Crown Heights leaders say racially motivated violence is unacceptable
After two biased attacks within a few days of each other, community leaders in Crown Heights gathered to send the message that racially motivated violence will not be tolerated.
Police say the most recent attack happened Monday when two black men verbally and physically abused an Orthodox Jew. According to authorities, the attackers yelled anti-Semitic remarks and then proceeded to punch the victim in the face. In a prior attack, investigators say someone slashed the tires on two Hatzolah ambulances at Eastern Parkway and Kingston Avenue.
Investigators say the two incidents do not appear to be related.Related Story Jewish community leaders in Crown Heights calling recent vandalism a hate crime