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Fun Day to Unite Crown Heights

A full day festival in Crown Heights on August 21 will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1991 riots by bringing the community together. Full Story

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moral comparison
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moral comparison

“We must never forget the terrible day in 1991 when Gavin Cato was killed in a tragic ACCIDENT and Yankel Rosenbaum was MURDERED in the days of unrest which followed.”

old timer
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old timer

POGROM
POGROM
POGROM
do not EVER forget that the “unfortunate event” of August 1991 was a POGROM, not riots.

was killed AND....Absurd
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was killed AND....Absurd

what in the world????????????????? A boy was killed by accident and in the same sentence you write about how a Jew was butchered in cold blood. I agree that there should be harmony amongst people, but NEVER NEVER NEVER put the “pogrom” of 1991 as anything but one sided. an accident is an accident and is very sad, but it is still an accident. What came from the African American community and some horrific so called leaders of that community after that, was, is, and will forever be a POGROM and a BREWING OF TERROR in the streets, much of… Read more »

#1 & #2 spot on!
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#1 & #2 spot on!

I agree, the riots was a pogrom. Let no one fool you. An unfortunate accident led to an intentional murder. Jews have never been violent. Harmony and peace will come when those who live along side us will stop the violence.

Riots kill
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Riots kill

If they want to insist on the term “riot.” So, a riot or a POGROM – innocent people get murdered!

Boruch N. Hoffinger
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Boruch N. Hoffinger

A wonderful idea! As a ‘Kohaine’ I give it my blessing. ‘Hashgacha Pratis!’ Today, at 12 noon, I went to Frankel’s Shul to the ‘mikveh.’ As I approached the door I met Rabbi Farkash. “Boruch, you can go do ‘mivtzoyim’ across the street, at President St. & Utica, because there are two men from ‘The Daily News’ interviewing residence about the ’91 Riots.’ I spoke to them for 10 minutes, explained how I was victimized during the riots (received a head wound), they photographed me, and I showed them how I teach ‘The 7 Noahide Laws’ and ‘The Chochmos of… Read more »

No 3
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No 3

I echo your description! An old timer too what a devastation & horrific time

Zahava Krevsky
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Zahava Krevsky

I believe they meant to credit PROJECT CURE…which was founded by Richard Green, Revered Paul Chandler and Dr. David Lazerson (Dr.Laz). Dr. Laz and the Cure will be performing at the festivities on Sunday August 21…

" DISTURBANCES "
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" DISTURBANCES "

IT IS NOW 25 YEARS SINCE THE INFAMOUS RIOTS THAT TOOK PLACE IN CROWN HEIGHTS. MOST OF TODAY’S RESIDENTS OF CH WERE TOO YOUNG TO REMEMBER WHAT TRANSPIRED OR DID NOT LIVE HERE DURING THA DISMAL PERIOD. WE SUFFERED THRU 3 DAYS OF LITERAL RIOTS WITH THE NYPD OUT IN FORCE BUT UNDER ORDERS TO LET THE RIOTERS HAVE THIER WAY. NOT UNTIL WEDNESDAY NIGHT ( THE RIOTS STARTED SUNDAY NIGHT AUGUST 19TH ) AFTER THE GOVERNOR THREATENED TO SEND IN THE NATIONAL GUARD DID THE MAYOR AND THE POLICE COMMISSIONER LET THE POLICE HANDLE THE SITUATION THE WAY THEY… Read more »

Shmira & the Guardian Angels
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Shmira & the Guardian Angels

It wasn’t only Israeli private security, but also Shmira (back then there was no separate Shomrim) voluntunteers, as well as shmira/shomrim from Williamsburg and other neighborhoods, and Curtis Sliwa and the Guardian Angels who patrolled the streets while the police stood around and did nothing for 3 days on Dinkins’ orders.

Imported - Never Forget Sharpton's Role as Agitator/Inciter
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Imported - Never Forget Sharpton's Role as Agitator/Inciter

Busses of outside trouble makers led by Al Sharpton and his cronies fueled the pogrom/violence. Later, after the violence Sharpton personally went to 770 to try and serve our dear Rebbe (the Rebbe had already left for the Ohel at the time) with court papers, notwithstanding that the Rebbe clearly had no liability for the accident. Most African Americans living in Crown Heights at the time wanted nothing to do with the riots, or helped defend Jews living on the same blocks. African Americans from Crown Heights interviewed by the media typically would say “I ain’t got no problem wih… Read more »

Giorgenti Commission Report
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Giorgenti Commission Report

Even the Giorgenti Commission Report was a “whitewash” when it comes to the issue of Dinkins’ responsibility for allowing the violence against the Jewish Community to go on for 3 days. Dinkins the racist had earlier also allowed violence against Korean grocery stores. Now it was a whole Community of Jews instead. The Giorgenti report presents clear evidence against Dinkins of his allowing the violence against Jews to go on for 3 days so his fellow African Americans can “vent” as clear as day and night, but then adds 2+2 to get 5 in its conclusion as to Dinkins’ culpability.… Read more »

SHOMRIM VOLUNTEERS
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SHOMRIM VOLUNTEERS

I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT MENTIONING AND THANKING ALL THE VARIOUS SHMIRA VOLUNTEERS FROM BOTH CROWN HEIGHTS AND OTHER NEIGHBERHOODS, IT WAS TRULY A SCENCE OF ACHDUS. THE GUARDIAN ANGELS ALSO PUT IN A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MANPOWER AND HOURS.. THIS JUST GOES TO SHOW THAT THE MAYOR ALLOWED THE SITUATION TO BE REMINISCENT OF THE WILD WEST, AND WE HAD TO HAVE PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS DO THE WORK OF THE POLICE IN ORDER TO KEEP THINGS SAFE..

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