Knockout Attacks

Despite ‘Knockouts,’ Anti-Semitism Down

Overall numbers follow long trend, but rise in city assaults ‘disturbing.’

03/31/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The Anti-Defamation League this week reported that anti-Semitic incidents are continuing a decade-long decrease.

The Guardian Angels patrol in Brooklyn after string of “knockout attacks.”  Adam Dickter

Brooklyn Man Charged With Hate Crimes In 'Knockout' Attacks

01/05/2014 - 19:00

A Brooklyn man accused of several so-called knockout game attacks in the New York borough was charged with hate crimes.

Barry Baldwin, 35, was charged with six counts each of assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment as a hate crime for attacks that allegedly took place in heavily Jewish neighborhoods from Nov. 9 to late December, the New York Police Department said Saturday, according to New York media.

African-American Student Says Chasidic Men Attacked Him

12/10/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Officials of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York this week said they are withholding judgment on the outcome of a police investigation into a severe beating, allegedly committed by members of Williamsburg’s chasidic community, against a young black man earlier this month.

Councilwoman Apologizes For Knockout Comments

12/10/2013 - 19:00
Associate Editor

Crown Heights City Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo apologized this week for her contention, repeated in several venues, that local complaints against Jewish landlords and home buyers might have been a motive in the knockout cases.

Seeing Red After ‘Knockout’ Attacks

Guardian Angels, in their iconic crimson berets, offer reassurance in Jewish areas.

12/09/2013 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

On the streets of Midwood, Brooklyn, last week all was quiet as a cold, gentle rain fell and pedestrians and motorists went about their business, slowly marching into the weekend.

Curtis Sliwa with fellow Guardian Angels Shaggy Wilfred, left, and  Manuel Colon.  Adam Dickter

JCRC Offers $5G Reward For Tips On Knockout Attacks

Security patrols, alerts in Jewish areas after latest attack.

12/03/2013 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Volunteer security patrols are increasing in Orthodox neighborhoods following a new spate of so-called knockout attacks in Brooklyn. And the Jewish Community Relations Council is preparing to offer up to $5,000 for information on perpetrators of the “game” that has whole communities on edge but seems to target mostly Jewish victims here.

A security camera captured an incident in which a Jewish man said he was assulted. Photo via
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