Yankel Rosenbaum

Sharpton Reflects On Crown Heights Mistakes

Says his tone "exacerbated tensions and played to extemists;" Norman Rosenbaum says apology is missing.

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Rev. Al Sharpton did not understand the extent of the violence during the 1991 Crown Heights riots when he initially entered the neighborhood, the activist wrote in an op-ed in the New York Daily News published Sunday.

"I did not know the full volatility of the situation," Reverend Sharpton wrote.

Judge In Crown Heights Civil Rights Trial Dies At 73


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.

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