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A Yeshiva student from Israel was attacked and robbed Monday night while walking on Albany Avenue in Crown Heights. Full Story

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Raise the Age Law - Happy Now ?
May 2, 2018 3:14 pm

Last year NYS Sen Jessie Hamilton softened the criminal laws for 16 and 17 yr olds by championing “Raise the Age”.

So, if you beat someone up, but don’t cause “serious injury” like a broken bone (3rd degree assault) , it now goes to Family Court for counseling instead of a misdemeanor in Criminal Court.

Once the thugs on the street realize the law is different, they will less fearful of the consequences.

Block voting in the democratic primary will allow Jews to influence politicians who can not be trusted or relied on.

charging is not enough
May 2, 2018 9:40 am

the judge has to follow up with serious sentences. i kind of feel bad for young people who never had any guidance worth mentioning but they are well aware that what they’re doing is wrong and we have to stop them . they have their own grapevine boasting to others about what they got away with. their “friends” need to find out it doesn’t pay to sit in jail for mugging, stealing packages, grabbing cell phones and terrorizing a community. unfortunately they can only be deterred the hard way.

We need patrol and police present on each corner
May 2, 2018 7:31 am

why in a mix community instead of having peaceful life , we as always a target 🎯 for robbery and assault ……. it’s all comes from a chinuh and lack of strong punishment ….. pls go to public schools more often , educate them but also teach them what is a punishment and life in jail after doing crime

To #43, I am #40
May 2, 2018 3:43 am

You are correct about those statistics regarding Black on Black VS Black on White, crime in general.
But I do not know if that holds true, specifically in the Jewish section of Crown Heights, or in other Jewish areas such as the Jewish section of Boro Park.
But you are correct in that no crime should be tolerated.
The justice system is far too lenient on all crime, except when they are going after Jews or White Christian males, because it is politically correct to go after those groups, with extreme prejudice.

To #40
May 1, 2018 11:34 pm

You make some good points.

BUT as horrific as it is, and as awful as we feel when an African-American attacks a Jew like this, and like too many other recent instances of this kind of attack, check your statistics. Black-on-black crime statistics show an exponentially higher rate than Black-on-caucasian crime statistics.

But ANY crime here is not to be tolerated — not one iota!

Self defense after 3 classes ?
May 1, 2018 10:29 pm

Try not to walk by yourself. Walk pairs . Self defense classes are good but fighting by yourself can provoke those lowlives to use a knife or a gun .G-d forbid. The key is not to walk by yourself after certain hours

May 1, 2018 9:44 pm

Black men ? African American? Men ? No ! No ! No ! We all saw the clip of M .moskowitz,s attack Some one that act’s like this is amonster period !!!

To #18 Yes you can
May 1, 2018 7:36 pm

blame all crime against a Jew, on antisemitism.
When I was in yeshivah (Tefferes Bachurim, in Morristown) I remember being taught that an ytime anyone attacks a Jew even if they don’t even know their victim is a Jew, there is always something in their nefesh, that somehow ‘knows’ on some level and is attacking them because they are Jewish.
Now that does not mean, that these thugs did not also, want the money, but as #8 said, if the victim had been Black, he would have been less likely, to have been attacked.

May 1, 2018 5:11 pm

maybe if we wouldnt ridicule and laugh at litvishe communities when they had issues with things like feds we wouldnt have these issues happen here to us. Too late now but people should have thought twice before saying “those misnagdim deserve it”.

May 1, 2018 4:09 pm

And girls!!!

Why is everyone so surprised?!?!
May 1, 2018 3:59 pm

What is it with all of the hand wringing and complaining?!?! Why are the Jews of CH always begging for someone ELSE to protect them (“cops on every corner”, “where is George Zimmerman?”)?!?! When are people going to start taking PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AND SECURITY?!?! Yes, kudos to the NYPD for doing a good job with the apprehension….. BUT, with the track record of sedentary inaction which the community has so well established, this is going to become a daily occurance! (It’s unfortunately almost already there). These ANIMALS only understand one thing; IMMIDIATE AND OVERWHELMING, VIOLENT BRUTE… Read more »

Boruch Hoffinger
May 1, 2018 3:28 pm

Once again, these two robbers were probably incarcerated 40 times like the recent attack.
Goverment loves this…$$$
If they HATED this, it would stop.
Simple, really.
Garbage Government
Dismal failures, ‘from the top down.
They won’t protect their citizens.
The Rebbe’s said: ”Do NOT walk alone late at night.’

Boruch Hoffinger
May 1, 2018 3:17 pm

Once again, these two robbers were probably incarcerated 40 times like the recent attack.
Goverment loves this…$$$
If they HATED this, it would stop.
Simple, really.
Garbage Government
Dismal failures, ‘from the top down.
They won’t protect their citizens.

Miami, A survivor's tale
May 1, 2018 3:05 pm

I was born and raised in Miami (born 1958). In the first few decades, Miami was a good place to live and raise a family. But, unlimited immigration from third world Latin American countries caused Miami to be one of the most violent, crime-ridden, corrupt, and immoral cities.
I have a childhood friend (same age – we grew up in the same Miami neighborhood). He became a lawyer. After seeing his beloved city deteriorate like that, he moved away in 2004. He wrote a book about it titled,”Miami, a survivor’s tale.” – by Frank Abrams.

Of course he wasn't charged with assault
May 1, 2018 3:03 pm

To all the so called authorities in crown heights – “It was only a Jew”. Think if it had been the other way round.

More potent than pepper spray
May 1, 2018 2:59 pm

There is something more potent, cheaper and readily available than pepper spray.
In Israel, when knife and other violence got rampant, they were using Sano oven cleaner. Would the thought of (even mutually) blinding/disfiguring each other make even the bad guys afraid to start up something?

To number 27 and 29
May 1, 2018 2:30 pm

I wasn’t referring to the state of Florida as a whole, I was
Talking specifically on the area of Coral Springs.

May 1, 2018 2:29 pm

Law-abiding citizens should be allowed to carry firearms and use them to protect themselves.

All it takes is for one Chosid to draw a gun and point it at a thug and you solved this problem once and for all.

To #7
May 1, 2018 1:40 pm

Not too long ago, one of our local Crown Heighters went to visit his children living in Florida – NMB, and was Killed – forget attacked…..

Community leaders
May 1, 2018 1:28 pm

We need real community leaders that will actually do something for this community. Someone has to help stop the crime in crown heights. And moving out won’t stop the crime here, only by stepping up to the plate and doing something!!!

To # 7
May 1, 2018 1:25 pm

Florida has one of the highest crime rates in the U.S. Lol!

Collective Action
May 1, 2018 12:49 pm

1) Understand that federal, state and city council officials have millions of dollars at their disposal in their capital budgets, which they have discretionary power to use for more police WALKING streets and surveillance cameras 2) Understand elected officials only care about getting elected again which is based upon votes 3) Understand that the best chance for the CHJCC to have power is by getting Jews to vote in democratic primary which has less votes (margin of victory for City Council was 3500 votes) 4) Understand that that individual shuls can help CHJCC Jewish democratic primary voting by having farbrengens… Read more »

Get the hint
May 1, 2018 12:42 pm

If people are constantly getting attacked in your community maybe it’s time to wake up & try to defend yourselves carry a pepper spray for G-d sake I would say carry a gun or knife but pepper spray might be more practical for people. You can just order it online for $10 & it could save you from getting beat up robbed. For men & women wouldn’t you like to have something to defend yourself so your not just a sitting duck & can’t do anything while getting beat up robbed & Chas vishalom worse. This is good advice for… Read more »

Crown heights- florida
May 1, 2018 12:30 pm

To number 15: I think you should take notice that
I did say that crown heights is where the Rebbe is,
But that doesn’t mean that somebody cannot move away
As there were people that the Rebbe gave a directive
To relocate elsewhere, and I am one of them.

May 1, 2018 12:23 pm

Start walking around with pepper spray/mace they have small keychain sizes they can fit in your pocket. There are all different kinds just search online for pepper spray. If you want this to stop happening it’s time you start defending yourselves stop being victims & do something about it. If you can’t carry a gun or knife carry pepper spray it’s pretty simple someone tries to attack you spray them in the face. If you think it won’t work it’s better then nothing it’s better to have something to protect you rather then being a sitting duck getting beat up… Read more »

Why Is This Happening ?
May 1, 2018 12:11 pm

Why are these incidents happening in CH with such frequency?
The answer may not be as obvious as you think.
HaShem has a chesbon for everything — including these events!
Its time to wake-up chevre…..

“Bitachon” Frum Defense
May 1, 2018 12:04 pm

Yesterday, the first session of the program for the elderly, THE PSYCHOLOGICAL PREPARATION AND PHYSICAL REFLECTION OF THE SURPRISE ATTACK was held. All the participants were surprised-it turns out to run away and scream, this must be learned.

This one time I hope the pushka was empty.
May 1, 2018 12:00 pm

But even so just flaunting a pushka or something that looks valuable, but may not be so, at night could invite an attack & possible injury.

Midwest Cowboy
May 1, 2018 11:40 am

Time to move out of CH y’all!! There’s a wide SAFE World out there – get out while u can!!

To #8
May 1, 2018 11:24 am

Antisemitism is rampant in the world and had to be condemned and taken care of but you can’t blame all crime on that…
According to you any kidnappings of rich Jews (happened in other countries..) are also antisemitism..
In any country in the world there is basic precautions that you need to take when walking on the street. It’s very simple

This needs to stop!
May 1, 2018 11:16 am

I think the answer is that all Bochurim should learn self defense!

To #8 and #12
May 1, 2018 11:09 am

To #8:
They would of done the same to a yoppie showing off his wallet…

To #12: No problem walking at midnight but you gotta have some common sense and no need to show off your money. That’s a logic that applies in every country in the world. Once again it doesn’t justify the crime but basic precaution is always needed

To #7
May 1, 2018 10:52 am

How dare you say that! Crown Heights is where the Frierdiker Rebbe wanted to go, and Crown Heights is where the Rebbe wanted to go! I personally DO NOT agree with you. Crown Heights is where the Rebbe Rayatz was, that’s where the Rebbe was, AND STILL IS!!

Solution to problem
May 1, 2018 10:05 am

Dems are always lousy on crime. Stop voting in these losers.

May 1, 2018 10:04 am

Shkoiach for your eye opening words!!!!
youre right theyre just black. Obviously there’s a reason certain light colored people refrain from using such explicit, racist words. Lol. There used to be only apologetic jews and now the people with light skin fell into the same shtus

Such a shame!
May 1, 2018 9:53 am

We need to stop blaming the victim for walking at night.
This is a free country, where people should feel free to walk at anytime of the day and night.
As a young woman who spent a full year in China, nothing ever happened to me even when walking on my own at 12am.
Furthermore, who those who keep blaming the victim for walking alone at night, perhaps let’s refresh your memory that a member of our community was assaulted a couple weeks ago, in the middle of the day, in broad daylight!!!

ch resident
May 1, 2018 9:32 am

There were 2 BLACK men that attacked the israel bochur. They DO NOT deserve to be called African American.

I second comment #5
May 1, 2018 9:19 am

don’t you guys have a community council, or concerned citizens??? What the he– is wrong there?? it appears like people live there in Afghanistan!!! afraid to walk the streets??? is this a war zone a city where chaos reigns???

קראון הייטס תתחילו להתעורר
May 1, 2018 9:13 am

תפסיקו עם המסיבות עיתונאים הטיפשיות האלה שלא יוצא מזה כלום, עד שלא יקרה פה אסון יותר גדול לא תבינו ?
לכו למשטרה ותגידו להם עד כאן . שבכל פינת רחוב יש ניידת לפחות לחודשיים הקרובים

To #1 & #4
May 1, 2018 9:11 am

What is wrong with the both of you?
Seriously, if you have nothing smart to say just keep your stupid thoughts to yourself. We all know if there was a black male walking around at 12AM holding a “suspicions package” (like number 4 likes to call it) nothing would of happened. They clearly chose him because he was Jewish.
Get your head out of the sand and do something positive. Or just keep it there so we don’t have to hear all the dumb thoughts that pop into your head.

Crown heights-Florida
May 1, 2018 9:10 am

Oh boy! What a shame! For these things to happen in the Rebbe’s neighborhood.

I would say, it would be time to consider relocating to a safer

I live in an extremely warm, safe and chassidishe community
In Coral Springs, florida, and haven’t been happier!

“Bitachon” Frum Defense
May 1, 2018 9:05 am

chjcc. SELF- DEFENSE program. Learn to protect yourself and your family.Classes for boys 6-9years at 6pm.Boys 9-12years at 7p.m.Teens at 8.15p.m. Classes for men. Personal lessons.718 288 2947. at 899 Montgomery

Menachem m Engel
May 1, 2018 8:52 am

It’s a pity that comment boxes are always filled with criticism of the victims. We are a community, and we need to take action, at the very least have an united front against crime. I’m happy to hear that the cops who were there took care of it and arrested those criminals

Unfortunately not surprised.
May 1, 2018 8:33 am

When walking alone after 12AM holding a suspicions package, is definitely asking for trouble.

May 1, 2018 8:33 am

Why not for assault too??
Pretty sure that would have traumatized the victim more then been robbed

Summer spike?
May 1, 2018 8:29 am

They say when the weather heats up, violence heats up in the neighborhood. It’s a yearly pattern. The only thing is, it has been unseasonably cool this year.
Maybe the thugs just get this itch in April through August.
Stay safe everyone

May 1, 2018 8:25 am

Sad that we see more and more acts of violence in crown heights but this one is lack of common sense, why in the world would you be walking midnight with a pushka in your hands… Not to justify the robbers actions but some common sense is needed as well.