Dec 4, 2018
NYPD Addresses Recent Attacks

Police and City officials met with Jewish activists to discuss the uptick in attacks against Jews in Brooklyn in recent months.

By COLlive reporter

New York City Council Member Chaim Deutsch, leader of the Jewish Caucus in the City Council, together with Council Member Laurie Cumbo of the Crown Heights district, met with Jewish community activists at the 71st Precinct of the New York Police Department on Tuesday.

Led by Chief Charles Scholl of the Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, the briefing discussed the increased number of anti-Semitic attacks towards identifiable Jews that have taken place over the past few months, and the police response to them, in Crown Heights, Williamsburg and throughout the city.

Deutsch set the tone by talking of the shared concern for the increased number of incidents and of his attempts to try to understand what was driving the uptick in such attacks since this summer.

Cumbo spoke of her determination and that of the entire City Council to support the Police in any way possible to help address the issue and to try to work towards prevention.

71st Precinct Commanding Officer Frank Giordano spoke of the police department's need to be proactive as well as reactive, and outlined some of the more recent incidents and the Police response to them. This includes both investigating the attacks and arresting the perpetrators, and increased patrols to ensure that there are no more incidents going forward.

Inspector Mark Molinari, Commander of the Hate Crimes Task Force, addressed the city-wide increase in Hate Crimes over the past 3 months or so, with Brooklyn being the most affected and Crown Heights having had more than its share of attacks.

Crown Heights community activist Chanina Sperlin asked about the classification of crimes as being bias-related, while activist Devorah Halberstam spoke passionately about the need for a more visible police presence in Crown Heights. Halberstam said that there have been numerous calls from neighborhood residents who are very worried about their children walking in the streets, going to Shul and school, since the increase in crime.

Crown Heights Jewish Community Council director Eli Cohen expressed a concern that the recent reduction of enforcement by the police has made criminals feel more emboldened to commit violent acts. He urged the political leadership to make sure that the Police are given the right support in combatting crime.

Eli Slavin, a liaison of Congress member Yevette Clarke, asked for details on the different methods that can be used to combat violence.

Evan Bernstein of the ADL spoke of his organization's work in combating violence and anti-semitism.

As reported on COLlive.com, Brooklyn residents are deeply concerned about the verbal and violent attacks they endured. Some noted how many of the attacks are not even reported to the police.

Deutsch said he intends on having a follow up meeting about this critical issue, bringing in the voices of the community as well.


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1
Why Wasn't this Advertised with More Notice
1) Why wasn't this meeting advertised with more advance notice...many people do not know the precinct meeting is every month
2) Why isn't precinct meeting a the public school like it used to be ?
3) The public did not know that all the Machers would be there...the public could have asked tougher questions
4) ELI SLAVIN - where is the federal funds for more cops...or to fund SHMIRA, SHOMRIM, ..and for more cameras. - its all about money - Anti - Semitic attacks are federal civil rights issue - its federal and Yvette Clarke is the federal representative for the area
5) Laurie Cumbo - will you ask for more money for more cops in CH in the NYC Budget?
6) Next time hold the precinct meeting in a the public school like it used to be..on New York Ave and East NY Ave, so more people can go , rather than one room in the precinct.....
7) the public should be invited....there should have been 200 Jews asking tougher questions...
(12/4/2018 6:03:53 PM)
2
Joey
BS”D Well it wasn’t held in Basil so maybe they are making progress and there is hope, keep it up and push the police to protect us
(12/4/2018 6:13:30 PM)
3
They will do nothing because CH doesn't vote
So non voting residents can blame themselves.
(12/4/2018 6:56:25 PM)
4
Joke
I feel like this has become a circus. Every couple of weeks the same people to gather to condemn the violence and antisemitism attacks that have occurred recently. Its the same lip service time and again. We need change.

To the leaders our our community it is time you step down and allow the next generation to lead. Enough is enough.
(12/4/2018 7:02:41 PM)
5
Never Bite the Hand that Feeds You
When you get PUBLIC FUNDS, you will never bite the hand that feeds you...that's why there will be no tough questions to elected officials on how much elected officials will ask for in their BUDGET FUNDING FOR MORE COPS WALKING BEAT/ SECURITY CAMERAS

S H O W M E T H E B U D G E T M O N E Y

O R

S H O W Y O U R S E L F T H E D O O R


(12/4/2018 7:25:53 PM)
6
DRONES
Drones can outrun PERPS - excellent deterrent

SHOMRIM DRONE - Kipa not included
(12/4/2018 7:28:15 PM)
7
ENOUGH DISCUSION TIME FOR ACTION
THESE PEOPLE WILL SIT AND DISCUSS UNTILL IT IS TOO LATE CVS
(12/4/2018 7:35:03 PM)
8
What a joke
You expect the democratic politicians to allow the police to take action. What planet are you on. The democrats from the mayor down wants the police to go easy on the criminals. This is the liberal lefty looney Democratic Party.
(12/4/2018 7:47:20 PM)
9
Community
I wonder y the Community was not invited and notified about this meeting.
it's the people who should have the voice. And the victims. its in our hand to make the changes for the Better
(12/4/2018 8:04:55 PM)
10
Time for change
Enough of this, stop the cover ups start putting officers on the street walking again, let the young leaders in.
(12/4/2018 8:11:36 PM)
11
Beautiful pictures
Again and again taking pictures, but we need action bepohel, not cops hiding in corners to give tickets and not to protect us
(12/4/2018 8:19:20 PM)
12
Pointless
Nothing will change
(12/4/2018 8:29:06 PM)
13
More Volunteer Shomrim on every block.
And pepper spray. No other way to legally defend yourself with no training. They will not arrest these folks who put em in office. Never vote Democrat ever. Look at IL, MI, CA worst crime in the country worst run.
(12/4/2018 8:41:45 PM)
14
Do they have enough police to patrol the streets 24/7? CH is big now
CH Jewish community spread for more streets now , it’s probavly not only 71 PCT but 77 and maybe more as well why they were not included in the meeting as well ....

Drones are good idea to cover more areas but regular walking patrols like it was few years ago make more sense ...

Thanks for the meeting and can u publish any accomplishments from previous meetings as well so we can feel more safe in CH
(12/4/2018 9:06:46 PM)
15
No leadership
The police know that all those people in the crowd are politicians themselves.
Why weren't the people invited?
No one wants the community there. Its all SHEKER
(12/4/2018 9:28:41 PM)
16
The reason that voting is connected to this:
If most people in CH don't vote, the politicians aren't afraid that they'll be voted out because of these problems and thus will do almost nothing about it. The only way to change that is if everyone in CH starts voting.
(12/4/2018 9:35:51 PM)
17
The DA will let them go free
He's not concerned that the Jews will vote against him because they don't vote at all.
(12/4/2018 9:36:51 PM)
18
You don't vote = you have no right to complain
It it your fault they don't take our community seriously.
(12/4/2018 9:37:34 PM)
19
Why doesn't everyone in CH vote?
If they did, the elected officials would give this the consideration it deserves.
(12/4/2018 9:38:58 PM)
20
N E W E L E C T I O N S - LUBAVITCH RENAISSANCE
7 Member Board of New CHJCC

a) One guy from Shomrim
b) One guy from Shmira
c) One guy fom Hatzolah
d) 2 Men
e) 2 Women

Conflict of interest rules -
1) No one can be the recipient of public funds, or have a non-profit that receives public funds or have a member of their immediate family who receives public funds as an individual or non-profit
2) No one who themselves or their immediate family works in commercial real estate
3) No one who holds an executive position in government
4) No one who eats pork
(12/4/2018 9:40:40 PM)
21
I vote and I care about our security
Do you?
(12/4/2018 9:40:49 PM)
22
Jewish Morality ?
Perhaps more disappointing than the crime against Jewish persons is that "Jewish advocates" have not called for regular elections of the CHJCC and public meetings for discourse. Why not host public meetings at different shuls each month ?

The only thing separating CH from totalitarianism is the electronic Jewish newspapers and the comments section.
(12/4/2018 9:50:13 PM)
23
Small step towards safety
I’m a single girl living in CH. On Friday nights, I often have to walk back from meals alone. I know it’s difficult to walk me home when you’d rather turn in for the night, but please think about our safety and walk us home. Thank you!
(12/4/2018 9:57:22 PM)
24
Let’s get more streets named after our parents!!!!
Let’s get more streets named after our parents!!!!

That’s “REAL YOUNG and NEW LEADERSHIP!!!
(12/4/2018 10:21:44 PM)
25
Was this just a photo op?
Was this just a photo op? 'Sure looks like it.

Was there any discussion about the revolving door at the NYPD even when these perps ARE apprehended?

More police presence is surely needed, but also, if the word on the street is that you'll get out without any serious charges, it emboldens the perps. What part of that should even need explaining at this point in time?????

Forgive my cynical tone here, but puh-leeze: a meeting with the same old same old "activists"? A few of the people in this plethora of photos are legitimately activists, but MOST are just politicians or their staff members, plain and simple.

And why wasn't the public informed and invited: doesn't that say it all?
(12/4/2018 10:28:12 PM)
26
.Save our children, and save our streets.
Save our children - Print plastic shopping bags, with the danger of Opioids.

That’s the Hope & Change from the New Leadership Wanna bees!!!!
(12/4/2018 10:40:09 PM)
27
#24
You are right, and to #18 our leaders are a joke, they just looking up for themselves
(12/4/2018 11:02:09 PM)
28
More police blah blah
Putting more police on the streets might be somewhat of a deterrent but since - for whatever reason - the police in Crown Heights do not seem to be inclined to pursue criminals that have attacked our community - and sometimes show themselves Not to be a friend of our community - it is not the solution.
(12/4/2018 11:59:48 PM)
29
Why wasnt I invited
I have a great organisation for the future of our youth....
(12/5/2018 6:06:51 AM)
30
care
the people in these pictures are working diligently to help our community they truly care for the safety, all the naysayers seem to be just jealous. These are the people who represent us to government and the police.
(12/5/2018 8:58:28 AM)
31
@ # 24
The Street Naming was because of many years of service to the Jewish community, which included assisting securing grants and money programs assisting Jewish disabled kids and Jewish disabled adults. The effort at the time could be described as trailblazing.

Jay from LI
(12/5/2018 9:53:50 AM)
32
I vote
And when I go to vote I see many residents of the community. We don't have the numbers even if every single member of the community voted. But we CAN have a voice if we spoke up as a united front and took ACTION.
(12/5/2018 10:18:08 AM)
33
I'm reminded
of the rooftop Koreans during the LA riots. Although the current situation in CH is nowhere near as bad as the situation during the LA riots, there is still a similar need for individuals in the community to take personal responsibility and action to ensure security and safety of other Jews in the community. I'm not advocating violence, but rather for a sense of responsibility to be taken. It would take pressure off the NYPD who are being pressured to do what they can't, but would mean that they would have to admit to not having control... which they'll never do in a tyrannical state that doesn't value the God given right to life, and likewise the protection of one's life as the individual sees fit.
(12/5/2018 10:42:45 AM)
34
To #32: Most people in CH do NOT vote!
I've been voting for many years and never see more than a few Jews there (if that).
(12/5/2018 12:38:35 PM)
35
Yaakov Mark
What happened to posting names? Why is every post anonymous. Wast of posting. Noone takes anonymous posts seriously in Crown Heights. The Rebbe was against it.
(12/5/2018 12:50:21 PM)
36
NYPD
The goons of the NYPD are only concerned with meeting their ticket quota these guys all live in tony long island and care less for our safety. totally useless.
(12/5/2018 1:50:44 PM)
37
# 31 ???
31
@ # 24
The Street Naming was because of many years of service to the Jewish community, which included assisting securing grants and money programs assisting Jewish disabled kids and Jewish disabled adults. The effort at the time could be described as trailblazing.

Jay from LI

Dear Y from CH, (you misspelled your name),

You forgot to mention Global Warming, Save the Whales, and No Justice No Peace……
(12/5/2018 3:31:28 PM)
38
@ # 37 a/k/a #31
Point # 1 - "First, Jewish law categorically prohibits public humiliation of another and suggests that public shame is the equivalent of murder (Baba Metzia 68b). Second, this principle is extended from the living to the dead. Immanuel ben Shlomo, 13th century Hebrew poet who lived in Rome, warned: "De mortuis nil nisi bonum" (Do not speak ill of the dead). Clearly, the dead are not able to defend themselves."
(The Jewish News of Northern California, April 16, 1999)

Point # 2 - "The post-Talmudic sages pronounced a cherem or ban on one who speaks ill of the dead. Speaking negatively about peo- ple is lowly at the best of times, but the deceased are simply unable to defend themselves, so this is really deemed to be a “blow below the belt”. (Torah for Today, February 13, 2014)

Jay from Long Island
(not Y from CH )

( No one is anonymous to Hashem )

(12/5/2018 5:57:45 PM)
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