BROOKLYN, NY- There’s been a surge of attacks against Jewish people within New York lately, an inexplicable explosion of antisemitism that has members of the community worried.
Surveillance footage recently released shows that on December 24th in Brooklyn, a group of teens attacked two Jewish people simply walking down the street.
The first incident captured on camera shows a Jewish man walking down Lincoln Place near Albany Avenue in Crown Heights where he can be seen attempting to avoid the path of the teens, when he’s suddenly assaulted with a folding chair and subsequently chased and struck multiple times.
Moments later, the same group can be seen carrying out a second brutal attack on a 56-year-old Jewish man.
Since December 8th of 2019, there have now been fourteen incidents involving antisemitic acts of violence.
Footage that was recently released depicting two assaults on December 24th, 2019 initially shows an unidentified Jewish man being attacked by seven teenagers as he was simply walking down the street in Brooklyn.
As the unidentified Orthodox Jew was walking past a group of teens, he’s suddenly struck on the with a folding chair by one amid the group. Looking to likely avoid a scuffle against a group that was seven-to-one, the man simply keeps walking at a quickened pace.
What the footage showed next was nothing short of abhorrent, as the teens clearly weren’t satisfied with just striking the man with a chair. Two of the teens began to chase the man, catching up with him and taking turns punching him in the face.
Then another one of the teens retrieves the folding chair that was initially used to attack the man, running toward the victim and throwing the chair once more at the him.
Jewish Future Alliance founder Yaakov Behrman had actually spoken with the victim in this case, but stated that the victim wanted to remain anonymous since he was fearful that his attackers would find out his identity and make things even worse for the man.
When speaking on the subject, Behrman stated:
“This incident demonstrates that there are many unreported incidents in New York.”
The victim’s concerns aren’t unwarranted, considering that the attackers, if even arrested, would likely find themselves out of jail within hours of their arrest. You can thank de Blasio for that one.
The disturbing footage continues though, as the attackers simply couldn’t contain themselves after terrorizing one Jewish man.
The very same group can be seen moments later attacking a 56-year-old Jewish man on Union Street. The teens literally saw this man across the street from them and began to chase him, with the victim trying to run from the hateful group.
The victim in this instance was punched in the back of the head by one of the teens and then forcefully thrown to the ground. While this was taking place, others from the group decided that they would pull out their cell phones and begin recording the beating of the Jewish man; with the footage showing the teens laughing and cheering while the assault took place.
After the teens were through attacking the second victim, they fled down Union Street towards Albany Avenue while being chased by volunteers from the Crown Heights Shomrim.
A 911 call was made in relation to the witnessed assault of the victim, but by the time police made their way to the scene, the group of teens managed to split up near the Albany Avenue projects and avoid being caught by police.
The second case has been referred over to the NYPD, along with the video footage obtained by the Crown Heights Shomrim. The NYPD are actively searching for the attackers as no arrests have been made on the case; however, the case has been appropriated by the Hate Crimes Task Force within the department.
As we reported earlier this week, the attacks are on the rise… and bail reform isn’t helping.
Tiffany Harris allegedly assaulted three Orthodox Jewish women, hitting them in the face on Friday, and yelling “F–k you, Jews.” She was arrested.
Despite the fact that she admitted the crime, had an open harassment and assault charge, as well as a criminal mischief conviction, she was let go without bail.
That’s thanks to New York City’s “bail reform” legislation that requires arraignment judges to set free suspects in non-sexual attacks that don’t cause physical injury — even in hate-crime assaults.
So, could it be at all surprising that she would be arrested for attacking someone again?
No, not at all. But this is perhaps a speed record for showing how wrong Democrat laws are and how they negatively impact Americans.
According to the New York Post, a day after she was released without bail on charges stemming from the Friday attack, Harris was charged with assault for slugging a 35-year-old in the face on Eastern Parkway near Underhill Avenue in Prospect Heights at about 9:15 a.m., according to police.
It’s unclear if Sunday’s victim is Jewish — and police weren’t treating the incident as a hate crime. The victim suffered swelling and bruising to her right eye from the pummeling, police said.
Perhaps the visible injuries will be enough for the judge to set bail for this second assault.
She allegedly assaulted the latest woman in the same area where she assaulted the women on Friday.
Well, why not? After all, they’re just going to let her out again anyway, right? So, she feels completely free to attack people.
Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson invoked the bail reform legislation when ordering Harris’ release.
“I’m releasing her on consent, and also because it will be required under the statute in just a few days,” the judge said.
The judge issued a protective order for the three Jewish victims and set a court date of Jan. 10. However, Harris has a history of not showing up for court hearings.
Dov Hikind, the founder of Americans Against Anti-Semitism, expressed shock and disgust that New York City is doing nothing to prevent violent attacks on Jews.
“You have to beat the hell out of somebody — or murder them — for there to be any consequences. Otherwise, you are set free,” Hikind stated.
If only this sort of thing was considered rare.
The most recent case where the reform curbed justice involved the death of a mother of three who was struck by a vehicle on Christmas Eve by a suspect who then fled the scene. When the alleged killer of the woman was arrested, he was back in the streets in less than 24 hours without having to post any kind of bail.
In Long Island, New York, Jorge Flores-Villalba, a 27-year-old illegal alien, was arrested after he reportedly confessed that he had hit and killed a mother of three on Christmas Eve.
The woman, Marie “Rosie” Osai, was a legal immigrant from Haiti. Flores-Villalba allegedly told law enforcement officials:
“I was driving and I did strike a person. I didn’t call the police. I was afraid because I don’t have a license.”
The only thing more criminal than the alleged acts of Flores-Villalba are the horrendous bail reform laws that the state has put into place, letting accused criminals walk free hours after their arrests.
Flores-Villalba was arraigned shortly after being charged with felony fleeing the scene of a deadly accident and then was released on Christmas day on his own recognizance, less than 24 hours after Osai was allegedly struck and killed by his vehicle.
Irene Secone, a friend of the now deceased woman stated:
“We’re all here devastated. Her family is devastated, and this man on Christmas Day goes home and spends it with his family.”
Jim Monaghan, the Stony Point Supervisor, knows exactly who’s at fault with regard to the suspect being freed almost immediately after being processed. Monaghan pointed the finger directly at lawmakers in Albany:
“Logistically, it made sense to release the defendant at this time based on the new laws that go into effect Jan. 1.”
To which he had a point, these new laws that attribute more amenities to those accused of crimes would have seen the accused back on the street by next week. Monaghan also mentioned:
“Everybody I’ve spoken to, once they’re aware what took place with this bail, they’re outraged.”
These recent reforms to bail have been pushed by Albany Democrats, which eliminates bail for all misdemeanors and most non-violent felonies. Well, that is if you consider a crime where someone dies as a result as “non-violent”.
If you thought that’s where this egregious reform would end, you’d be wrong.
As we reported Friday, as part of the coming New York bail reform, criminals will now be allowed to inspect their own crime scenes.
Let’s say a suspect commits a residential burglary. Well it only makes sense that he should get to return to the home where he committed the crime and inspect the homeowner’s property as part of their defense, right?
Lt. Steven Stockdale of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office said police will have a difficult time explaining to victims why they’ll be allowing an offending burglar back into the victim’s home.
“It really boggles the mind that this is a reality for us now. Talk about re-victimization,” he said.
The purpose of allowing them back into the home, or wherever the crime scene may be?
“So that the defendant and his representatives can return to it, take photographs, take measurements, and stuff along those lines,” Stockdale said.
Additionally, if the victim is a homeowner and doesn’t comply with the defendant’s new right to revisit their burglarized home, they could be arrested.
If that wasn’t bad enough, suspects will also be almost immediately provided a full list of named witnesses set to testify against them in court.
No longer can witnesses be assured of their protected identity without explicitly requesting a protective order from a judge, as the list must be handed over within 15 days of the arraignment hearing.
No doubt that will assure witnesses promptly come forward to assist police in their investigations.
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said this “is a seismic change that undoubtedly will dissuade witnesses who live in all neighborhoods from reporting crime.”
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Other changes packed in with these “bail reforms” are the fact that “non-violent” criminals don’t have to sit in jail waiting for their trial dates. Nor do they have to post bail. They will be released at the scene of the crime and told to come back for their court date.
Included in the list of “non-violent” crimes are:
Aggravated vehicular assault;
Promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child;
Possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child;
Promoting a sexual performance by a child;
Failure to register as a sex offender;
Making terroristic threats;
Criminally negligent homicide; and
Aggravated vehicular homicide.
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, is receiving many thanks for passing this legislation. Of course, those sentiments are coming from criminals.
Jose Jorge, 47-years-old, is a drug dealer facing 96 years in prison and reportedly laughed regarding a man who died after using drugs Jorge’s crew sold him. The drug was reportedly a mix of fentanyl, heroin, and alparazolam. Jorge was being held without bail, but after court last month, he was released without paying any bail at all.
As he walked out of the court room, Jorge yelled, in Spanish, “Cuomo for President!” His attorney told him to be quiet, but Jorge couldn’t contain his praises for Cuomo and his criminal-freeing legislation.
“It’s in my heart, man. It’s in my heart, bro,” he proclaimed to news cameras.
Several of the co-defendants in Jorge’s case were released on the same day.
Although the new bail reform laws don’t take effect until January 2020, Justice Abraham Clott said that if he waited until then, “mayhem would ensue” if he didn’t start the releases now. The judge said:
“Total system chaos would result to delay changing bail conditions when cases are being adjourned past the effective date of the law.”
Justice Clott also said:
“The legislature has determined that incarceration is not appropriate for a narcotics defendant facing a lifetime in prison.”
Also in New York, Skylar Crouse, 30-years -old, killed a 38-year-old man by striking him with his vehicle while he lead police on a chase.
He is currently in jail, but will be released on January 1 thanks to Cuomo’s bail reform. If the incident had occurred after that date, he never would have seen a jail cell.
In a statement, Cuomo remarked that he doesn’t believe that “a person’s freedom while awaiting trial should depend on how much money is in their bank account.”
Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino, who was previously a judge for 18 years, said:
“You’re going to see a large spike in people not going to court in the first six to nine months of this, then you’re going to see our officers spending numerous hours, numerous days tracking people who have been bench warranted.”
So, America, sit back, relax, and grab the popcorn as we watch all hell break loose in New York. And while you’re at it, say a prayer for NY law enforcement and the innocent, law-abiding citizens of the state.
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