Mar 12, 2019
Man Spits, Curses Jewish Women
The male moments after the incident as pictured by the victim on Tuesday

And it continues: A black male spat on and cursed a young Jewish mother in Crown Heights, and then did the same to another woman.

By COLlive reporter

The anti-Jewish hate continues in Crown Heights.

A young Jewish mother said she was walking on Albany Avenue to pick up her children from school when she became the latest victim of local anti-Semitism on Tuesday.

The mother, who asked not to be named, told she was walking with an empty stroller between President and Carroll streets at 2:30 PM when a black man passed by and spat on her.

The man, who she estimated is in his 20s, then went on to yell an "[expeltive] Jews!" and continued walking up the road. She was quick to snap a photo of him walking away and then saw him do the same to a Jewish woman in her 50s.

"I was literally shocked," the mother said. "I heard about such attacks and have pictured in my mind what I would do if it happened. When it actually happened, you are so shocked and scared to do anything."

The mother said she called the local Shmira and Shomrim patrols and is waiting for officers of the NYPD 71st Precinct to interview her and file a complaint.

"I didn't think this would happen to me," she said, in reference to the recent string of attacks on Jewish people in Crown Heights and other Brooklyn neighborhoods.

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The male moments after the incident as pictured by the victim on Tuesday
The male moments after the incident as pictured by the victim on Tuesday

Opinions and Comments
CH residents: don't complain. VOTE!
If you care about the community, DO something!
(3/12/2019 4:35:35 PM)
Once and for all!
The DA and politicians don't care about the safety of communities that don't vote. And the same applies to non-voting residents.
(3/12/2019 4:36:58 PM)
Ad Mosai?
Another mentally sick? Where is walking police patrol?
(3/12/2019 4:44:40 PM)
Big Z Shapiro
How can we let this happen to the rebbe's community?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
(3/12/2019 4:49:24 PM)
Pepper spray!
Carry pepper spray at all times in your purse or Tefillin bag.
(3/12/2019 4:53:00 PM)
Not voting = not caring about safety
Complaining doesn't change that equation.
(3/12/2019 5:07:57 PM)
Home owners
Please invest in property cameras! If every incident is caught on camera it would be very hard for the city to ignore them. And when perps realize that there is and electronic "eye that sees" they will be less inclined to attack/abuse etc. Protect yourself and the whole community!
(3/12/2019 5:25:43 PM)
Want the police to catch more criminals, and the DA to not release them?
If they see that all Jews vote, the DA wouldn't want to lose that vote, and the politicians would make sure the police take our safety seriously.
(3/12/2019 6:23:27 PM)
I WONDER- are these perps getting paid to do this?
Why suddenly is there a spike? I wonder if this is all coming from one source???
(3/12/2019 6:31:52 PM)
This happened to me two weeks ago
Walking down Montgomery in broad daylight pushing my stroller
(3/12/2019 6:37:33 PM)
Community leadrs
So I wonder when will the next photo op be with the all important group looking so concernd How many pictures of them will be on line?
(3/12/2019 6:44:00 PM)
Why is there not a voters registration campaign
Why donít a few people set up a table with voter registration flyers and register every single yid over 18. Simple.
(3/12/2019 6:49:48 PM)
Shmira member from 20 years ago
Evidence, evidence, evidence, flood the place with cameras audio enhancement that's how hate crime gets attached when they yell 'Hitla or Jew' while assault takes place.
(3/12/2019 7:34:18 PM)
My own experience
I was brutally attacked in CH a few years ago . And the savage beast was never caught, and it was a hate crime. Since then I carry pepper spray at all times and canít wait for the opportunity to spray the whole bottle in one of their faces if provoked. Itís a very good weapon to carry and doesnít require much experience, the ones they make these days have a strong spray like a fire hose and can shoot up to 15 feet.
(3/12/2019 7:45:47 PM)
To #11
At the next useless photo op Yvette Clarke will proudly proclaim that she stood up to antisemitic comments even though she never actually denounced Ilhan Omar (or her comments) as antisemitic.
(3/12/2019 7:54:35 PM)
To #1 & #2 comments
Yes, the perps going to spit, curse and attack only non-voting resident, and smoke a peace pipe with the voters.
Pure nonsense.
(3/12/2019 8:04:48 PM)
It's time we armed ourselves. Next time we are threatened we introduce the perp to his creator we do that a few times and it will never happen again
(3/12/2019 8:09:11 PM)
The best way..
We need the police to fan out with decoys, police women with a backup team and in a couple of days, it will be quiet
(3/12/2019 8:21:47 PM)
To #16: This isn't rocket science!
If we voted, the DA wouldn't let these thugs back on the streets, and the politicians would make sure the police took this seriously since they wouldn't want to lose our vote.

Is this so hard for you to understand???
(3/12/2019 8:22:24 PM)
Pepper Spray Info
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 8:35:00 PM)
This is not about voting
It's always good to vote but this has nothing to do with voting. Zero. This is an organized assault against the Crown Heights Jews coming from some powerful Jew hating people outside the city who have a particula hatred of Chabad. But anyway, it's outrageous to have some clueless theory that we're only entitled to live safe lives in our community free from hate crimes against Jews if we vote, or vote a certain way.

The street level thugs who are attacking and spitting on women and kicking baby strollers are animals, but their handlers and the ones above the handlers are the more dangerous ones to be concerned about.
(3/12/2019 10:04:54 PM)
Please stop going on about pepper spray
My stroller was kicked and i was 'aggressively jostled" by two teenage girls as I walked up Kingston a couple of days ago. I carry pepper spray. It was in the side pouch of my diaper bag
at the time, very easy to access and arm, but even so it would have done me absolutely no good.

1) By the time I had removed and armed it, say 20 seconds, the girls were already behind me. Was I supposed to go chase them down so I could spray them in the face?

2)Which one should I spray first? How should I keep the other from attacking me while I spray the first one?

3)If the girls called the cops, the story would go like this:
Them: She was taking up the whole sidewalk with her stroller and we bumped into her when we passed. Then she chased us down and sprayed us with mace
Me: They purposely kicked my stroller and knocked into me as they passed, and it's pepper spray, not mace.
Cops: lady, you took it waaay too personally? Pepper spray for bumping into you on the sidewalk? You're under arrest.
(3/12/2019 10:50:01 PM)
Correct, Pepper Spray is for an Active Situation
If they already moved on, as lovely as it would be to serve some painful justice, it would not be legal. In such a situation just get the best description you could and notify the proper authorities. Follow and apprehend then if possible, but without excessive force.
(3/13/2019 12:07:47 AM)
This IS about voting!
This wouldn't be happening if elected officials took this seriously and told the police and DA to do the same.
(3/13/2019 8:50:02 AM)
Carry mezuzah Chitas pushka
Definitely protects! Another idea: increase holiness and take a determined specific deed to not add to klipa. What I am doing so far is to speak in a pleasant tone of voice especially at times I feel pressured overwhelmed and sleep-deprived. Together we can do it
(3/13/2019 9:49:41 AM)
Concerned Resident
Why is the community where this is coming from being given a pass?

Why do they think it's acceptable to act like SA stormtroopers?

Do we need to start calling it racism instead of anti-semitism?

There are now daily attacks on Jews in Brooklyn. Not weekly. Daily.
(3/13/2019 12:07:48 PM)
To #15
I called her office. They would not say whether she condemns Omar, only that she voted against antisemitic words or something. Total fail.
(3/13/2019 12:11:21 PM)
In simple 1st grade equations
Voting = politicians don't want to lose our votes = they address our problems = safe streets

Not voting = politicians aren't afraid we'll vote against them = they ignore our issues = police/DA don't care = unsafe streets
(3/13/2019 12:29:49 PM)
I hate to say it but...
Leave Crown Heights. Mothers and children shouldnít be subject to this! I would be so scared to walk around with my kids/ by myself! And I grew up and lived in the city till I got married. Move to a place where you and your children feel safe.
(3/13/2019 12:38:41 PM)
In total agreement with,
# 21, 22 & 25, keep putting your faith and trust in politicians and pepper spray, etc., and youíre indeed bringing it all back to 1939, hash vísholom! Many if not most yidden, were very enlightened and on the cutting edge of every advancement then too. Whatís really needed is serious self-introspection, soul searching and teshuva on our part, then Iím sure we will have a yeshua and Geulah scheima too, G-d willing! ÓýťÁ ŽŗŚ!
(3/13/2019 4:42:42 PM)
Easier Solution than voting:
Stop forcing out Yeshiva families, and stop renting/selling to rich Yuppies & Goyim who hate Jews. Problem solved. You are renting and selling to the anti-semites, and then have the audacity to cry victim when they attack us??? Wake up!
(3/13/2019 4:53:19 PM)
To #29 What place is "safe"?
Antisemitic violence is in rise all over the world.
Perhaps there might be some small town that has not had any antisemitic activity. But that does not mean it won't soon start there.
(3/13/2019 8:31:43 PM)
To #30
We're not putting our faith in politicians, we're relaying on Hashem who told us to do our šýķ„žŚķ (i.e. voting). Not doing so is a dereliction of duty.
(3/13/2019 8:45:28 PM)
The Rebbe said to teach the sheva mitzvos. Greet and have dialogue with non-Jewish neighbors and treat them with respect. Respecting others may lead to them respecting you.
(3/14/2019 12:26:34 AM)
To # 33
I do vote on a regular basis, though I donít believe thatís the ikkur. Too much emphasis is being placed on voting and carrying pepper spray here. Sorry, but I truly believe that to be a mistake. But I wish good luck to you and whoever else thinks that way.

(3/14/2019 9:59:05 AM)
Achdus (and Iím not even a hippy)
When our enemies attack us the only answer is unity. Those who seek to harm us do not care what denomination of Jewry you are from or what your beliefs are. All that matters is that you are jewish. Yes, the orthodox are targeted first because they are identified as Jews the easiest but make no mistake just being a Jew is good enough for _________ (fill in anti-Semite of choice).

(3/14/2019 10:12:40 AM)
crown heights high school girl
this happened to me today on my way back from school walking with 2 other girls!!! so scary!!! we are traumatized
(3/14/2019 7:57:16 PM)
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