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Youths Disrupt Jewish Funeral Procession in Crown Heights

Black youths hit a young Jewish woman attending the funeral of late businessman R' Mendel Drizin OBM after the procession held them up in traffic in Crown Heights on Tuesday. "It was shocking," a bystander told COLlive.com. Full Story, Video

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“Black youths”
April 14, 2020 3:43 pm

Nobody asked what their ethnicity was. Please stop spreading hate and xenophobia, thanks a ton.

It makes all the difference in the world!
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:05 pm

You seem to care more about xenophobia than antisemitism which makes me think you don’t care about hate at all!

We knew
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:08 pm

No one asked because no one needed to know. No one needed to know because it was a 99.99% safe bet as to what their ‘ethnicity’ was.

Are you joking?
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:09 pm

Who else in crown heights is doing this? Norwiegans????? Call it as it is!! Take your pc liberal garbage somewhere else!!

You can see their color
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:10 pm

They are simply describing what goes on in the video.

really? Ethnicity?
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:12 pm

Kinda obvious they were black people. Jews don’t beat up black people!

Black
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:14 pm

Yes. They were black look at the pic

I agree
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:21 pm

Collive, you are pitting the two Crown Heights communities against each other.

Julia Arango
Reply to  I agree
April 14, 2020 6:12 pm

Nonsense! Collive isn’t pitting anyone against anyone else. Collive is simply reporting what happened. One group attacked another for no justifiable reason.

It's called spreading awareness
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:26 pm

It’s the blacks that are hating, read the story

Ethnicity is relevent
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:31 pm

When it may be related to racial tension, race matters.

We will identify and describe any criminal
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:31 pm

That dares to attack Our precious community.

Stand up for yourselves
Reply to  We will identify and describe any criminal
May 28, 2020 12:34 pm

Please do! The truth matters and some allow others to silence them. Do not let anyone silence what is the truth.

They dont look caucasian to me
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:39 pm

They are black youth

Black Youth
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:42 pm

Ridiculous what you’re so worried about, namely the abuser. It is not racist to identify a perpetrator; police Use that description all the time.

Excuse me
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:45 pm

It’s the black mentality stop sticking up for them hurting jews

Your mom
Reply to  Excuse me
April 14, 2020 5:27 pm

All I’m trying to say is you don’t have to identify them by their race or ethnicity. They aren’t representative of an entire group.

And yet it Has been an entire group
Reply to  Your mom
April 14, 2020 5:43 pm

a Building of blacks stood by encouraging the crime that another group of blacks were perpetrating. This has happened way too many times, way too often, way too consistently for anyone to be naive enough to call it an isolated incident or an exception to the rule. Unless you have an ulterior motive – your distress seems to be Reserved only for the perpetrators. I feel for r you.

Virtue Signalling
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:46 pm

Couldn’t get to your ADL meeting so had to come here for your daily ‘defend every group but Jews’ schtick?

The hate and xenophobia is a natural reaction
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:47 pm

This behaviour is so beyond human decency. what possible explanation can be given

tears
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:49 pm

“Facts do not care about your feelings”!

Well said
Reply to  tears
May 28, 2020 12:42 pm

Don’t let anybody silence the truth ever. I’m so tired of fake news and people hollering they are offended. This kind of behavior is despicable and has no place in society. The only way to stop it is to keep EXPOSING it for everyone to see. Thanks for showing REAL news

Correct
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:55 pm

The reason the title says black youths isnt to spread the message that black people are criminals but to explain that the reason this took place is because they were black so no one should blame the funeral.

SNOWFLAKE
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:56 pm

DO YOU WANT THEM NOT TO REPORT THE OBVIOUS???????? YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO THIS COMMUNITY

hMMMMM
Reply to  SNOWFLAKE
April 17, 2020 8:41 am

I honestly kinda doubt that he is part of the community if he’s saying that, as most if not all Crown Heighters know what the Blacks are subjecting them to.

My proposal is that it’s just some low-life anti-semite who saw the headlines somehow and got onto COLlive to give us his “unneeded opinion”, as he described the fact that COLlive wrote that the attackers were black.

And
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:58 pm

Nobody asked them to push down a Jew.
Stop spreading putting ones head in the sand.

really? Ethnicity?
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 4:59 pm

Your a fool, obviously Black hooligans!

really? Ethnicity?
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 5:00 pm

See the black kids with fist ready to hit? I didn’t see any Jews with fist raised to attack.

Black youth
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 5:03 pm

You are right! There was no need to write what the ethnicity of the attacker was, when you hear about a guy punching a bunch of people at a funeral and threatening to shoot everyone it’s self understood who we are talking about

What should they be called?
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 5:05 pm

Respectful socially conscious youth? Law abiding citizens? Good Samaritans?

Anyone who hits a woman during a funeral is nothing short of a pig.

Burry your head in the sand
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 5:07 pm

How about lets not ignore the fact that there is lots of Antisemitism in the black community

Labeling in potential hate crime is important
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 5:08 pm

There have been various attacks in crown heights as of late with a very specific pattern; black youth attacking Jews. There is an issue in the community, and stripping color from the problem isn’t going to help anyone. It will hurt the jewish community, and it will certainly hurt the black community as well.

This doesn’t mean that all black people are bad, by any means; however, we cannot ignore the pattern which had begun to emerge. We need to view the problem properly and accurately.

Well said
Reply to  Labeling in potential hate crime is important
April 14, 2020 5:47 pm

!

Its not hate, its facts
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 5:12 pm

Can you name the last time that someone who wasn’t black did a violent crime to Jews in CH in the past 10 years?

Look at the pictures
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 5:24 pm

Look at the pictures. It’s not a secret. They are who they are.

It's not racist
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 5:32 pm

It’s just a fact that they happened to be black….. stop being so oversensitive, there was nothing racist in that.

BLACK YOUTHS
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 14, 2020 5:34 pm

Right back at you.
These black youths should not have done what they did.

i agree
Reply to  “Black youths”
April 16, 2020 11:25 pm

the race has nothing to do with this anyone could do something like that black, Hispanic, Asian, even Jewish why is anyone even bringing up race

Not Surprised
April 14, 2020 3:54 pm

They should at least get them for violating social distancing, or is that reserved for Jews?

Outright lie 71
April 14, 2020 3:55 pm

“since the person hit did not come forward”

The person gave statement to police officer and seems willing to press charges.

Animals
April 14, 2020 4:05 pm

No respect for humanity not for the living or the dead !
And the black neighbors encouraging them is beyond disgusting ..who would they rather live with ?? Let them move if they cant stand us

71st not helpful
April 14, 2020 4:15 pm

71st could be more sensitive to the needs of the Crown Heights Jewish community. Ifthe shoe were on the other foot and a jewish driver would have acted beligerant during a non-Jewish funeral procession, the 71st would have pressed carges against us, no doubt.

Indeed
Reply to  71st not helpful
April 14, 2020 5:49 pm

Correct!

Don't so we are racist
April 14, 2020 4:46 pm

What if a jew interrupted a black person’s funeral?
Also how easy is it to commit a crime while wearing a mask.
The longer there is free time, the more danger we are in. People who think crown heigters are racist. Don’t live in CH, with the type of element that we live with. It is not black people, it is some of the black youth. Which we 100% understand. When people blame lubavitchers for something a few extreme people do. But we are still endanger.

Ma Rabbi
April 14, 2020 4:50 pm

They have a clear picture of the black male. This should be given to the police.

TERRIBLE
April 14, 2020 4:51 pm

how did they let them get away??? with videos they need to be caught

I would’ve sent them to the pavement
April 14, 2020 4:53 pm

Disgusting

To number 1
April 14, 2020 4:56 pm

Stop being politically correct , it is people like you that enable them, yes they were black youth, yeshiva boys would not do it

A Chutzpah
April 14, 2020 4:59 pm

The media doesn’t care that a jew got punched, they just moves on, but if the yid punched her back, it would be every-where!!!
Moshiach Now!!!

My blood is boiling
April 14, 2020 5:12 pm

Why were these people not stopped. I see several able bodied men in the crowd or standing watching on the side lines

Why aren't they arrested?
April 14, 2020 5:23 pm

I’m sure they are “known to police”. And to the moron who said we shouldn’t describe their race…why are you in CH? Why don’t you move somewhere where you feel there’s more equality and less racism – like the Congo? There’s a Shliach & Jewish community there AND you can be with decent Black people who will respect you a lot more than the Blacks here, and much more than most commentators here do right now.

Goo Yitz
April 14, 2020 5:42 pm

Everyone here arguing and being upset.. I just want to thank the peacemaker, Yitzchok Stock for stepping in a trying to defuse the situation. Kol Hakavod Yitzchok!

From someone who was there...
April 14, 2020 5:44 pm

While I am most definitely not condoning the behavior of these youth, I feel it’s necessary to give some detail that is missing. As the levaya had passed through the intersection of Crown and Brooklyn and the light had already turned red, a couple of cars following behind (a Range Rover and a Honda Odyssey, if that’s of any importance) had run the red light and maneuvering around oncoming traffic. Additionally, several pedestrians were in the street, not necessarily in the middle, but close enough to traffic that it could cause some disruption to traffic. That being said, there may… Read more »

Victim blaming
Reply to  From someone who was there...
April 14, 2020 6:27 pm

Yes we as a community need to think about our neighbors, but this in no way justifies the violent attacks or even threats that the Jewish community is routinely subjected to by our neighbors.

Does not matter
Reply to  From someone who was there...
April 14, 2020 6:48 pm

Does 2 cars were immediate family of the נפטר. It was very clear that those “youth “ were looking for a fight. Like you I was right there

Silly
Reply to  From someone who was there...
April 16, 2020 8:55 pm

There is a very common and obvious way of making to clear to traffic that there a funeral procession occurring. Cars put on their hazard lights. They are allowed to go through the red light and opposing traffic is supposed to respect the funeral. These folks are dirt. דער אויבערשטער זאל זיי איבערבייטן מיט ר’ מענדל ע”ה.

its totally true
April 14, 2020 5:55 pm

who cares what color his skin is, just makes problems worse to be a racist

Nypd cover up
April 14, 2020 6:30 pm

Already NYPD is covering up “traffic dispute” these commands come from shea and de blasio.

Crazy
April 14, 2020 6:34 pm

The more you let these animals push you around without the police catching them, the more their friends realize “Hey, they did it without getting caught, we could do it too!”

welp
April 14, 2020 9:12 pm

nothing arrestable in the video until he decided to use his car as a weapon in the end there. I guess this guy is a genius.

A More Complete Story
April 15, 2020 5:32 pm

Thank you From someone who was there. Your account of the events adds much needed details to the original story, specifically, what led to the altercation.

Who’s in charge?!
April 16, 2020 9:03 pm

No work. No school. No money. Double stress, double crime. They should be arrested and be doing jail time! Oh wait, the jails are letting criminals go too, so not much use there. Still, at the very least cuff them and remind them there’s still some semblance of law enforcement out here!

I'm sorry something has to change!!
April 16, 2020 9:42 pm

This will only get worst if we stand by like defeated sheep!
We have to band together and put the fear of god in anyone that starts a fight with us!
DO YOU REALIZE THAT THIS HAPPENED IN THE CENTER OF CH?! AND THEY GOT AWAY!?
if we don’t fight back when they start up with us there will be no end to this. Young bochurim strong yungerlaight stand up for the community and put an end to this. We live between animals as evident by this craziness. The only language they understand is the language they speak.

Report it and file against them as a hate crime
April 16, 2020 11:43 pm

Report the injury and file report on them – it’s disturbing to do violence while funeral attendants are there… it’s must taken seriously by the police

I can hear them remembering
April 17, 2020 5:03 am

When they scream “call 911” I can hear them remembering the pogrom.

Here is the solution
April 17, 2020 5:35 pm

All the comments are a waste of time. Unless you register to vote and get rid of these liberal democrats,nothing will change.

True
Reply to  Here is the solution
April 19, 2020 6:46 am

But that doesn’t change that it’s an absolute blast to argue with people on Col!

(Especially on controversial articles such as these)

pc...
April 21, 2020 3:50 pm

Should the word “black’ have been used here? well, it’s not clear whether the writer’s intentions were to use the word as a form of identification or of racism. more likely, it was an expression of frustration. presumably, in the writer’s life punching up Jews in CH is associated with “black” youth, hence the use of the word “black.” if the despicable “youth” in this incident would have come out and shouted some anti-semitic words to express his frustration instead of punching down an innocent woman bystander, and even telling the Jews in the procession that he’d gun them down… Read more »

Sad..
April 23, 2020 1:22 am

I would of knocked out this clown in record time. Its about time yiddrn learn to defend themselves. Instead of learning in yeshivos all day its about time we teach this generation of “pure sheep” what the meaning of jewish warrior spirit is all about. Its part of our history and heritage and its about time they realize the world and its ways will forever repeat itself with its ways..

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