hate crimes

Jewish Man Beaten, Robbed In Orthodox Neighborhood Of Brooklyn

12/29/2015 - 12:33

A Jewish man was hospitalized after being beaten and robbed in a New York City neighborhood with a large Orthodox Jewish population.

Screenshot via youtube.com

Council Mulls Hate Crime Bill

Diverse coalition pushes for NYPD to add bias category to weekly ‘compstat’ reports.

10/18/2015 - 20:00
Deputy Managing Editor

The City Council is considering a bill that would require the NYPD to include a hate crimes category in its weekly report on neighborhood crime statistics.

The hate crime category would include (but not be limited to) crimes motivated by hostility towards Jews, blacks, whites, Latinos, Asians, Muslims, people of any other ethnicity or religious group, members of the LGBT community and people with disabilities.

The bill's sponsors, from left, Vanessa Gibson, I. Daneek Miller, Mark Levine and Ritchie Torres. William Alatriste/NYC Council

Chasidic Students Not Target Of Midtown Firebombing; Arrest Made

53-year-old man charged with attempted murder, throwing Molotov cocktail at midtown street corner.

10/15/2015 - 20:00
Deputy Managing Director

Police have arrested a man on charges of attempted murder for throwing a Molotov cocktail at a Midtown street corner where two chasidic students were standing.

Fifty-three year-old Thomas Miles of Jamacia Hills, Queens, was charged with throwing a glass bottle filled with alcohol and topped with a burning rag at three men standing at the corner of Ninth Avenue and West 37th Street on Oct. 9.

Two of the men were  20-year-old Israeli students, studying at a Lubavitch yeshiva in Crown Heights. The third man was a 44-year-old businessman.

Ninth Avenue and 38th Street, where the firebombing took place. Courtesy of Jewish Leadership Council

Orthodox Jews, Kosher Market Hit By Paintballs In Brooklyn

07/07/2015 - 20:00

Police are searching for suspects who targeted a kosher market and some Orthodox Jewish individuals in Brooklyn with a paintball gun.

Ex-N.Y. Cop Arrested For Anti-Semitic Graffiti

05/04/2014 - 20:00

A former New York policeman was arrested for allegedly spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Hate Crimes Undercount Feared

11/25/2013 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Jews were the targets of far more religion-based hate crimes than any other group in 2012, according to just-released statistics from the FBI.

Hate crimes, like this vandalism in Alexandria, Va., are declining according to reported numbers. Photo courtesy ADL

Thompson Calls For More Resources To Fight Hate Crimes

More cameras, better education could stem acts like Jackie Robinson vandalism, says mayoral contender.
08/11/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Calling for the "cowards" who defaced a statue of ballplayers Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese in Coney Island last week to be arrested and punished to the fullest extent possible, former comtroller William Thompson on Monday called on the federal government to pay for more surveillance cameras and for schools to do more to teach against prejudice.

As mayor, William Thompson says he'll fight for more federal security funds. Adam Dickter

Hate Crimes Charges Against Suspect In Williamsburg Mezuzah Burnings

04/08/2013 - 20:00

After extensive questioning, police have charged Ruben Ubiles, 34, of Bedford-Stuyvesant with burglary, arson and criminal mischief as felony hate crimes, as well as reckless damage and reckless endangerment, reports said Friday.

The New York Times said Ubiles had a prior arrest record for robbery, assault and drug possession.

Ubiles was apprehended by police based on surveillance footage at a Williamsburg housing project where a mezuzah was burned on Tuesday. According to some reports Ubiles posted on Facebook that he was annoyed about Jews setting fires on streetcorners, apparently referring to chasidim burning chametz before Passover.

On Thursday Ubiles was charged with an unrelated crime, criminal contempt in connection with a violation of a court order of protection obtained by his girlfriend, Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told The Jewish Week. 

NYPD Photo of Rubin Ublies.

ADL Hails Drop in FBI Hate Crimes Stats, Though Still 'Far Too Many'

12/09/2012 - 19:00

The Anti-Defamation League welcomed an FBI report showing a decrease in hate crimes over the past 10 years but said there were still “far too many” such crimes.

There were 6,222 hate crimes reported during 2011, according to the report released Monday. The year 2000 showed slightly more than 8,000 hate crimes.

The 2011 figure was a 6 percent decrease from 2010 and the least number of such crimes reported since 1994.

Hikind Slams Manhattan DA Over Hate Suspect's Bail

01/18/2012 - 19:00

Two judges and the Manhattan district attorney were too soft on a man suspected of anti-Semitic hate crimes, Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind said on Thursday.

David Haddad was released on his own recognizance by Kings County Criminal Court Judge Linda Poust-Lopez, while New York State Acting Supreme Court Judge Abraham Clott in Manhattan set bail at $2,500, which Hikind called " nothing short of shocking. Manhattan DA Cy Vance requested a bail of only $5,000. New Yorkers deserve an explanation."

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