In the first hours of 2020, I called the NYPD to confirm that a Jewish 15 year-old had been held up at knifepoint on a public bus.
“This is a big problem.”
As of Wednesday afternoon, the tweet had generated more than 3,000 likes, 4,600 retweets and 1,400 comments.
He spent a year in Israel for the FBI and led the FBI’s Newark office last December in the wake of the kosher supermarket attack in Jersey City.
One man purchased body armor stamped with a Nazi symbol and posted photos of himself giving a Nazi salute.
FBI data appears to indicate that hate crimes, especially anti-Semitic ones, were likelier to be violent in 2018 than in years past.
Hate crime murders reached a record level of 24 in 2018 - attributable to the 11 people killed in the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh.
“They’re not working together, but they’re just fueled by each other.”
Koch attacked a man he thought was Jewish while yelling, “I want to kill all the Jews.” He was supposed to report to prison a month ago.
“They either didn’t look very hard or have an organizational system that would have Hoover spinning in his grave,” the FOIA requester wrote.