“This is such a blessing. I’ve been here through riots and we had different uprisings and different things that went on in the Crown Heights community between Blacks and Jews. This to me is, I’m almost choked,” said Felicia Gomes, 55, a lifelong Crown Heights resident after stumbling upon a Black Lives Matter solidarity march in her neighborhood organized by the community’s Jewish residents.
The city released the data the same day that the New York Police Department shut down a Brooklyn yeshiva that was secretly teaching 60 children.
“There are people, some of whom have mental illness, who are vulnerable to influence by the trends that are occurring around them in society.”
Will more NYPD officers stop anti-Semitic assaults in New York? Some Orthodox Jews say yes, but other Jews and people of color disagree.
A boy named Berel, age 9, was unimpressed. “Eh, we see a lot of police these days,” he said. “We’ve got it at our school, too.”
The group smacked one teen in the head, knocking off his kippah. They then snatched the kippah off the head of the other boy.
The incident, and a second on Friday night in Borough Park, are being investigated as a hate crime.
A delivery truck driver was injured when a rock shattered his vehicle’s side window three days after a rabbi was hit with a stone in the face.
Berel, or Shlomo, Raskin was a mainstay on Kingston Avenue for over six decades.