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Improper Political Correctness
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 19:00

The article, “‘Knockout’ Comes To Crown Heights” (Nov. 29) was terribly disturbing. Not
only due to the evidently increasing incidence of these sickening vicious
random attacks, but also because of the offensive apologetics offered by City
Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo.

Her main concern seems to be “not ruining the
lives of young people who are too young to understand.” Old enough, however, 
to be able to inflict traumatic, debilitating or fatal injuries on their
defenseless, innocent victims. Such serious crimes demand serious consequences, as well as the recognition of them as
the hate crimes they are. 

No one, [especially] minority communities, is well served by a political
correctness that deliberately ignores, denies, minimizes or excuses such
crimes committed by individual members of minorities. The Crown Heights
Jewish community, like all New Yorkers, deserves to live free from fear. The
incoming city administration needs to make ensuring that a top priority.


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