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Police Investigating Attack on Jewish Woman as Hate Crime

An unprovoked assault on a Jewish woman in Crown Heights Sunday evening is being investigated by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force as a possible bias incident.

by JPUpdates

The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force are actively investigating an assault on a 20-year-old Jewish woman that took place Sunday, September 25th, in Crown Heights as an anti-Semitic unprovoked attack, JP has learned.

The woman was assaulted by a black male while she was standing on a public sidewalk, and the suspect did not say or ask for anything, leading investigators to believe the attack was a hate crime, police sources said.

The assault took place around 8 p.m. when the woman was standing at the intersection of Eastern Parkway and Troy Avenue with her brother-in-law when the suspect approached her and punched her in the neck. Her brother-in-law called 911 but when police arrived the suspect had already fled east-bound on Eastern Parkway, cops said.

Hatzalah treated the victim at the scene.

Since the suspect did not attempt to take anything from the woman and they were both dressed in traditional Jewish clothing, the NYPD is investigating this as a possible hate crime, NYPD spokesman Detective Ahmed Nasser said.

Police described the suspect as a 6-foot tall, black male in his mid 20s, and was wearing a grey Army t-shirt.


  • 3. Anonymous wrote:

    Just because she’s Jewish doesn’t mean it was a hate crime. Where did you idiots get that from.

  • 4. suspect is full of hate wrote:

    what else is it if not hate??
    He is obviously filled with hate – even if he turns out to be mentally unfit the act of beating someone comes from hate!

  • 5. Charlene Latimi wrote:

    Shows what this world has come to. You can’t even take a stroll in your neighborhood. I pray they take this criminal and all others like him off the street for a very long time. My prayers go out to the woman just before her holidays

  • 6. maybe it was a gender attack wrote:

    He punched the woman, not the man. Maybe it had to do with gender, not religion.

    • 7. Cute wrote:

      The attack was obviously because she was a WOMAN – that my friend IS a hate crime. Also, because she was white – that IS a hate crime. Also because she was identifiable Jewish – that is also a hate crime.THREE REASONS why it should be a hate crime based on gender, ethnicity and religion.

  • 8. What does it matter? wrote:

    Regardless of race, relgion, gender, etc., the act in itself, is enough to be a hate crime.


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