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April 22, 2018 9:04 am

Poverty or low socio-economic status does not cause crime. Most people, regardless of ethnicity are just doing the best they can with (limited) resources. Why not try being pragmatic instead of seeking victimhood?

The Africans dread this image
April 20, 2018 10:54 am

When you say blacks are committing the crimes, it may sound like a stigma that ALL or only blacks are criminals or, at best, suspect. Understandably, they – anyone – would fear the effect and fallout of this. Therefore, in order to be more “sensitive,” better to say something like this: CRIMINALS are committing these crimes, without pointing out their ethnicity or religion.

Tefillin Campaign
April 19, 2018 9:50 am

Someone needs to put tefillin on Mark Zuckerberg.

Jewish Mean Beaten in Berlin by Muslim
April 19, 2018 8:45 am


If Yahoo is printing Muslim on Jew violence in Berlin, why shouldn’t facebook print black on Jew violence in Brooklyn. The motivating factor for the attack is religion. Since the motivated action by the assailant is a recurring act from individuals within a group, then there is a problem within that group (black community), which individuals should be aware of. How many random attacks, (by a stranger, not stealing) on African-American men happen by other African-American men ? Then we can call what happened black on Jew crime. The politicians should recognize it, Facebook should print it.

Facebook is ruining our brains
April 19, 2018 8:38 am

NY Magazine “The Internet Apologizes” 4/13/2018…

The man who oversaw the creation of the original iPhone believes the device he helped build is too addictive…. Even Sean Parker, Facebook’s first president, has blasted social media as a dangerous form of psychological manipulation. “God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains,” he lamented recently. Wake up!!

Partly right, #27, but...
April 18, 2018 10:08 pm

You say it’s a “class issue” but if that were the only explanation, the many super-poor Jewish families would have a lot of criminals among their ranks. To my knowledge that is not the case. It is a situation where the poor NON-JEWS are the criminals. That’s not a “class” issue, since many of our frum families are “lower class” in economic status. It is not “Politically Correct” to say this, but the problem is also cultural. As others have already said, most of our Black fellow Crown Heightsers are upstanding, good, G-d-fearing people who’d never hurt a fellow Crown… Read more »

April 18, 2018 7:05 pm

There are other social media options.

free choice
April 18, 2018 6:52 pm

To blame everything on economics and other social science textbook boilerplate is to deny the humanity and spirituality of whole swathed of people. I have met plenty of people in all these groups who have succeeded in rising above “what everyone else is doing”. Moshiach Now.

It seems like a double standard
April 18, 2018 6:33 pm

When a black man was shot, people criticised Collive for not mentioning he was Black, but now that a black man beats a jewish guy, we should just ignore his race.

We all know that if it was the other way around, the media would cry racism, but when the attack is
Committed by a black man, not a voice is heard.

Class, not race
April 18, 2018 4:47 pm

If the blacks were upper middle class, educated and hard working we’d have no issue. If the white hipsters were impoverished, bored and desperate, we’d have them attacking us. Skin color has nothing to do with this. It’s a class issue.

#24 I agree
April 18, 2018 4:09 pm

Once, during an argument with my hyper-liberal father about the problems in the African-American communities, I said, “I don’t think you can blame everything on racism.”

He paused, then somberly said, “You’re starting to sound like a Republican.”

Get Involved
April 18, 2018 12:04 pm

The 71st Pct. Council General Meeting for April will be Thursday, April 19, at the school on the corner of Empire Blvd and NY Ave. 7:30PM. The participants can voice their concerns and network with community leaders and politicians.

To #18
April 18, 2018 11:56 am

segregation: Illegal for decades low education: NY spends a tremendous amount on Public Schools; blacks have access to more educational resources now than at any time in the past dysfunction among families: Sure. Why? homelessness: No worse in the black community than among white drug users. drug and other issues: Sure. Why? The crime committed by American blacks is astronomical, exponentially higher than among equally poor whites. I don’t think the situation is hopeless, but pretending that it’s all a function of racism hurts blacks themselves by sidestepping the problem. It’s just like pretending that Islamic terrorism is a socioeconomic… Read more »

Culture Problem
April 18, 2018 11:36 am

There is a massive culture problem in the black community right now as a whole, not just in crown heights. This is evident when you look at the numbers and find that although blacks are only 13% of the population they commit 50% of the murder, the single motherhood rate is 70% right now in the black community compared to 20% during the civil rights movement, and for all the the talk of police brutality, far and away the most likely way a black will be killed will be by another black. There are very serious culture problem in the… Read more »

April 18, 2018 8:22 am


This is #4 again
April 18, 2018 7:50 am

1) to #9, I live a block away from Kingston.

2) To #18, thank you. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

It's about time
April 18, 2018 7:43 am

Sue them for a billion dollars for trauma and violation of rights. Include in the suit that by being silenced you are being reminded of Nazi Germany and since facebook allows BLM AND SJP they are discriminated and tormenting you. Its time they pay for their racism. Every post removed is a form of torment. 1,000,000,000 is the number to sue for. Contact the DOJ.

to #4
April 18, 2018 7:18 am

wake up. there is now many white yuppies in and around crown heights. do you see them attacking white jews? the black community has always been violent and looking for fun . no direction, not educated, lets face facts we live in a jungle

Racism pervades
April 18, 2018 7:10 am

The crime in Crown Heights has nothing to do with the fact that the people committing the crimes are black and we are Jews. It has to do with the fact that the black community is one of a number of communities that have high crime rates due to segregation sometimes, low education, dysfunction among families, homelessness, drug and other issues. Most crime by black people is towards other black people. In other parts of the country the main perpetrators of crimes like these are white people. This is what we call socio-economic issues that cause crime. The reason there… Read more »

Let’s get proactive
April 18, 2018 6:26 am


Do what the Rebbe said stand on street corners and give out sheb
April 18, 2018 1:16 am

Do what the Rebbe wants us to do mivtza sheva mitzvos bnei Noach

Do you have fb?
April 18, 2018 12:09 am

If so please REPOST THE ORIGINAL POST. Let’s aim for 1,000 posts about the disgusting black againt Jew crime in CH. Maybe FB will block you for a month, but you may get some positive response from others who see your post before it gets taken down

April 17, 2018 11:42 pm

isnt zuckerberg friends with the local shliach? I guess hes not as close to us lubavitch as we think!

To #4 – let's be intellectually honest
April 17, 2018 10:51 pm

“..They aren’t doing this because they are black and we are Jews.” Do you really think: (a) if there was instead a group of Jews out there they would they perpetrate the same viciousness ?? or (b) if the men walking by were black, there would be the same chance they would be attacked by the group that did the attack?? There are serious issues amongst many of the youth, which will lead them to very sad and unfortunate futures! It doesn’t help when their ‘leaders’ scapegoat Jews instead of encouraging emulating that which is admirable/beneficial about them. One of… Read more »

Political Correctness
April 17, 2018 10:49 pm

@ #4 ) We should reference the description of the assailant and the victim, to inform the public. Many of the knockout attacks are happening precisely because the victim is Jewish. Although the assailants aren’t doing this because they are black, but the fact is that is that they are coming from the black community. And while the crime rate may be high, the proper question would be how many times does an African-American youth punch out an African-American man in his 40’s who walks out of church, who the perp does not does not know or does not want… Read more »

I was assulted today.
April 17, 2018 10:47 pm

On the 4 train by a young black teen.
Crime is way up.
Police don’t seem to care. And the black male youth seem to lack direction. This is a real issue.

To #4
April 17, 2018 10:31 pm

SO: Is there also a pattern of black on yuppie/hipster crime in Crown Heights? IF it’s about equal to the black on Jewish crime, then I’d agree with #4. BUT THEN AGAIN, even if that’s the case, are there repeated instances of yuppies/hipsters attacking Blacks? I think not, just like what the original FB poster said, that Jews are not out there assaulting Blacks. So this is, unfortunately, likely, not just “a high crime rate.” This is not racist. It is LOGIC based on what is going on out there. There is ALSO (likely even more than Black on Jewish… Read more »

to number four
April 17, 2018 10:31 pm

have you heard of white vs jew crime because i haven’t. growing up in crown heights every month or two i would hear of a kid in school who was mugged by a black. i don’t think all blacks are like that however the fact is in crown heights the majority of assaults of jews are by blacks. if you are a local you would know that unless your head is buried in the sand. if you aren’t a local don’t pose as one and spew garbage.

To #4
April 17, 2018 10:24 pm

That’s EXACTLY why they are doing it. Get your head out of the sand.

Facebook shouldn't ban you for the truth
April 17, 2018 10:05 pm

Bottom line is that whites aren’t beating up Jews, blacks are. You never hear of white violent crimes against Jews in Crown Heights. You just hear of blacks assaulting Jews. The politicians should address this. Especially since they are black and it is their community who is doing the violence. If the local leaders worked harder to build bridges between the Jewish and black community I believe these crimes would slow down.

To number 4
April 17, 2018 10:01 pm

I don’t agree they are doing this precisely because we are jewish and they are black inspired by antisemitism, this is not your typical urban crime this is a targeting of a minority community

To #4
April 17, 2018 10:00 pm
April 17, 2018 9:51 pm

If they were white, would you call it “white on Jewish crime?” Their ethnicity is irrelevant. They aren’t doing this because they are black and we are Jews. We live in an urban center. There’s a higj crime rate, and that’s unfortunate.

If you don’t need fb
April 17, 2018 9:21 pm

If you don’t need fb for business, abandon it. They need you more than opposite. They make 100% of their revenue off of eyeballs.

time to
April 17, 2018 9:15 pm

switch to mewe instead of FB. A much better platform and network.

Time for a boycott
April 17, 2018 9:06 pm

Eh, nevermind. Nobody uses facebook anyway.