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De Blasio Comments on Stabbing

"We’re looking at it as a potential hate crime," Mayor Bill de Blasio said about the stabbing of Laiby Brikman in Crown Heights. Full Story, Video

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#8 is right
February 16, 2016 3:11 pm

B”H Given the identity of the victim, it’s really not right to say he was “dressed” as a Chossid; he IS one, and it plays down the ad hominem nature of the attack, as though people should ch”v be discouraged from dressing like Yidden, which has been a problem in Britain, and it’s really not appropriate to use this terminology for a Chassidic neighborhood!! The wording is an attempt to play down the real meaning of the attack, to sanitize it, it seems.

to #8
February 11, 2016 10:00 pm

Yes, there was a killing of police officers in another state a couple of days ago and the article said they were killed “just for being in uniform”.

IMO you are reading way too much into the sentence, when secular news reports on something like this, saying the person was dressed in Chassidic clothing is their way of saying the fact that he was a Chossid is likely the reason he was attacked.

Lol numnber 7
February 11, 2016 8:44 pm

def not ahavas chinam, we can agree.

Look at other cameras
February 11, 2016 7:32 pm

Other cameras like at kosher town or the laundry place might give a more accurate detail. If he was going down albany check like sauce and cheese cam

What is this language: "dressed in Hasidic clothing"???
February 11, 2016 6:06 pm

The person stabbed is a Chasid! He’s not some kind of wannabe, “dressed in Hasidic clothing” as if he’s in a fake costume, or a possible impostor, or something!

Why this odd language??? (I also heard the stabbing victim described this way on the radio; what gives here???? Did someone at the AP phrase it this way, and even frum Jewish sources like this website didn’t fix this?)

If the person stabbed were a police officer, would the press describe him or her as “dressed in a police uniform”????

"Potential"
February 11, 2016 4:13 pm

Is this mayor for real? “Potential” hate crime?!?!? It sure ain’t an act of ahvas chinam!

I Spotted Something
February 11, 2016 3:50 pm

I saw Israel Shemtov running down Empire Blvd at about 11:20 with two Kapottes in his hand.

what's the point
February 11, 2016 3:50 pm

Why do ppl have surveillance cameras that record, when 90 percent of the time the resolution of the picture is too low for identification purposes…

question
February 11, 2016 12:11 pm

have or will any of the black ministers/orgs come out against it? Are they speaking to their congregations? What are congregations worth if not to help improve life standards for everyone?

Shimon Shak
February 11, 2016 12:10 pm

In all likelihood this is a person that had a Schizophrenic episode and not a hate crime….my personal opinion.

Gang Related ?
February 11, 2016 11:56 am

The blue hat and knapsack indicate a school age male who may have been doing this as a gang initiation. Can the police look at who was late or absent from then local schools in that area?
We need more cops on the street and a video camera on every street corner. My prayers are with the victim.

Please check ur security cameras
February 11, 2016 11:39 am

Anyone in the area who has security cameras, please check them! This guy has to get caught- enough of this abuse from violent people! I hope Laiby feel better! Refuah shelaima

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