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Knockout Hospitalizes Father, Son

A Jewish father and son were sent to the hospital after a knockout attack by a black man in Crown Heights on Tuesday. "He came out of the blue and punched my son from behind," the victim told COLlive. Full Story

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to #31
September 4, 2014 1:17 am

“No matter what” ?????? Really ????

Who released this attacker?
September 3, 2014 11:15 pm

The psychiatrist who decided this attacker was sane enough to be freely roaming the streets should have this incident (and others the police seem to be well aware of) entered into his- the psychiatrist’s- professional record. If that were done I’d bet he’d think twice before releasing potentially dangerous patients to roam the streets. P. S. Regardless of his mental condition,there’s no doubt in my mind that the attacker chose these particular victims because they were visibly Jewish.

what leader
September 3, 2014 8:48 pm

It says the leaders should have davened more. So either
rochneeas or gashmeeas the leaders need to be called out

to #9
September 3, 2014 7:01 pm

plz have respect for the community leaders!!!!!!!!!!
it is a halacha to respect them, NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!

im shocked by the way u said that

and u cant judge any of them until ur in their place!


How many reported cases of the fabled "knockout game" are there anyone?
September 3, 2014 1:36 pm

I keep hearing “it happens all the time”, and Im sorry but that pure fiction.

Yes, I absolutely believe a schizophrenic would/has/will attack a black, white, hispanic person
September 3, 2014 1:34 pm

I dont really think you can apply anti semitic beliefs or a trend of anti semitism to a schizophrenic. People with that ailment, when violent, don’t typically discriminate.

with the old breed
September 3, 2014 12:58 pm

yeah getting maced has a sting to it….

well now there is a men’s only Krav Maga class in Boro Park…

to #17
September 3, 2014 11:47 am

Yes, he is a schizophrenic, that’s horrible and sad. But do you really think he would have done the same to a black guy and his son walking down the street? I don’t think so, he had enough sense in him to pick the “right” target. And unfortunately this is not the only incident. It’ s happening very often and not all the perpetrators have schizophrenia. Who the heck goes punching ppl for the sake of it? SICK!!!

September 3, 2014 12:46 am

Here is the plan: u get bochrim from every zal to protest on Sundays, 500 strong! Tell them , it could be them next time. 2: hire an atty to demand the Nypd does not wash this case. 3. Demand our “leaders” work just as we’ll with out a podium or camera, or they will be voted out. 4. Bring the news and let them hear from every victim in the last ten years who did not get justice, then file suit in federal court to bring the justice dept to clean up the corruption in the 71

September 2, 2014 10:57 pm

to #12 – Glad to hear your father and brother are okay and weren’t seriously injured.

if he's dangerous
September 2, 2014 10:21 pm

hospitalize him or lock him up, and throw away the key.
At least this dog was maced. Most other perps don’t even get that.

September 2, 2014 9:51 pm

You are missing something here, it’s exactly the attitude of blatant anti semitism around us that allows any crazy person to believe that the Jew is the easy victim. Ten to one he was not focusing on black 6 year olds. Crazy people look for easy victims too.

So what if he's schizophrenic?
September 2, 2014 8:41 pm

Someone who might cause harm to others should not be allowed on the street! Jail or hospital, but no on the streets.
Having psychological issues doesn’t excuse anything.

Boruch N. Hoffinger 'HaKohaine ' BS"D
September 2, 2014 6:55 pm

So…if he’s schizophrenic, give him ‘a split head.’

Boruch N. Hoffinger 'HaKohaine ' BS"D
September 2, 2014 6:53 pm

‘The attacker is a 40-year-old black male with a long psychological history and suffers from schizophrenia, a spokesperson for the NYPD 71st Precinct told COLlive.’ So, it the ‘shrinks’ deemed him non-violent they erred in their assessment — Sue them! That’s all they understand.

Boruch N. Hoffinger 'HaKohaine ' BS"D
September 2, 2014 6:51 pm

It’s possibly not the local pct’s fault, it’s either our so-called criminal justice system or the psychiatrists. I am NOT anti-psychiatrist, but am pro-honesty and sanity. I’ve got stories to tell about them. Here, in America, they tend to show kindness to the cruel, therefore bestowing cruelty on the kind. How many times was he arrested…10? Makes good business. Yes…#15 you probably are correct. Vigilantes are only necessary when the existing authorities aren’t doing their job. Without very tough law people swallow ea. other alive.

I say we close the neighborhood down.
September 2, 2014 6:51 pm

Park all our cars on Eastern Pkwy (not orderly) and demand a better response.

Did you guys miss the part where the assailant was schizophrenic?
September 2, 2014 6:41 pm

Not a game. Not a trend. Not a gang. A schizophrenic

To #15
September 2, 2014 5:48 pm

Fact is even small protests DO work both by getting rid of Commander Vega and by the Ehud Halavy incident. Imagine what a large taking to the streets (yes blocking traffic if needed) would do. Crown Heights used to be respected but even though our voting and business power has grown our political and by extension personal safety has decreased.

To #13 you are missing the point
September 2, 2014 5:10 pm

Our standing up and protesting won’t do much. We’ve tried it before, they laugh. We need to have a powerful community defense system in place without being so frightened of backlash from police or the criminals. We need to put the fear in the criminals to make them think twice about attacking anyone.

September 2, 2014 5:00 pm

No other community would up with this garbage!
This is happening too often! We should be protesting in the streets!

September 2, 2014 4:57 pm

When we get more then 125 to protest. We may start getting some respect from the politicians.

The boy is my brother the man is my father
September 2, 2014 4:20 pm

Bh they are both home feeling ok.

September 2, 2014 3:51 pm

What’s going to be with this crazy violence? It has got to stop!
I saw on another article on col today how a bunch of politicians came to CH yesterday. Did anyone speak to them about this? Can’t something be done? This is ridiculous!

Good to know
September 2, 2014 3:44 pm

In NYC it is perfectly legal to carry a folding knife concealed, so long as the blade is not longer than 4″. Look it up.

Are you naive?
September 2, 2014 3:40 pm

What community leaders? They exist in theory but reality teaches us otherwise.

next time
September 2, 2014 3:30 pm

the next time it happens , if we were to catch the attacker and hang in on kingston, i bet they will be afraid to come to crown heights and do it again

Ma Rabbi
September 2, 2014 3:03 pm

The community leaders must get involved to make sure this thug does jail time.

crazy blacks
September 2, 2014 2:44 pm

he was caught on union between schenectady and troy. I was there when they caught him.

another case under the carpet
September 2, 2014 2:40 pm

First look in the picture the cop didn’t even cuff the thug.The man was full aware of what he was doing . Punching a 6 year old boy in the face for no reason only because he is white is a hate crime . Its time to get rid of the inspector ,and the lousy good for nothing detectives who do nothing. Every case perpetrated against Jews it seems to be prosecuted to the fullest. When its the opposite nothing happens .

September 2, 2014 2:35 pm

That is a sick person, why is he not being hospitalized?

September 2, 2014 2:08 pm

Nothing will happen to this thug But if we dare attack back we will be life in prison

Not a 'Knockout' Game
September 2, 2014 1:52 pm

Please call it what it is: the same hate crime against Jews in Crown Heights by blacks that has been going on since the beginning of Jewish life here. When a grown man (if he can be so called) perpetrates a targeted attack against Jews it is counter productive and dangerous to write it off as the popular game of the moment.

what a joke!!!
September 2, 2014 1:44 pm

Just love how the “NYPD” is already making excuses for the attack??!! They will release him in few hours ( if they haven’t already) the 71st precinct is a joke!!!

A part of the problem is we have a bunch of So called ” leaders” who are more interested in photo-ops than actually taking people responsible up to task, for fear putting their personal connections in jeproady.

This problem has plagued the Jewish people for many years and unfuranately for us regular crown heighters there ain’t much we could do.