A victim takes on candidate's assumption at young Jewish leaders' forum.
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After telling a crowd of young Jewish leaders that they are statistically unlikely to ever be victims of a terror attack, and that the government uses terrorism "to scare people," former congressman Anthony Weiner was in for a surprise Wednesday night.
Sarri Singer, founder of the victims' support group Strength To Strength, begged to differ.
The NYPD would provide a uniformed, but unarmed school safety officer at any non-public school upon administrators' request under a bill introduced by Councilman David Greenfield this week.
The city already provides at least one safety officer at each of the city's public schools. Greenfield, a Democrat who represents Borough Park and part of Flatbush in the Council, says the bill is a response to the Dec. 27, 2012 massacre of school children in Newtown, CT.
While sitting in a cell on Riker's Island, facing charges that he assaulted a police officer, Ehud Halevy worried that he had unknowingly struck one of the cops who arrested him during a fracas at a Crown Heights youth center on Oct. 8.
"I was surprised there were so many charges," he said on Wednesday. '[The public defender] said I could get up to seven years."
All charges have been dropped against a homeless man caught on tape being beaten by New York police Chabad youth center in Brooklyn.
Ehud Halevy, 21, was arrested Oct. 8 after the police beating on charges of assault, resisting arrest and trespassing.
The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office announced Monday afternoon that it would drop the charges against Halevy.
Officials call use of force excessive; Jewish youth center employee regrets calling 911.
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New York’s Civilian Complaint Review Board and the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau are probing the case of a man beaten by cops inside a Crown Heights Jewish youth center during an Oct. 8 arrest, a police spokesman said Monday.
(JNS.org) -- The New York Police Department (NYPD) is monitoring the possibility of an Iranian attack on New York City due to the area’s large Jewish community, the New York Post reported.
“Obviously if there’s any action involving Israel and Iran we have to be very cognizant of the potential of retaliation here in New York City,” NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said at the NYPD’s Shield anti-terrorism conference, according to the Post.
Two religious accommodation cases last week that involved Orthodox Jews — a prospective Sabbath-observant employee of a New York-based consulting firm, and a chasidic Jew whose beard threatens to keep him out of the New York Police Department — are part of an ongoing tug of war between employers and religious workers, says the veteran lawyer who has advocated on behalf of Shabbat-observant Jews for more than four decades.
The New York Police Department is increasing its security at synagogues and Jewish sites for Passover.
The NYPD said it was taking precautionary measures beginning this week in the wake of last month’s attack on a religious school in France, which left three children and a rabbi dead, The Associated Press reported.