Yesterday an orthodox Jewish man was walking down the sidewalk, minding his own business, when a young black man came up from behind him and sucker punched him in the head:
NY: Clip, Orthodox Jewish man punched in the head while walking the streets of Williamsburg, attack labeled as hate crime, no arrest, NYPD investigating pic.twitter.com/Kd13EbH0AF
— Yiddish News (@YiddishNews) May 8, 2019
Ugh I hate seeing these. Fortunately the man doesn’t seem to be badly hurt.
Here’s more on this from the Daily Mail:
Shocking video has surfaced showing the brutal moment a young man punches a Hasidic Jewish man in the head without provocation in New York.
The incident took place on Tuesday evening at 7.40pm in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at the intersection of Marcy Avenue and Rodney Street.
The vicious attack was caught on CCTV footage and shows the moment a 39-year-old Orthodox Jewish man walks along the street and is suddenly hit from behind.
The victim was hit with such force that he reels forward and his hat and yarmulke falls to the ground.
After the suspect throws his hit, he runs away, looking back at his injured victim.
The young suspect, dressed in a grey sweater and a blue backpack, appears to be smiling as he runs away.
The shocked Jewish man then picks up his hat and runs after the assailant.
‘A 39 year-old male victim stated to police that he was walking on the sidewalk when an unidentified male approached him from behind and slapped him on the side of the face with an open hand, causing pain and redness to his face,’ DCPI Spokesperson Detective Sophia Mason said to DailyMail.com.
I hope they have enough on this or other videos to capture the punk who did this.