By COLlive reporter
The assault of a Chassidic Jewish man by a group of 7 black teens was recorded on surveillance footage which was recently released.
Community activist Yaakov Behrman posted the disturbing video to Twitter, but wrote that the victim does not want to come forward due to his fear of the discovery reform, which may lead to the attacker finding out his identity.
In the video, the group of teens is seen running after the Jewish man, hitting him in the head with a chair. They are then seen chasing him down the block, and one can be seen punching the man in the head.
The incident occurred last Tuesday evening on Lincoln Place near Albany Avenue, the same day another incident occurred in Crown Heights a short while later.
In the second incident, a Jewish man was assaulted by a group of teens on Union Street between Albany and Kingston Avenues at approximately 6:00 pm.
The group of black teenaged males approached him from behind. One of the males punched the Jewish man in the head, while the other took a video of the attack, police said.
The investigation was referred to the Hate Crimes unit and is being treated as a bias attack, NYPD said.
Behrman says he believes it is the same group of teens who have perpetrated both attacks.
Police are searching for the attackers, no arrests have been made.
I found disturbing footage of chair throwing & assault on Chassidic Jew Tue on Albany & Lincoln. Victim is uncomfortable reporting due to the discovery reform (attacker may know his identity). Same group assaulted someone later that night on Union Kingston. @NYPD77Pct @NYPD71Pct pic.twitter.com/f5jEAL5SkR
— Yaacov Behrman (@ChabadLubavitch) December 31, 2019
Haven’t they arrived in Crown Heights? This is insane….
This was last Tuesday
so what?! why is that important? it didn’t happen today?
The comment above was answering the question and explaining that the Guardian Angels weren’t there yet.
Guardian Angel? Sliwa is an old goy that can hardly walk! Where are the able bodies Lubos in Crown Heights? Why do they live in a hostile environment? Stupid!
This is enough !
You must arm yourselves too! Buy guns !! Learn judo karate etc!! Don’t allow yourselves to be hit by anyone!!? Am mat these assaults! I’m a woman at 69 I will fight back!
If you cannot defend yourself stop walking alone at night. I know it’s not right you should be able to walk alone at night & not get attacked but unfortunately that’s just not the world we live in. So either learn how to defend yourself or don’t walk alone at night. Very simple. I don’t know how this is still happening. After 2 years of constent attacks you all should learn your lesson already stop playing games your making us look week & animals go after the week
I think your reaction would be different if this was your son.
No one needs to have to defend themselves when walking on the street where are we in Harlem ??
Ya they should continue to walk the streets alone & continue to get beat up very smart. Weather this is my son or not doesn’t make a difference how I would react. Because what I wrote isn’t emotional it’s simply logical. If you don’t know how to defend yourself you have no business walking alone at night when there are gangs of black teens roaming the streets
“Teens” are media ‘code’ for black thugs. These poor yiddish guys need to either get armed and trained and readyto protect and defend their lives , or just dutifully march into the gas chambers of history.
Ok you know better they should continue to walk alone at night & continue getting beat up very smart. Weather it’s my son or not wouldn’t change what I wrote. Because what I wrote is not emotional is simply logical. If you can’t defend yourself you have no business walking alone when there are gangs of black teens roaming the streets. It’s because of people like you that this keeps happening. Open your eyes this has been happening for years & your all still walking alone at night not knowing how to defend yourself. So this will keep happening because… Read more »
i walk everyday in harlem and there is no issue there
PRESERVE THEIR LIVES…TORAH COMMANDMENT
YES THEY DO! Didnt you watch the video? They certainly DO!
The second incident took place at 6PM, the first even earlier. It is very normal and expected to be walking around at that time of the evening.
You say it’s very normal & expected to be walking around at that time. Well these aren’t normal circumstances & the only thing to be expected is to probably get attacked because this has only been happening none stop for years already so you can all just continue doing what you have been doing for years & keep getting attacked or you can change your life style of walking alone not knowing anything about self defense & continue getting attacked your choice
You shouldn’t be victim shaming!
“Stop playing games”?
Are you referring to the person walking in the street at 6 pm?
P.S. learn to spell ‘weak’. And if you don’t know how to spell, stop writing comments. You’re making us all seem like fools.
I’m referring to all these people who have zero self defense training & they think they can walk alone at night when there are groups of black teens walking around looking to beat up Jews. This has only been happening for 2 years straight. But I guess your right they should continue walking alone at night with zero self defense training cause that is really smart & no one ever gets attacked P.S. spelling has nothing to do with this so the fact that you brought it up shows what kind of person you are. Your one of them know… Read more »
1st rule know when to run. In self defence you should always avoid the situation whether that means dont walk alone or to run. Fighting back aint always the answer. There are 6 against 1 and if you start fighting back it will become more vicious. At this stage its small one or two hit attacks if you fight back tbey will fight more and will also start using weapons if you over power them. Which will mean deaths rather then attacks. My suggestion is to walk in numbers like already stated no need for self defence classes. They are… Read more »
The answer isn’t to stay off the streets at night or walk in groups! The answer is to meet force with overwhelming force. Get a gun, get trained, and get over your pitiful cowardly approach to hostility.
You seem to be mature enough to make this persons comment into an attack on itself. You write as if you’re solving the problem. People can post difference of opinion. That doesn’t mean you should knock them down (Hence the attack of this article) He has a valid point. People should walk in groups until this subsides (hopefully sooner than later). If you want to walk alone, then that’s your right. I hope you know self defence. Good Luck
When they walk home from work, school, shul, the store, a friday night meal. Use a little common sense.
This can happen to you at 12:00 midday. Whay does night have to do wit anything.
Defending yourself against a pack of black teens is a futile task at best, u less you have an gun and shoot one. Than the rest scatter. Streets must be safe for everyone.
If you can’t defend yourself don’t walk alone what’s so hard to understand I’m not crazy & I agree the streets should be safer for everyone but the fact is they aren’t so what are you gonna do? Your probably gonna keep walking alone & keep getting attacked cause this has been going on for years & your still not learning your lesson
If not maybe you shouldn’t talk.
B buy a gun and use it.
just by saying it your tolerating the behaviour of these group of blacks. and second even if he could defend himself hes going up against a few of them not just one. it’s a no win situation. and third these attacks have been happening in broad daylight. your outlook on this is appalling. we need to start fighting back!!! it’s only out of control because they’re getting away with it. but our community is so devided and if we don’t come together to stand up to this it’s scary to think what will happen!
U worry how it makes us look, weak? U sound embarrassed… u wana change? Organized self defense classes catering to boys and girls of our community…. making comments like that doesn’t helo the situation, nor showing to goyim that we are afraid by being scared to walk on our own.
What is going on here!???!??
Where’s Crown Heights leadership!?? ( there is NONE) Do something fast, people will start getting killed here in Crown heights.
God blesss the guardian angels!!! It’s pathetic that we need them coming to our rescue.
Honest question. If there are gangs of black teens roaming the streets what exactly is your plan when you walk alone at night and you come across these groups of teens? Do you have a plan? Do you have a way to defend yourself? if not then what in the world are you doing walking alone what do you expect to happen after years of people constantly getting attacked. Honestly it’s time to change your life style and learn your lesson already. If the police can’t defend you time to learn how to defend yourself. KILL OR BE KILLED
k, i’ll speak really slowly
IT. WAS. SIX. O. CLOCK. IN. THE. EVENING
Yes it was. Yet attacks are happening. we still need to be more cautious. Logic is what keeps you safer
IF. YOU. CANT. DEFEND. YOURSELF. DON’T. WALK. ALONE. OTHERWISE. BE. PREPARED. TO. GET. ATTACKED. The reason this keeps happening for the past 2 years is because of the way you think your all wondering how does this keep happening I’m not sure what to say anymore just keep doing what your doing it’s working out great for Y’all
wait. who is y’all? you mean you don’t live here but know more about our self-interest than we do why is that? do you care more about us than we do about ourselves or are you really just that much smarter than we are. do you really believe that. really? no, the entire crown heights on 24 hour lock down for the foreseeable future is not an option at this point in time G-d forbid we get there but we aren’t there yet you aren’t a stakeholder and you are correct that you don’t have much to contribute about this… Read more »
Not sure how you came to the conclusion that I don’t live here but that’s not the point. By y’all I mean people like you. People who have your mindset for example this has been happening for around 2 years straight but your not gonna change anything your just gonna keep doing the same thing over & over & never learn your lessons but good job keep it up it’s really working out great
I have a question for you. Why did this bocher walk straight into a group of 7 big black teens. He had maybe a whole block to spot them & cross the street instead he walks right past them why? This has only been happening for around 2 years maybe it’s time to learn your lesson but your probably not gonna change anything your just gonna keep doing the same things & making the same mistakes
He walked down the sidewalk that he was on BC he has every right to. They can not and must not be shown that they own the streets and Jews bow in submission.
He stood up for himself and all Jews. We are not cowards and we are here to stay.
So you would rather them beat him up & own the streets then him being smart & crossing the street a block before. Sorry to break it to you but that’s just plain stupid. They already own the streets because no one is doing anything to stop them from beating Jews up. It’s not bowing in submission it’s called Situational Awareness & it doesn’t make you a coward it keeps you from being attacked. Even the toughest guys in the military use it & if one of them was walking alone & saw a group of big black guys they… Read more »
Yes, situation awareness is critical. And so is reading comprehension.
It’s hilarious that you would mention reading comprehension because your clearly not getting what I’m writing at all. Also you didn’t answer my question why did that Bocher walk straight into a group of 7 big black teens when these attacks have been happening for around 2 years? since you didn’t answer I’ll answer for you. It’s because of people like you who are to stubborn & aren’t willing to change, to learn from mistakes & to adapt. Based off your comments it sounds like your more interested in keeping your crown heights attitude then actually changing things for the… Read more »
no, the grandparent was taking issue with the bochur walking alone on the street at 6 in the evening …. AT. ALL.
situational awareness is the most critical tool we have in our bag currently.
read the thread again carefully
you. can. do. it
Women shouldn’t wear pants, or shorts, (or not have a Hijab) if they don’t want to get attacked. right? Why give these lowlife thugs abase to work from? We shouldn’t be afraid of walking home…at 6pm!
But the laws in NY prohibit being armed. And we know from the grand old history in Crown Heights that the police (here) are more likely to go after a Jew who counter attacks a perpetrator than after the perpetrator themselves. Since you mention a plan- what do YOU think the plan should be for a young man walking to shul at 6 pm, or a young lady walking home from the subway after work etc?
The least you can do is learn how to use pepper spray that could help. But you really have to be careful that the wind doesn’t blow it back in your face. But I still don’t think people should be walking alone until these attacks stop
It’s not always easy to use unless you have plenty of room to run directly after
Until we don’t fight back this will continue to happen FIGHT BACK
What a heck are you freakin kidding me .. ??? What has he done to yall ? What kind of parents raised these kids they must be so proud of them … insane
All talk… the crux of the issue is NO consequence! Max any of these guys can get is 1 night in jail.. and that’s if they get cought…that’s a pretty low risk ratio to the thrill they get (as apparent in the video) by violently beating a Jew just because he’s Jewish
There is no room for such animals in America they should be persecuted to the full extent.
That’s the ONLY solution plus the death penalty for more severe crimes. Put the fear in them. They are naturally cowards which is why they always make sure it’s at least 3 against one or that their prey is half their size.
Yaacov – you have my vote for Vaad Hakohol elections!
what happend to the moment of silence campaign!? where are all the crown heights activists (the shpits chabad’s that care about the rebbe) we can’t lobby the politicians to sign into law a moment of silence for all public schools in new York state. these kids are teenagers where are we expecting them to learn morals and ethics? from television,video games, movie stars, our great politicians!? if we don’t teach them morals and ethics based on the ten commandments they will learn a different kind of ethics elsewhere it’s time we wake up and smell the coffee and listen to… Read more »
6 pm someone can’t go to yeshiva???
Let me see you fight off 7 teens (even with 2 people)
They can go to yeshiva they can go anywhere they want but unfortunately it’s just not safe & they will probably get attacked so if the city & the cops aren’t doing anything might be time to take matters into your own hands but your probably not gonna do anything about it & this will just continue happening
it isn’t completely impossible to get a license to carry a firearm in NY.
a few members of the community should start carrying; hopefully, get attacked; and legally use their weapon. that will be the last of the attacks against our community. Don’t get me wrong. they’ll riot. The media will call us racist, and we might lose some sympathy from some people (ppl tend to hate it when victims stand up for themselves. see Isreal), but at the end of it all, they will stop attacking us because they will fear for their lives.
Will hate us anyway, let them at least respect us.
but at least they will “respect” us!
There were cars driving by while the crime was happening but nobody got out to help, we need to be on the lookout and we need to be trained to call for help as soon as someone starts up, it’s time to bring “CHAPTZEM” back!!
Bring CHAPTHEM back
You can’t be serious, Saying to fight? One young man against eight animals? It would be advisable to only walk in groups. I know some people think, why should we need to keep from living our regular lives. Well, when you live in a place where no one is there to protect you from violence you need to be smart and careful. You don’t need to stay home. Just don’t go out late and always make sure to walk in groups. You do realize, we ARE in golus.
Be Kind To One Another. Help bring Moshiach!
If you’re not going to fight back at least let people know you’re in trouble and in need of assistance.
There were a lot of witnesses but no one wants to get involved. Much easier to sit in your car and think “wow that was crazy! Now I’ve got a really interesting story to share”.
Wanna see you thinking about all the right things to do in the moment.
It’s time to pay back to the attacker as I guy who was trough all israel bad years I can tell u that’s the way to go don’t be afraid
Sometimes it’s best to fight back (and learn know how to). Sometimes it’s best to only walk in groups. Sometimes it best to proactively organize a vigilante group to exact street justice. Sometimes it’s best to organize cross culture education. Sometimes it’s best to reach out to other cultures in the same environment to create cooperative responsiveness and united front. Sometimes it best to run away. Sometimes it’s best to carry a weapon and use it. Rarely is it best to be an armchair judge and dictator.
This type of violence can only be taken care of with violence.
And btw, the odds of you getting attacked is too insignificant to spend money on cross culture education
Agree, we are cowards.
He shouted back and them and caught the chair the second time and had most of them running with their tails in between their legs.
Yes, obviously he couldn’t beat up 7 guys.
Speak for yourself;
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WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? MOSHIACH?
Poor kid, this is so sick, enough is enough we need to protect our own streets.
The current “LEADERSHIP” is dangerous, they don’t have the capacity to represent us. They’ve been played by Photo opps and slick words for to long to be taken seriously.
The result: Yiddishe kinder being beaten in our streets. Dangerous!
Change our representatives. They are embarrassing.
Anyone could just do whatever they want to Jews and get away with it????
Where is the nypd?? What is going on?? This is like waking through a wild zoo!! Enough is enough!! Is there really no way to put an end this?
Import some Israeli duvduvan find each attacker and beat their brains out and disappear
If these are teens, why not hold programs in their public schools about getting along with neighbors that are different? Give them a tool- topic to communicate between themselves And the Chassidim so not only do they not express themselves negatively, but positively, instead!
Perhaps the concept of ‘mashpia’- both groups could use boosts with mentorship/ expressing a sufficient sense of purpose, focus, and practically using time efficiently.
Learning in school is an alien concept to them!
We know that when we are being plagued by while animals it is a supernatural phenomenon and we need a spiritual plan of action. When we conduct ourselves like higher beings ie yidden the animals see it on our faces and fear us. Ahavas Yisroel tznius hiskashrus
enough is enough
there is no parenting going on in those houses, we all know
they aspire to be gang-bangers and hip hip stars
once attackers start getting shot, things will start to change
This bocher walks straight into a group of 7 big black teens. He had maybe a whole block to spot them & cross the street no offense but come on now he had many opportunities to cross the street & avoid this. I’m not being mean I’m learning a lesson from a mistake that we should all learn from. Don’t get offended at what I wrote just learn From this that’s all
Moment of silence also sheva mitzvot campign these are things we heard from the rebbe
Why cant the community give basic training to a big number of people who are willing to dontae there time and patrol in groups of 10 around the streets 24/7 with rotates . We need to hunt these guys down . Jewish blood is cheap. We dont want another holocaust this is a disgrace. If the ny city won’t do anything about it we must !
Enough is enough!
What are we waiting for another stabbing or shooting?
Enough talk lets take action !
Yes, it is unjust that this has been happening in Crown Heights, but what one poster said is still perfectly valid. People must fight back, otherwise Jews will just be further targeted. There will always be criminals walking the streets in Brooklyn, always. It’s just the way it is. We shouldn’t have to do this but we have no choice. It’s time for people to start taking up martial arts like BJJ and learn how to react in situations like that. If people see we are fighting back, their conception of us will change. No victim mentality, come at the… Read more »
There is nothing you can do. Learn self defense is Baloney. It takes years to master self defense. And when your up against a pack of wolves your chances are slim. I know. I have trained and fought street fights for years. Old people or people with physical conditions can’t defend themselves either. Guns are difficult to get legally in New York. And if you get knocked down from behind or knocked out, the criminal can steal your gun and use it against you. Dogs is a option but most people have no room for dogs and it’s more for… Read more »
It seems that the victim did stand his ground as much as he could (as far as one can see in the video). I do hope he is alright and will gain strength from this. Shout out to him for being courageous even not to cross the road beforehand, he knew what was in front of him and faced the possibilities head on. People, get out of your cars and help.
According to the video he did stand his ground as much as he could. Such a courageous Chossid not crossing the road beforehand and facing head on what was to be. May he grow and derive much strength from this bravery.
People, get out of your cars and help.
We are at a point that if we don’t show them resistance they will continue looking at us as weak. Load yourself with pepper spray and a legal knife. Walk with your hand in the pocket ready to attack. After spraying and possibly stabbing them be ready to scream for Police and run if you can. They need to know that Jews are not easy targets and it will cost them their lives. Needless to say that our teens will need training to build their confidence. At the same time public schools need to work together with officials and send… Read more »
Look at all the traffic. People parking. people with cell phones. Traffic was moving slowly. The Bocher should have run in the street and called for help. If 4 or 5 cars would have responded he probably would not have gotten his second and third clop. This boy needs to walk only with friends.
The brave bochur caught the chair and threatened them. Had them running for the hills like the true cowards they are.
We need to arm ourselves.
At a minimum, Pepper Spray is legal in NY (for 18 and older), carry one, and the next time one of these thugs thinks it’ll be amusing to pick on us give him a faceful of pain.
Who thinks its time we sue the city and our police ?
these assaults are all incited and premeditated
using teens that won’t be prosecuted to full extent and insanity pleas for others . always in hoodies and hard to identify .theres a unified hate . time to unify and stop them
So many police officers, particularly black, in the area are personally ok with attacks on Jewish (or white people) in general. I’ve seen and heard so much to verify this. The criminals get this message loud and clear and that’s where all of this casual unpunished violence starts.
But they don’t actually go after true racists, they attack Jews who are immigrants, who have made these neighborhoods safe for EVERYONE and who mind their own business and just want to raise their families, be successful at work, and get on with their lives. This is just about attacking anyone (including members of their own communities) who seem to be an easy target- and what easier target than a community of people who have family values, do not try to kill others, and are generally peace loving?
1) The streets should be safer we have to urge the city to make crimes like this close to impossible. But until that happenedwe have to take things into our own handsand organizeas many patrols as possible. 2) Anyone able-bodied enough or mature enough to walk around alone should learn to defend themselves. 3) Unless those things are done we have to live with the unacceptable reality that walking around alone is dangerous. Right now that is the outrageous status quo. 4) We need Jews of Crown Heights to have a dangerous reputation of “disproportionate” self-defenders. (We need “The Red… Read more »
This gang of teens looks like they are on their way home from school, since this incident happened on Albany Avenue & Lincoln Place there is a big chance that some of these thugs live in the Albany Houses Projects by Albany Avenue & Park Place, It is always very dangerous & tons of crimes near the Albany Houses Projects, it would be common sense if the 77th Precinct can place cops on FOOT post patrol on corners on Albany Avenue from Eastern Parkway till Park Place because of the violence & crime in general coming from the Albany Houses… Read more »
Only problem is that it’s dangerous, so the cops don’t really wanna go there…
The D.A.D. is a perfect non-lethal weapon you can carry. Besides being military grade OC it has a super bright flash and transmits your location and a message you’re in trouble. In the app. you can put phone numbers of people you want to notify including 911. Go online to access it and tell Mike that Norm G. sent you. If you know your torah you know it wasn’t until it looked like the Jews would fail that Hashem stepped in. In other words, take some responsibility to protect yourself and if needed Hashem will fill in the blanks! Order… Read more »