In a post published on her Facebook Page, New York City Councilwoman-Elect Laurie Cumbo who will be representing residents of Crown Heights in Brooklyn, has shocked most elected officials and community leaders by suggesting that part of the reasoning behind the knockout attacks against Jews might stem from jealousy of Jewish success.
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Exactly twenty years [plus two days] ago, the following article ran in the NY Times, giving us the same scenario as we saw today:
GIULIANI APPOINTS BOSTONIAN TO RUN NEW YORK’S POLICE
Published: December 03, 1993
Mayor-elect Rudolph W. Giuliani yesterday named William J. Bratton, the flamboyant Police Commissioner of Boston, to lead New York City’s Police Department and make good on Mr. Giuliani’s campaign promises to wage a war on crime that would sweep up street-level drug dealers, make schools safer, and shield New Yorkers from violence.
In selecting Bratton to lead the New York Police Department, de Blasio emphasized his commitment to proactive policing to protect New Yorkers, while simultaneously respecting their civil liberties. The Mayor-Elect charged Bratton with using the best technology and tactics to deepen New York City’s historic gains in public safety, to continue innovating approaches that protect New Yorkers from terrorism, and to bring police and communities closer together by ending the overuse and misuse of stop-and-frisk.
Hamodia reports: A car being chased by a police cruiser down a quiet street in Boro Park ended in a forceful crash, shaking up residents Wednesday afternoon as mothers waited for their children to be dropped off at the exact spot that the car made impact.
The driver of the black Dodge ran over a police officer’s foot during a routine traffic stop, kicking off the chase that ended on Ft. Hamilton Parkway and 50th Street where the driver hit a pole and continued driving, pinning the car between a brick staircase and another light pole. When the car finally got to a stop the driver bolted, kicking off an intense foot pursuit by the NYPD, which ended on 53rd Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and 11th Avenue where NYPD officers tackled the perpetrator to the ground and placed him under arrest.
Brooklyn, NY – In response to the rash of ‘knockout’ assaults that have occurred across Brooklyn recently, Councilman David G. Greenfield is calling on the NYPD to immediately move forward with a plan to install security cameras in Boro Park and Midwood. During the participatory budgeting process earlier this year, district residents voted in favor of allocating $415,000 to install surveillance cameras throughout both neighborhoods to help improve safety and reduce crime.
Now, in light of the ‘knockout’ assaults targeting Jewish individuals that have occurred in neighborhoods including Boro Park and Midwood over the past two months, Councilman Greenfield is requesting that the NYPD make this project a priority and have these important cameras installed as soon as possible to help prevent future attacks or identify the perpetrators should another assault occur.
Brooklyn, NY – David Flores who has been incarcerated for the past three years awaiting trial for the shooting on four members of the Jewish Shomrim Patrol, has been cleared from most charges, and was left only with a charge of criminal possession of a weapons.
In total He was cleared of eleven assault charges, four attempted murder charges, and one charge of public lewdness, which was the initial offense that he was pursued for.
His defense claimed that he started shooting in self defense, because members of a local patrol were pursuing him instead of officers of the NYPD, and he was scared for his life.
In an interview with the Jewish News Report, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Borough Park) is fiercely pushing back against those in the media who try to downplay the latest rash of “Knockout Game” attacks as an Urban Legend or Hoax. The Following is from the Interview:
…Look at who is saying it. And when they say it, what are they trying to say? These assaults are happening to real people. They’re happening to our children, our grandparents. What would Galina call it? Or Mira? Or their families? Nothing taken. Nothing said. No exchange of words. Just an attempt to knock someone down and knock them unconscious. Just assaults that at best end in injury and fear, and in other parts of the country have ended in death. The mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter just addressed this. Even Al Sharpton addressed it! Urban legend? So everyone is imagining this?…
Brooklyn, NY – The suspect charged in the latest Knockout incident in Borough Park claims he’s not a Jew hater, NY Post reports. “I never hit the guy,” Amrit “Chris’’ Maragh, 28, said after he was arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court on charges of misdemeanor assault, menacing and harassment in the attack on Shmuel Perl, 24, early Friday.
Maragh, a barber, has been identified by Perl as the man he heard yapping about the “knockout game” with three pals on a Borough Park street corner and then belted him in the head. Maragh was not charged with a hate crime.
Updated at 10:23 am
Brooklyn, NY – Another Knockout attack took place at around 3 O’clock this morning on a Jewish man walking home in the vicinity of 18th Avenue and East 2nd Street. Four Thugs were arrested by NYPD officers of the 66th precinct, with the assistance of the Boro Park Shomrim Patrol.
New York, NY – Former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is ready to come back to his old job in City Hall. Politicker reports.
Speaking on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning, Mr. Bratton revealed a recent meeting with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and openly expressed his interest in becoming NYPD commissioner once again.
Brooklyn, NY – An elderly man who has frequented several stores in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn and has been routinely shopping there with stolen credit cards has been apprehended by NYPD today,while shopping for Christmas gifts for his grandchildren.
Sources tell JP Updates that the Borough Park Shomrim Patrol has received a call on it’s hotline from an employee at the “Toys for You” Toy store on Thirteenth Avenue, complaining that there is a customer in their store that has been shopping at there store several times in the past and the credit cards that he used to pay for his previous purchases, came back as stolen.
Earlier today the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the city to delay implementing any of the reforms ordered by Manhattan Federal Court Judge Shira Scheindlin until the case finishes the appeals process. The three-judge panel also yanked Scheindlin – who had been critical of the NYPD tactic – off the case, saying that some of the statements she made in court and to the media were improper.
Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota seemed very excited by the ruling, he released the following Statement:
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will appear on “The O’Reilly Factor” on Wednesday night to announce he is working on a bill with Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) to delay the penalty of the individual mandate for a year, Manchin’s communications director Jonathan Kott told POLITICO.
On Tuesday night, Bill O’Reilly told Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) he would invite Manchin to come on the show and explain if we will get behind a bill Rubio plans to introduce that would delay the individual mandate for one year.
It was a wrenching conflict that tore at the city’s fabric. The four days of violence known as the Crown Heights riots exposed a deep racial divide and arguably cost Mayor David Dinkins his reelection.
A young City Hall aide named Bill de Blasio — today, the overwhelming front-runner for mayor — had a front-row seat to the crisis.
He was a top aide to Dinkins’ point man in responding to the mayhem, Deputy Mayor Bill Lynch.
Fox News Reports: Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, driven from office by sexual harassment allegations, was charged Tuesday with felony false imprisonment and two counts of misdemeanor battery involving three women.
Brooklyn, NY – The case against several orthodox Jewish shops in the Hasidic neighborhood of Williamsburg, who put up signs to advise potential customers that immodest clothing is not acceptable in that store, has been scheduled to go trial, the New York Post Reports:
The city’s battle against Orthodox Jewish retail shops that require “modesty’’ of their customers should go to trial, an administrative judge has ruled.
Mediaite: While questioning Zimmerman’s Seminole State College criminal litigation professor, Alexis Carter, West asked if a person should have to wait “until you’re almost dead before you can defend yourself,” to which Carter replied “No, I would advise you probably don’t do that.” The line got a laugh from defendant George Zimmerman, who otherwise has displayed little emotion during his many hours on camera during the trial. See Video
Politicker: “I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little,” Mr. Bloomberg argued during his Friday morning WOR radio show with John Gambling. “It’s exactly the reverse of what they say. I don’t know where they went to school but they certainly didn’t take a math course. Or a logic course… They just keep saying, ‘Oh, it’s a disproportionate percentage of a particular ethnic group,’” Mr. Bloomberg said, dismissively. “That may be, but it’s not a disproportionate percentage of those who witnesses and victims describe as committing the murder.”
JTA Reports: Michael Applebaum, the interim mayor of Montreal, resigned amid corruption allegations. Applebaum, 50, announced Tuesday that he was stepping down after being charged with 14 counts of fraud, breach of trust and corruption.
“I maintain my innocence,” Applebaum said at City Hall in his first comments since the arrest. “I have every intention of continuing to fight like I always have, and I want to be clear: I have never taken a penny from anybody.”
Olvis Eguez the coordinator of the Anti-Corruption Prosecution confirmed that two of the corrupt officials involved in the Ostreicher Corruption and extortion network, agreed to waive their right to a trial and plead guilty. This opens the way for a case with 39 people involved, of which 14 are being detained, including officials of the Interior Ministry, the Ministry of the Presidency, the Prosecutor and the Management of Seized Property.