By adamg on Thu, 01/23/2020 - 6:30pm
Brookline Police report arresting a pot-smoking alleged Nazi fan after somebody reported him for putting a white-supremacist sticker on the back of a town No Parking sign Tuesday afternoon.
Noah William Bogosh, 22, whose last known address was in Norwood, was charged with vandalism, police say. Police described the encounter between arriving officers and Bogosh:
The partrol sergeant noted that Bogosh was smoking marijuana. When asked if he had come from NETA, Bogosh responded "yes". The sergeant explained the police presence because Bogosh matched a description of someone that was defacing public property. Bogosh pointed to a nearby town of Brookline trash container and stated “I just put stickers on.” The sticker was observed on the trash can inside the park, it said “BETTER DEAD THAN RED. PATRIOTFRONT.US” with a depiction of a red communist symbol with a blue arrow going through it. A show up identification took place and upon seeing the party stopped by officers in the park the reporting party immediate identified Bogosh.
The Parks Department was contacted and advised and sent personnel to remove the stickers after being photographed by Police.
The reporting Officer conducted an online search which indicates several organizations such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Anti-Defamation League have classified Patriot Front as a white supremacist, neo-Nazi, and neo-fascist group which utilizes imagery of accepted American values to promote its broader alt-right ideology. Patriot Front supports White Supremacy, Anti-Semitism and Fascism.
Bogosh was placed under arrest for 2 counts of 266:126A Vandalism of Property and also issued Town by law Citation T41001 for 8.38.2 public consumption of marijuana.