Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind and other elected officials and clergy held a news conference Monday to decry recent violence against Jews in the neighborhood.
The conference gathered in front of 339 Albany Avenue, between Eastern Parkway and Union Street, the exact site of last Wednesday’s violent assault on 24-year-old Jewish student Avrohom Wolosow.
In an attack Wednesday, the Anti-Defamation League says, three teens approached and hit a Jewish man walking down the street in Crown Heights. Surveillance footage from the scene shows the teens approaching the man, with one quickly punching him in the face before they all run away.
Surveillance footage Knockout attack in Crown Heights:
Then, a day later, the group says, three young men attacked a 9-year-old boy in the same neighborhood, hitting him in the head.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said the attacks have to stop.
“We have an obligation as Brooklynites and as New Yorkers to state, ‘That will not happen in our city,’” he said.
Following remarks from the Borough President, Public Advocate Letitia James, activist Chanina Sperlin and others, Jewish and black leaders along with community members walked down to the Raksin home to pay their condolences to the family of Yosef Raksin who was brutally murdered in Miami last Saturday morning while walking to synagogue services.
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