Another Jewish man was assaulted by a group of black teens as he was walking down the sidewalk in Brooklyn, New York:
I found disturbing footage of chair throwing & assault on Chassidic Jew Tue on Albany & Lincoln. Victim is uncomfortable reporting due to the discovery reform (attacker may know his identity). Same group assaulted someone later that night on Union Kingston. @NYPD77Pct @NYPD71Pct pic.twitter.com/f5jEAL5SkR
— Yaacov Behrman (@ChabadLubavitch) December 31, 2019
Here’s more from Crown Heights Info:
A group of teens walking down Albany Ave can be seen as they ambush am unassuming bochur walking towards them.
As the bochur attempts to walk around the group, one of them throws a folded chair at him, hitting the bochur and making him stumble.
The startled bochur was then subjected to a quick beating, as two of the group comes after him again, punching him one after another.
The group then continues on their way, heading deeper into the Crown Heights area.
The group then made their way onto Union Street, where as previously reported on CrownHeights.info, they brutally attack a Crown Heights resident near Kingston Ave, throwing him to the floor.
The group of teens were quickly tracked down by Crown Heights Shomrim volunteers, who were able to follow them to the Albany Ave projects.
The bochur assaulted on Albany Ave initially did not tell anyone about the assault. Only later, after video of the incident surfaced, did the details of what happened emerge.
The assault actually happened last week on Christmas Eve, but because the man didn’t report it it was unknown until it was found this week.
In response to this and the stabbing attack this weekend, the Guardian Angels will start patrolling Crown Heights:
The Guardian Angels, a private, unarmed crime-prevention group, said it would start patrolling New York City’s Brooklyn borough on Sunday following a series of anti-Semitic attacks.
Curtis Sliwa, who founded the organization in 1979 in New York City, said the patrols would start at noon in the Crown Heights neighborhood and expand to Williamsburg and Borough Park later in the day.
The move came hours before five people were wounded in a stabbing attack during a Hanukkah party at a rabbi’s house in upstate New York late Saturday.
Sliwa said local leaders of the Lubavitch Hasidic movement asked for his group’s help, and he believes Guardian Angels patrols will halt the violence.
“We’re a visual deterrence in our red berets and our red satin jackets,” he said. “Nobody’s going to commit an attack when we’re around.”
If they do, he said, “We’ll physically restrain the persons responsible, make a citizen’s arrest, and hold them until the police arrive.”
I hope he’s right and this helps stop the violence against Jews in Crown Heights.