‘Crown Heights was about ‘black anti-Semitism’!” Twenty years later, I still hear the trope.
The Crown Heights riots have resonated for years as a “flashpoint” between blacks and Jews in New York. Indeed, “Crown Heights” has become a code word for intractable neighborhood tension arising out of anti-Semitism emerging from the black community.
David Trager. the federal judge who presided over the successful prosecution of two men charged with violating the civil rights of Yankel Rosenbaum in the 1991 Crown Heights riots has died.
Trager was 73 and died of pancreatic cancer, The New York Times reported. Trager was United States attorney for the Eastern District from 1974 to 1978 and a former professor and dean at Brooklyn Law School.