Mar 11, 2019
Man Kicks Jewish Woman's Stroller

A young Jewish mother pushing a double stroller in Crown Heights Monday afternoon was the victim of an act of violence.

A young Jewish mother pushing a double stroller in Crown Heights Monday afternoon was the victim of an act of violence.

The woman was walking on Sterling Street between Brooklyn and New York Avenues a little after 1:00 pm, pushing a double carriage containing a 2 year old and an infant, when a black male walked past her, violently kicking the carriage and using expletives to tell her to "move out of the way," police said.

Surveillance video from near the scene of the incident shows the man walking directly up to the stroller, and instead of going around it, walking up to it and shoving it with his foot.

He is seen leaving the scene, while the woman is seen taking out her phone to attempt to call for help.

A witness followed the perp to a building on Kingston Avenue.

Police are currently investigating the incident.

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1
Find that animal
Would have been nice if she carried pepper spray & sprayed him right in his eyes but of course she doesn't have anything to protect herself & her kid cause you people never learn your lessons. Start carrying something to protect yourselves. Your all constantly getting attached in CH & act surprised
(3/11/2019 5:07:24 PM)
2
Agreed
Peper spray and high volt tazer gun he could of hurt the baby that animal savage
(3/11/2019 5:24:40 PM)
3
Pepper spray
Yup! I agree she should purchase pepper spray and so should everyone living in CH. Would have been amazing seeing her spray the whole bottle in that thug's face and hospitilizing his face!
(3/11/2019 5:31:09 PM)
4
Very important question
I have a scary but very important question. You all need to ask yourselves. What would you have done if this sycho started really attacking you & your kid? Are you all ready for something like that to happen to you? I'm asking this cause you really need to think about this before you take your kid on a walk are you prepared to protect your kid?!?!? You better be if not then maybe you shouldn't walk alone. I know that it's sad & horrible for you not to be safe in your own community but better safe then sorry. If this animal is willing to kick a stroller he is capable of much worse. Be prepared to fight back have a weapon to defend yourself. If you get pepper spray you have to learn how to use it so the wind doesn't blow it back in your face but get a good pepper spray at least you'll have something to defend yourself. And not just take a beating god forbid
(3/11/2019 5:34:44 PM)
5
Consept
There's no fear of doing anything, because our Jewish activists and vaad don't care enough.We should have demonstrations and people should go to jail, then mother's and kids would walk without being afraid. The politicians would respond to the demonstrations like the ones from sharpton and respect our community
(3/11/2019 5:35:16 PM)
6
Protect yourselves
You are Responsible for your own safety. The "activist" and "Community leaders" will have just have lunches & photo ops. You need to protect yourselves if you can't protect yourself then maybe don't walk by yourself & put your kid in danger
(3/11/2019 5:47:26 PM)
7
A very bad action on the part of the kicker; however,
as I watched the video, I saw the woman first in the middle of the sidewalk and then veer toward the perpetrator a bit. Who knows if she was or wasn't paying attention, but that is what I saw. Sometimes behavior like this is interpreted as a sense of entitlement or lack of respect. I do think that the perpetrator's response could have been: "Excuse me, did you realize you were veering toward me as I was walking?" Or....the woman could have excused herself if she realized she really was taking over the sidewalk. Of course kicking was wrong!

(3/11/2019 6:16:41 PM)
8
Pikuach Nefesh
With all the recent anti-Semitic hate crime in Crown Heights, there should be a cop on every corner. Anything less is unacceptable. The city and the mayor should be held accountable if G-d forbid the next crime happens. They must take action. This is pikuach nefesh.
(3/11/2019 6:16:48 PM)
9
Where can we buy it?
where can we buy pepper spray? bc i thought they would not ship in to NY since it's illigal.
i tried amazon and by the cart it says This item cannot be shipped to your selected location..
And wouldn't a person be in trouble for spraying that just bc someone pushed you?
(3/11/2019 6:17:23 PM)
10
Action is required
Send this video to all TV stations, don't keep it to our community only, find the animal, prosecute him for an attack, and make a live example that this behavior is not tolerable.
(3/11/2019 6:21:00 PM)
11
To number 9
You can buy on eBay. I have several and carry them at all times.
(3/11/2019 6:22:19 PM)
12
To #7
Correct, she was also on her cell phone oblivious, still no excuse for the violence
(3/11/2019 6:27:11 PM)
13
New leaders
I will be arranging meetings to deal with this as we need new leaders in crown heights !
(3/11/2019 6:31:15 PM)
14
To number 7
FYI anywhere outside of Brooklyn people are respectful when they see a mother with a stroller and even more so with a double stroller. They would move aside, smile and say pardon me.
This behavior is abnormal.
(3/11/2019 6:32:42 PM)
15
To 7
So, a woman does not maneuver a DOUBLE stroller well on the BROKEN, UNEVEN sidewalk of Brooklyn gives a SHRED of justification to someone to KICK the carriage of TWO BABIES!!!!!
You need to do some serious self-inspection!
(3/11/2019 6:52:47 PM)
16
New 2019 Purim spiel, pepper spray brings salvation to the
yidden!? 🤔 Hum, I really wonder if?!
(3/11/2019 6:56:25 PM)
17
Its been done before in other neighborhoods
Its time, that some of these perps are "found" pummeled to a pulp. Their faces publicized all over the net. What is wrong with them being the ones afraid?
"ÁŗŰ'ŲťŪ" was the word.
(3/11/2019 6:56:26 PM)
18
Find him
If police wants, they can find him and slap him with couple charges: one of them is a child endangerment.
(3/11/2019 7:14:42 PM)
19
To #11
I also have a few. I bought mine on pepperspray.com. I keep it in my tefilin bag when I have it. Otherwise I keep it in my pocket.
(3/11/2019 7:19:31 PM)
20
Not surprising
At this point, it is on us to be ready and expect this from these people
(3/11/2019 7:27:08 PM)
21
Aaron
BSĒD Before you take advise from all of the above knockers who sit by a computer and act as fearless Superman, a trained person needs to be enlisted to set forth the guidelines on how and when to use the spray
(3/11/2019 7:40:40 PM)
22
It's 1939 all over again and no ones paying attention
I'm terrified of what's been happening lately. The signs are all there. People are no longer scared to attack us. Seriously let's set up a fundraiser to get more security on every street
(3/11/2019 7:44:05 PM)
23
its a shame
there will be only 1 way ever stop it. put the attacker in a hospital bed and leave a message to the world there's no such a thing as attacking a yid
(3/11/2019 7:51:52 PM)
24
This man is what the the streets and liberal policy have raised
Money for smart phones , sneakers jeans and expensive stuff .
But no money to pay for the bus..... The sense of entitlement and the lack of respect for authority have become ingrained in these people. More so they think that they have been wronged by the world etc so they owe no one decent behavior . hard work is not asked of them , they pass school even whenthey fail and all excuses are found for them . this guy is thinking "how dare she block my path ..and a Jew no less , how dare she" ill show her to watch it next time . ..may all hamens fall this month
(3/11/2019 8:09:40 PM)
25
Bais Rivkah
Be careful people!
Today, my daughter, on her way home from Bais Rivkah HS, with other girls, was shoved by someone (different) as well. Scary.
(3/11/2019 8:16:37 PM)
26
To #1 faulty comment
Have you ever poked a bear in the eye? If you are able to turn on your heels and run like the wind then you can spray or counter attack. How can she do that with a baby carriage and put herself and her baby in more danger? Please think before you give advice or criticize.
(3/11/2019 8:27:18 PM)
27
To#22
If it's good advice it's good advice. How do you know who is writing these comments? It's pretty abvous that if you get pepper spray you should learn how to use it correctly. So you shouldn't sit there on your computer & pretend to know better then everyone & dis the comments
(3/11/2019 8:32:31 PM)
28
To 6 and 7
You wouldn't speak like that if was your wife. And because of comments like that this community has the representatives we have. You would care, only if it's your wife or family. Ahavas Israel no matter who it is!!!!
(3/11/2019 8:46:57 PM)
29
From # 22
BSĒD To 28 it is obvious from the way they write that they have no experience, just wildly spraying will only further enrage the fellow and in the within instance where she and her children were in no danger restraint was the proper reaction, a perform must be taught to act cooly and coldly and where to spray
(3/11/2019 9:09:31 PM)
30
Jewish Entitlement
I dont condone violence but jewish people in crown height and bushwick brooklyn are no walk in to the park. I remember my brother at 13 asked a older jewish girl for the time and was chase five blocks by three jewish guys so no I dont feel sorry for her they feel entitled all the time.
(3/11/2019 9:10:13 PM)
31
To everyone
You guys are all overreacting
(3/11/2019 9:17:41 PM)
32
To#27
So true no one should ever fight back. We should all just get used to constantly getting attacked & we shouldn't do anything about it. We should let them kick our strollers with kids in them & we should say thank you for kicking our stroller. We should all just let them attack us & be good little victims. What would have happened if he started hitting her & her kid? What should she do? Just take the beating? If she had pepper spray she would have a chance of protecting her kid. I get it that in this case she did the right thing by not doing anything but what if he escalated & started hitting her?
(3/11/2019 9:26:39 PM)
33
To# 30
Who said anything about wildly spraying? Pepper spray is a weapon to defend yourself. It can save your life & it can also cause you to be in much more danger. A gun can be used to save you or kill you. No one is saying to just wildly spray. It's like saying no one should have a gun to protect themselves because you will just wildly shoot bullets everywhere. No that's not what anyone is saying. All we are saying is have something to protect yourself if needed. Don't just be victims. When are you crown heightsers gonna start fighting back? Seems like your all just waiting for someone to really get attacked & hurt god forbid
(3/11/2019 9:38:34 PM)
34
Some thing aint right ..
This creature and others in the videos who push , shove , kick just keep walking . they dont turn back. They dont run. They just knock the other person out of the way , as if it is a "thing" . they then just keep walking like they its the most normal thing to do . lik there was a "nusance" was in there way and they moved it aside with disdain. Something is more then wrong... They really think its ok what they r doing..... Scary ...vnehpach hu asher yishlto hayehudim
(3/11/2019 9:58:48 PM)
35
Respect
This man looks like a student with a backpack
The woman is pushing her stroller with no regard for another person
Yes, he couldíve stepped aside BUT she couldíve walked more to the side
It does look like she veered into his path
Thatís not respectful
There another person there
Abissel mentchlichkeit
He wouldnít have kicked the stroller if she walked to the side
Maybe itís not PC to say as but itís true
Watch the video
(3/11/2019 10:18:22 PM)
36
To #'s 23 and 31...
To #23, You are 100% correct.
It's not just in crown heights. it's all over the world.
In Belgium for example they have parades, in which anti-Semites make caricatures of 'stereotypical' Jews posed in scenes that make Jews look evil.
This year they had puppets resembling Chassidic Jews, sitting on top of bags full of money, and with a song playing about how greedy Jews are.


To #31 so based on only one single incident (of which we are hearing only one side of the story), you justify your anti-Semitic claim of so called "Jewish entitlement".
If a non Jew would do that, you would never accuse non Jews of having a sense of entitlement.
Pardon me, but your hypocrisy, is showing.
(3/11/2019 10:19:06 PM)
37
To #7 you are totally wrong.
I just watched the video carefully, 3 times, to make sure of what I saw.
The woman was never "in the middle of the sidewalk" as you falsely claim.
She was almost all the way to the side, next to the fences in front of the houses, away from the side nearest the street.
She was a few inches away from the fences and then moved close by a couple of inches.

Then she stopped completely, well before the perp, got within 10 feet of her.

She was still completely stopped when he deliberately came up to her stroller and kicked it.

He had plenty of room to walk on the part of the sidewalk closer to the street (while still having plenty of room on the sidewalk itself), without having to get so close to her and he was in no way threatened or blocked by her stroller.
Either you did not watch the video carefully, or you are deliberately making things up, to suit your own agenda.
(3/11/2019 10:28:49 PM)
38
Seriously
There was plenty of room to the side of her what is wrong with you people
(3/11/2019 10:34:51 PM)
39
To #36
Yep, I see your point. She drove the stroller straight at him and he needed to kick it in self-defence to protect himself. She attacked him with the stroller. Wow! There is two sides to every story. Unbelievable!
(3/11/2019 10:47:50 PM)
40
#36
Your comment is unbelievable. You wouldn't say that if she was your wife
(3/11/2019 10:54:24 PM)
41
To #7 and 36
I watched the video many times.the mother didn't do anything and she even stopped for a few seconds b4 he approached and the guy just continued as if she doesn't exist.and she didn't block the whole side walk.he had plenty of room if he wanted to pass without starting up with her.the mother is pure innocent.and even if the side walk was narrow no excuses for doing what he did.and she wasnt on the phone but only started calling after what happened.they dont own the side walks.some respect to our Jewish community
(3/11/2019 10:59:21 PM)
42
He kicked right where her infant baby is ... hope babies are ok
Itís scary and itís in the middle of the day ..... arrest must be made even if this one is a psycho lock him up pls ...
Definitely itís our silent auctions against violence we are just commenting here ... can we do sign petition to our senator ? Where our police and in general our Shmira and new night patrol ? Something is not right anymore no balance in CH
(3/11/2019 11:16:32 PM)
43
She clearly stoped
Watch the video, she clearly stoped still at the side way before he reached her in a very respectful way (yes even while on her phone) im shocked at everyone who sees her as disrepectful and taking over the side walk
Watch again and you will see
(3/11/2019 11:22:12 PM)
44
Yes pepper spray
The gel pepper spray is better. That is really bad to kick a child carriage. The cops better get going to stop this for that is true pure evil like Nazi Germany.
(3/11/2019 11:34:54 PM)
45
Ch resident
We need a reality check.

When a man pushes a stroller into a woman once even if she might not be totally innocent there is an uproar. Oh the community, oh the nieghborhood, oh the police department, oh Belgium. We find for our satisfaction many reasons why these incidents are happening.

Check yourselves out. There is so much HATE against each other inside our community and NOTHING is being done to stop it.

We need to focus on our similarities and then much much more will be done.

Thank you.
(3/11/2019 11:45:09 PM)
46
#36
Right there is were she lives she wa.s heading to go up her steps. Thats why she was there.
(3/12/2019 12:09:56 AM)
47
Always keep to the right sise of the sidewalk
She should never have been kicked but yes from the looks of if she she veered straight into his path and there was no room for him to keep walking. He might just b someone with anger management issues, not nebcessarily a hate crime. The General rule of thumb : u always keep to the right side of the sidewalk to be mentchlich. But she still didnít deserve to b kicked.
(3/12/2019 12:55:58 AM)
48
i agree with #7, 12 & 36
the mother should have moved to the side to let him pass but that is not a justification for his violence.
(3/12/2019 1:27:41 AM)
49
To #7
You are right. No excuse for what he did but she should follow the rules of the road and stick to the right all would have been avoided
(3/12/2019 7:21:04 AM)
50
To 9, 11 and 20, Itís Illegal to Buy Pepper Spray Online in NY
Pepper spray is legal to carry in NY for those over the age of 18 with no felonies. However it must be purchased legally from a licensed vendor, such as a firearms dealer or a pharmacist. It is not worth it to buy it online even if it is cheaper or more convenient, because in an actual use case, the police will be involved, and you would not want more legal headaches than you would already have (on that note, itís also encouraged to familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations concerning self defense, so as to know when a situation justifies use from a legal perspective).

I bought mine from Meyerís Uniforms at 63 Flatbush Avenue, about a 10 minute subway ride from Crown Heights. They are the closest place as far as Iím aware that carry the best and most reliable brand; Sabre Red. Do not settle for any other brand, Sabre Red is rated the most reliable and effective among all other brands. I would also recommend keeping your receipt for the above mentioned reason of avoiding legal headaches where possible.

Training is important; you can buy inert Sabre practice canisters from eBay. Itís important to practice with them so that if G-d forbid you are attacked, it will not be your first experience with use. Do not keep it in your tefillin bag etc. In the event that you would need to use it, you should not have to fumble around to extract it, rather you should be able to withdraw and arm it easily and instantly (I recommend practicing this).

Hope this helps.
(3/12/2019 7:22:31 AM)
51
Mike
To # 15 This behavior is normal when youíre living amongst normal human beings. if I see an animal coming towards me I move the heck out of the way not into his path
(3/12/2019 9:46:41 AM)
52
Double Stroller
As a father of two and daily double stroller user, the following is obviously what happened:

If one has ever used a DS with two children in it, especially one being a toddler, they are heavy. Very heavy. pushing it requires two hands, especially if you want to avoid slight veering and turning. This is the case even for a man, definitely for a young mom. This mom was on the phone, (while not ideal, who can judge, we all do this) and had one hand on the stroller. It's pretty much impossible to steer this way and you can see the stroller veers in the direction of this thug as he approaches. This is 100% unintentional and doesn't warrant and such piggish behavior.
He should be found and reprimanded.
(3/12/2019 10:53:57 AM)
53
Where is the source of incitement?!
Thereís obviously a source of incitement in the neighborhood.
Hopefully this source will be revealed and removed very soon!
This is becoming scary....
(3/12/2019 11:26:41 AM)
54
Re: #7
I totally agree with #7 above. It was the MOTHER who was VERY RUDE. She was wheeling a double stroller while holding a cellphone to her ear, totally insensitive to other people. She practically wheeled the stroller into the guy. I fully understand his frustration with her.
(3/12/2019 1:32:12 PM)
55
To #31
Are you even jewish or are you just a pathetic self - hating jew? The title of your post is extremely derogatory. Yes, it's annoying when a woman takes up a narrow sidewalk with her double stroller; this is a daily thing we live with. If you don't like people with kids, you can move to some snotty neighborhood where they don't have these 'inconveniences' such as kids or jews.
(3/12/2019 4:16:18 PM)
56
Ebay Ships Pepper Spray to NY
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Police-Magnum-pepper-spray-50oz-black-molded-keychain-self-defense-protection/231653716039
(3/12/2019 9:12:08 PM)
57
To #55
While it does appear to me that the woman was oblivious to the circumstances, I would never confone the man's behavior. For those who disagree with my perception, I too did view it several times, and I come to the same perception every time. She veered toward him and was not paying attention. That doesn't mean the guy had a right to slam her. Clearly he is bursting with anger or is otherwise motivated. Not a guy who has the wherewithall to temper his responses with peaceful resolution. Doesn't have the skills or inner awareness.l still think Crown Heights Jews can have a higher standard.
(3/13/2019 3:54:25 PM)
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