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Friday Night Assault Investigated as Possible Hate Crime

A 31-year-old Jewish man was assaulted by a Black man on Albany Avenue Friday night and police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.

According to police sources a Black man accosted a Jewish man on Friday night at around 1:30am near the corner of Albany Avenue and Maple Street, the victim was walking home after attending a Sholom Zochor in area.

According the victim a Black man, who appeared to be intoxicated, approached him and asked “what are you doing on my block?” then punched him in the face. The assailant then said “you Jews hate black people and we hate you too” and proceeded to punch the victim in the face a few more times then fled.

The victim sustained injuries to his head and face and complained of dizziness, but refused medical attention on the street.

The 71st Precinct turned the investigation over to the hate crimes task force, who is investigating the incident as a potential bias crime. The 71st Precinct said they will be stepping up patrols in the area to assure the community’s safety.

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#1 Comment By Nechama On May 2, 2015 @ 10:17 pm

My 12 yr. old was confronted by a young black male on Albany between Eastern Pkwy and Lincoln Place. He wanted her ipod and a neighbor walking by chased him away.
Just think you and your children should be prepared and know basic defense tactics.

#2 Comment By WHEN WILL WE MAKE A STAND!! On May 2, 2015 @ 10:31 pm

why do we as a community let this madness continue, it was just 3 weeks ago that Shemtov was attacked by a black man, while he was cursing at Jews.

we should bring this up with every black politician that comes to are community, and attract media attention to highlight the increasing Anti semitism in the black community.

#3 Comment By sure On May 2, 2015 @ 10:57 pm

Wame me up if they become serious and make a arrest

#4 Comment By dave On May 2, 2015 @ 11:01 pm

I guarantee this will be the last we hear of this case, the cops don’t care our leaders don’t care they know we wont riot and will never fight back

if this guy would fight back he would of been arrested for a hate crime guaranteed

only 4% of black crimes against jews in CH were convicted and all cases were because fellow jews held the person for police otherwise they were never investigated

#5 Comment By TO DAVE On May 3, 2015 @ 12:10 am

how did you get to that number? (4%)

#6 Comment By Crown Heights Resident On May 3, 2015 @ 1:13 am

For the time being No One should be out in the street alone at 1:30am on friday or Saturday nights when the goyim are off from work and they get drunk

#7 Comment By story On May 3, 2015 @ 10:04 am

shouldnt this story be considered a knockout story (if the guy gets punched in the face) ?

#8 Comment By makes no sense On May 3, 2015 @ 2:07 pm

We should like prisoners locked in a jail…r we looking out minds we must attend simchas show them that we will Not b afraid. Staying inside makes no sense!!!!

#9 Comment By reply to #8 On May 3, 2015 @ 3:33 pm

If u have to ho out on Friday or Saturday night at 1:30am don’t go out alone

#10 Comment By Aric Frydberg On May 3, 2015 @ 3:29 pm

This entire story is FALSE.

I am the person in this story and this is the truth.

Friday night I decided to go for a walk, it was cold sink was wearing a hoody. I passed a group of guys and noticed one of them crying, I walked over and asked if everything was alright? BAM he punched me.

I asked why he did that, he replied because I White.

I removed my hood to show him that I am a Jew.

Suddenly all 5 where on top of me, BH I pushed them off.

And asked why they did that. They said the Jews hate the Blacks.

I asked what made them think that.

He said they don’t even say Hello to is in the streets.

I began explaining to him that it’s not so simple being a Jew, I explained that from the moment we wake up with Modei Ani to the moment we go to sleep with Shma Yisroel our entire day is in servatude to Hashem. I also pointed out the tension in the work and that we all had fears.

I asked that he accept my apology on behalf of the community and that we work together on Peace.

And we parted ways as friends.

My face was hurt and needed to be iced, I walked for a bit and found some cops. I explained to them what had happened and that I did NOT want to make a report. That I only wanted th to be aware of the tension in the community and reach out to the community leaders.

Putting people in jail won’t solve our problems. Of we can learn anything from the past we must understand that NO HUMAN should be put in a cage like am animal. Hopefully the community leaders can find a way to do unite everyone. Like a big bond fire. Just an idea.

But this is the truth and I wanted it to be heard.

#11 Comment By Ezra On May 3, 2015 @ 10:03 pm

I’m sorry for what you had to go through. But what on earth is the connection between “our entire day is in servitude to Hashem” and not greeting someone with a hello? If avodah causes that kind of tension, then there is a problem with said avodah.

#12 Comment By to Aric Frydberg On May 4, 2015 @ 1:28 am

if this story really happened to you, then you must be suffering from the stockholm syndrome.

you were attacked at first for being white, then you you told them you were Jewish, you said, “Suddenly all 5 where on top of me said “, so you could of been seriously injured just for being a Jew, and YOU apologized!!!

but you don’t stop there then you apologize for the community for “they don’t even say Hello to is in the streets”


this thugs were ready to attack Jews, and if you weren’t there ,it would have been another Jew, yet somehow the Jewish community owes them an apology.

there is one word that comes to mind APPEASEMENT.

#13 Comment By mario mendoza On May 7, 2016 @ 10:25 pm

we need to demonstrate
now now not when it gets worrse