Crown Heights on a quest for peace

The residents of Crown Heights are calling for peace following an incident earlier this week when a group of Jewish men allegedly attacked a black

CROWN HEIGHTS - The residents of Crown Heights are calling for peace following an incident earlier this week when a group of Jewish men allegedly attacked a black man.

Police say Andrew Charles, 20, was sent to the hospital following the attack. Unfortunately, residents say similar incidents are not uncommon in the neighborhood. Many residents believe that racism is far from extinct in the area.

Charles? assault brought the community together to speak out about denouncing hate between the Jewish and black communities in Crown Heights. Peace gatherers say now is the perfect time to teach the community a lesson of zero tolerance.

It is believed that four or five people may have witnessed the assault, and police, elected officials and the community are asking those people to come forward with information.

Police say that while they are not considering this a hate crime, it will come with a felony charge. Only one person has come forward with information so far, and police say more evidence is needed to make an arrest.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police are looking for at least one suspect 1 Police: 1 killed, 1 hurt in Canarsie shooting
Police say three men lead officers on a 2 Chopper 12 over police search in Brooklyn
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they think 3 Word of the Street: Best Job Aspects
A teen has died after police say he 4 Teen killed after attempting jump from train to platform in Brooklyn
5 VIDEO: Extended interview with Lu-Shawn Thompson

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 Brooklyn nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE