Following anti-Semitism: New York police will increase its presence in Jewish neighborhoods
The mayor announced that police officers will step up patrols in Brooklyn neighborhoods and area synagogues. Just over the past week, there were six hate incidents against Jews across the city, during which men and women were violently attacked. "Anti-Semitism is an attack on New York values," Bill de Blasio emphasized
Following anti-Semitism: New York police will increase its presence in Jewish neighborhoodsPhoto: From the FB of "Americans Against Anti-Semitism"
(Video: Documentation containing anti-Semitic calls against Jews and victims of the murder in Jersey)
As anti-Semitic incidents intensify, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio announced Friday that local police will increase its presence in Brooklyn neighborhoods where large Jewish communities live. Only in the past week, during at least Chanukah, at least six hate crimes were reported in the area.
"Hate has no home in our city," De Blasio wrote in his Twitter account. "Anyone who acts against terrorism against our Jewish population will be prosecuted." The mayor added that "anti-Semitism is an attack on our city's values and is confronted with it front-line."
The mayor said police will step up patrols in Borough Park, Williamsburg and Crowne Heights neighborhoods. In addition, police forces will frequently patrol the area's synagogues.
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Last Monday, a 65-year-old Orthodox Jew reported that a man punched him in Manhattan and called him a "Jewish bastard." Steve George, a 28-year-old, was arrested and charged with assault in the context of a hate crime. A few hours later, several teens attacked two Brooklyn children.
The next day, a group of people opened anti-Semitic calls and threw a bottle of drink at a 25-year-old man.
On Thursday, a woman hit a 34-year-old Jewish woman in the face through a briefcase. The woman was charged with assault as part of a hate crime. On Friday morning, another woman was arrested after slapping three women wearing traditional Jewish clothing. She is expected to be charged with hate crime.
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New Jersey shooting event scene December 10, 2019 (Photo: AP)
"It seems like this is the season for hunting Jews in New York City," said City Councilman Haim Deutsch. The Anti-Defamation League offered a $ 10,000 reward to anyone who could provide information about the attacks. "These incidents of harassment and assault are appalling for the Jewish community, especially in light of the recent heinous attack in Jersey City," the league's regional director, Owen Bernstein, said. We must unite together as a city and reach the root of hatred and racism in our communities. "
Anti-Semitic hate crimes - especially against Orthodox Jews - have risen significantly compared to last year. According to New York Police, anti-Semitic incidents account for about half of the hate crimes reported in the city.