Jewish Community Relations Council of New York offers $5,000 reward for 'knockout' arrests

The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible

The JCRC says it wants to give the NYPD an additional tool to stop the violence as quickly as possible.

The JCRC says it wants to give the NYPD an additional tool to stop the violence as quickly as possible. (12/9/13)

BROOKLYN - The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for suspected "knockout" assaults in the borough.

Michael Miller, the vice president of the JCRC, released a statement saying in part, "These attacks have dislodged the sense of safety and security that most New Yorkers feel when they walk our streets."

Miller added that the reward is meant to give the NYPD an additional tool to stop the rash of violence as quickly as possible.

Brooklyn Councilman-elect Haim Dyshe has meanwhile released a list to help people protect themselves from a possible knockout attack. Suggestions include remaining vigilant of your surroundings, being cautious of suspicious individuals or people walking in large groups, and staying in well-populated areas whenever possible.

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