NYPD Investigates Back-To-Back Attacks On Hasidic Men In Brooklyn – WCBS 880

Posted By on January 4, 2020

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) The NYPD is investigating surveillance videos of Orthodox Jews being attacked in Brooklyn over the course of an hour this weekthe latest in a series of street attacks on members of the Jewish community in recent weeks.

The attacks took place in Crown Heights on Christmas Eve. There have been roughly a dozen such attacks in the city over the past week and a half.

In the first video, a group of men confront a 56-year-old Hasidic man on Union Street. One of them punches the man in the back of the head as another records.

In the second video, recorded minutes later, a group of men attack a 23-year-old Hasidic man on Albany Avenue, near Lincoln Place. The man is hit with a chair, punched in his face and menaced with a stick.

CBS2 reports that the NYPD believes the two attacks may have been committed by the same group.

Is it going to stop? I mean, so far the pattern is things seem to be getting worse, resident David Weissman told CBS2.

The NYPD is increasing its presence in Williamsburg, Borough Park and Crown Heights to combat the problem of anti-Semitism. The city is also adding more light towers, security cameras and new curriculum for kids in school.

Eric Goldstein, CEO of the UJA Federation of New York, told CBS2 that that might not be enough.

I think that having decoy policemen dressed as Hasidic Jews is a reasonable thing to do given the current circumstance, he said.

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