Jewish community upset over New York Post's coverage of Menachem Stark's murder

Menachem Stark was found dead in a dumpster on Long Island days after he was kidnapped in Williamsburg.

Menachem Stark was found dead in a dumpster on Long Island days after he was kidnapped in Williamsburg. (1/5/14)

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Jewish community leaders and elected officials are outraged over the New York Post's coverage of an Orthodox Jewish man's murder and are calling for an apology.

The cover of Sunday's Post features a picture of Menachem Stark next to the headline "Who didn't want him dead?" The article also calls him a "crooked slumlord." At a press conference this afternoon at Borough Hall, Jewish community leaders joined elected officials in demanding the Post apologize to Stark's family and pull the story.

In a statement released this evening, the New York Post says, "The Post does not say Mr. Stark deserved to die but our reporting showed that he had many enemies, which may have led to the commission of this terrible crime. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of loss."

Stark, 39, was kidnapped by two suspects Thursday night outside his office on Rutledge Street in Williamsburg. His dead body was found thrown in a dumpster at a Long Island gas station Saturday.

Jewish community leaders are offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.

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