In the last four months, at least 15 Jews have been attacked in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, NY. Detective Vincent Martinos of the 71st Precinct told The Jewish Press that the police are doing all they can to protect local Jewish residents – including placing 10-15 more policemen on the street every day – but attacks keep on occurring.
Martinos said that making it more difficult to stem the crime wave is the lack of any pattern in when and where attacks occur. Below is a list of recent attacks against Jews in Crown Heights:
October 15, 2018: A young Jewish man is attacked by an 18-year-old holding a tree branch. He suffers a cut and bruise on his shoulder.
October 26, 2018: A 12-year-old Jewish girl is punched in the head near her home.
October 27, 2018: A Jewish man is robbed at knife point.
October 29, 2018: Two Jewish men and one Jewish woman are assaulted in separate incidents. Another Jewish man is threatened.
October 30, 2018: A 13-year-old says, “All Jews should die” and threatens to stab a Jewish man who stopped him from spraying graffiti on a wall. Another young teenager throws a glass bottle at a second Jew and spits at a Jewish woman.
November 10, 2018: A Jewish man visiting from France is robbed on the street near 770 Eastern Parkway.
November 19, 2018: A mesivta boy is punched outside his school.
November 25, 2018: A mother and daughter are nearly mugged.
December 1, 2018: A man is punched in the face by two assailants.
January 4, 2019: A Jewish man is confronted by a 14-year-old carrying a knife, demanding that he give him all his money.
January 12, 2019: A 19-year-old Jewish man is punched in the face and knocked to the ground.
January 16, 2019: A Jewish man in his 20s is punched in the chest.
January 18, 2019: A Jewish woman is punched in the arm.
January 20, 2019: Several Jews are shoved. At least one is cursed at. The perpetrator allegedly laughs when he notices several Jews following him in an effort to catch him.
(Content for this report was compiled from data from COLLive.com, a Lubavitch news outlet)