By COLlive reporter
Black youths disrupted the funeral of R’ Mendel Drizin, a respected real estate developer and donor, held in Crown Heights on Tuesday.
As the procession passed by Drizin’s home on Crown Street, traffic was briefly held up on Brooklyn Avenue.
That was enough for the driver and passengers of a Nissan vehicle to act in rage and punch a young Jewish woman to the ground.
A bystander, who was attending the funeral while keeping a safe social distance, told COLlive.com the person hit was attending the funeral.
“They came out of their car and started cursing,” the person said. “They hit one person and then threw water on me. One of them said he had a gun and he would shoot everyone.”
Part of the incident was photographed, showing a woman falling in the intersection near the black youths. A video clip shows one of a female passenger punching a girl in the face. In another clip, one of the male passengers is infuriated that it was being filmed and then returns to his car to drive away in a rage.
“It was shocking that they would do this during a funeral,” the bystander commented. “They could have waited another 2 minutes out of respect. It was an unprovoked attack. They were out of control.”
What is more, he added, “black people in the nearby apartment building were egging them on. One of them said, ‘Go after them!'”
An official with the NYPD 71st Precinct told COLlive.com that they are treating it as a “traffic dispute,” since the person hit did not come forward and there were no reported injuries.
Nobody asked what their ethnicity was. Please stop spreading hate and xenophobia, thanks a ton.
You seem to care more about xenophobia than antisemitism which makes me think you don’t care about hate at all!
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.
Who else in crown heights is doing this? Norwiegans????? Call it as it is!! Take your pc liberal garbage somewhere else!!
They are simply describing what goes on in the video.
Kinda obvious they were black people. Jews don’t beat up black people!
Yes. They were black look at the pic
Collive, you are pitting the two Crown Heights communities against each other.
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 the blacks that are hating, read the story
When it may be related to racial tension, race matters.
That dares to attack Our precious community.
Please do! The truth matters and some allow others to silence them. Do not let anyone silence what is the truth.
They are black youth
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.
It’s the black mentality stop sticking up for them hurting jews
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.
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.
Couldn’t get to your ADL meeting so had to come here for your daily ‘defend every group but Jews’ schtick?
This behaviour is so beyond human decency. what possible explanation can be given
“Facts do not care about your feelings”!
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
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.
DO YOU WANT THEM NOT TO REPORT THE OBVIOUS???????? YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO THIS COMMUNITY
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.
Nobody asked them to push down a Jew.
Stop spreading putting ones head in the sand.
Your a fool, obviously Black hooligans!
See the black kids with fist ready to hit? I didn’t see any Jews with fist raised to attack.
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
Respectful socially conscious youth? Law abiding citizens? Good Samaritans?
Anyone who hits a woman during a funeral is nothing short of a pig.
How about lets not ignore the fact that there is lots of Antisemitism in the black community
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.
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. It’s not a secret. They are who they are.
It’s just a fact that they happened to be black….. stop being so oversensitive, there was nothing racist in that.
Right back at you.
These black youths should not have done what they did.
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
They should at least get them for violating social distancing, or is that reserved for Jews?
“since the person hit did not come forward”
The person gave statement to police officer and seems willing to press charges.
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 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.
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.
They have a clear picture of the black male. This should be given to the police.
how did they let them get away??? with videos they need to be caught
Stop being politically correct , it is people like you that enable them, yes they were black youth, yeshiva boys would not do it
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!!!
Why were these people not stopped. I see several able bodied men in the crowd or standing watching on the side lines
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.
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!
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 »
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 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
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.
who cares what color his skin is, just makes problems worse to be a racist
Already NYPD is covering up “traffic dispute” these commands come from shea and de blasio.
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!”
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.
From someone who was there. Your account of the events adds much needed details to the original story, specifically, what led to the altercation.
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!
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 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
When they scream “call 911” I can hear them remembering the pogrom.
All the comments are a waste of time. Unless you register to vote and get rid of these liberal democrats,nothing will change.
But that doesn’t change that it’s an absolute blast to argue with people on Col!
(Especially on controversial articles such as these)
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 »
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..