BK officials pressure cops for hate crime arrest
Several local officials are banding together and calling on police to make an arrest after another outbreak of anti-Semitic vandalism in Brooklyn.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) lives steps away from a yeshiva and garage that were vandalized with swastikas and the words "Die Jews" in Midwood over the weekend.
Hikind also notes that an arrest still hasn't been made in a November car bombing in the area. He says it's up to the community and police to finally put an end to the ongoing crimes.
Authorities are now investigating if a Manhattan man, David Haddad, was involved in this incident after being arrested and charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime in a separate case.
Police say Haddad made threatening anti-Semitic phone calls to two elderly women in Brooklyn and may be behind a total of four anti-Semitic incidents in the southern part of Brooklyn and Manhattan.