Mark Mulholland

Two young men from Washington County have been charged in connection with spraying racist graffiti on businesses in Whitehall. Police say at least one of them is behind a Facebook page that was recruiting white supremacists to "destroy Jews, media and the government."

Shane Smith, 17, of Whitehall was wearing an anti-Obama tshirt as police led him to the car to be transported for his arraignment. Smith and Devin Morris, 17, are both accused of felony criminal mischief.

Police say the two spray painted racist graffiti at several locations in Whitehall. The graffiti targets black people and Jewish people. The two also painted Swastikas and the letters NYND -- which police now say stands for New York Nazi division. Police say Smith is responsible for the Facebook page called NYND. The website appears to be the companion to the duo's graffiti.

Its claimed Mission: "to kill, bomb, ambush, beat, burn, whatever it takes to destroy the Jew media and the government."

The page says it's for "for recruitment of white men and women from Upstate NY to join our cause"

However, after our story aired Tuesday and several of you complained to Facebook, they removed the page.

The two are charged with felony criminal mischief as police and prosecutors try to figure out whether the Facebook postings have broken any laws.

The judge set bail at $15,000 cash $30,000 bond.  both were taken to the Washington County Jail in Fort Ann

Shane Smith and Devin Morris,

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