hate crimes

Swastikas In Midwood; City Island Shul Burglarized

01/15/2012 - 19:00

Vandals painted swastikas on the garage of a Jewish-owned house on East 5th Street in Midwood last weekend as well as on an apartment building across the street. The words "Die Jews" were also painted on the garage. A building of the Yeshiva of Brooklyn was also vandalized.

Suspect In N.J. Vandalism Of Jewish Stores Reportedly Is Jewish

12/07/2011 - 19:00

 

A New Brunswick, N.J., man who was charged in the vandalism of several Jewish-owned shops in nearby Highland Park reportedly is Jewish.

The Swastika Dance

If you work in Jewish journalism long enough, certain stories begin to look like Mad Libs: Blocks of fixed text in which only the particulars are rearranged.

Examples: ______ calls for the release of Jonathan Pollard.   ________'s remarks about Hitler cause an uproar.

Concern Over Police Resources After Rash Of Hate Incidents

Community leaders on edge as budget cuts, Occupy Wall Street strain NYPD.
11/14/2011 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

UPDATED WEDNESDAY 11/16

After a week of shocking incidents, local Jewish leaders are doubtful that a wave of anti-Semitic hate is emerging in these troubled times.

But they are concerned about the ability of a strained police department with reduced numbers to keep up appropriate patrol strength in areas that have been hit with incidents such as the recent swastika vandalism in Brooklyn and Queens.

Vandals torched cars on Midwood’s Ocean Parkway early Friday. PHOTO BY VIN NEWS

Responding To Hate

11/14/2011 - 19:00
Editorial

How deep should our concern be over the ugly spate of anti-Semitic sentiment on display in our community in recent days?

Jewish organizations and leaders responded with appropriate outrage over a spree of swastika and “KKK” graffiti in Midwood, Brooklyn, violently punctuated with the burning of several parked cars under cover of darkness late Friday night.

The Swastika Dance

If you work in Jewish journalism long enough, certain stories begin to look like Mad Libs: Blocks of fixed text in which only the particulars are rearranged.

Examples: ______ calls for the release of Jonathan Pollard.   ________'s remarks about Hitler cause an uproar.

 _________'s  proposed budget cuts are a disaster for Jewish social service agencies. Mayor/Gov./Sen. _______ (or all of the above) to visit Israel as election nears. 

Man Charged With Queens Swastika Spree

Swastikas at shul, public libraries in Queens neighborhood seen as malicious attack rather than kids’ prank.
11/07/2011 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

UPDATED MONDAY NOV. 14

The Queens district attorney has charged a 40-year-old man with hate crimes, alleging that he is the vandal behind last week's swastika spree.

A swastika was promptly removed from outside of Tifereth Israel building. (Photo by Michael Datikash)

Jews Were Top Targets Of Bigots In ‘09

As counties comply with mandatory reporting to Albany, disturbing trend emerges.
01/03/2011 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Anti-Semitic incidents made up the largest share of New York hate crimes reported in 2009, according to statistics just released by the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services. The number of incidents involving Jewish victims also rose 15 percent from 219 in 2008 to 254.

Statistics for 2010 have not yet been compiled by the division. The 2009 annual report, required by state law, was issued late because of rigorous fact-checking, a spokesman said.

NYC Synagogue Gets Bomb Threat; Hate Crimes Against Jews Rise

01/01/2011 - 19:00

(JTA) -- A letter threatening to blow up a New York City synagogue was discovered the same day as the release of a state report showing that hate crimes against Jews had risen significantly.

A letter discovered on the evening of Dec. 30 at the Congregation Ohab Zedek on the upper West Side of Manhattan threatened to blow up the synagogue on New Year's Eve, the New York Post reported. The newspaper quoted synagogue rabbi Allen Schwartz as saying that up to a dozen other synagogues received similar letters.

Scary story: an amendment to unravel federal protections?

Am I the only one alarmed by today's New York Times story on a growing movement among conservatives and Tea Partiers seeking “ a constitutional amendment that would allow a vote of the states to overturn any act of Congress?”

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