CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn [CHI] — Starting Shabbos afternoon, the 71st Precinct reacted to the racially motivated beating of a Bochur on Carroll Street, as was first reported here on CrownHeights.info. They posted a police car on the block, but a little over an hour after Shabbos was out, the car nor any kind of patrol was visible throughout the neighborhood.
The first major media outlet to report the bias crime was the Sunday edition of the New York Daily News, following which a thunderstorm of media began swarming Crown Heights including TV outlets NBC and CBS who were in Crown Heights and interviewed residents and members of Shomrim.
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Police presence then returned to the streets, Brooklyn South Task Force deployed the Command Post on Brooklyn and Carroll and a number of additional police cars patrolled the neighborhood streets. Additional CrownHeights.info learned that the Patrol Borough Brooklyn South Commanding Officer, Chief Joseph Fox was patrolling and supervising the officers in the 71st Precincts.
Along with the additional officers and patrols ticketing motorists was on their agenda as well, residents told CrownHeights.info that they had observed motorists getting pulled over up and down the streets.