Ray Kelly meets with Jewish leaders about attacks

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly visited The Schluchim Center Monday night to talk with local Jewish leaders about the recent rise in racial attacks.People who met with Commissioner Kelly say the message they wanted to get across is that the incidents aren't a Jewish issue or a black issue, but a problem facing the entire community. "We are happy he came but we're still concerned the police department isn't realizing the severity of the situation," says Rabbi Yosef Jacobson.Commissioner Kelly listened to concerns and noted that crime was lower now than it was in the 1990s. Rabbi Jacobson says the most recent attack occurred Saturday night when members of his congregation were attacked while walking home from a Sabbath meal. Additional incidents involved a Jewish teen allegedly being beaten and attacked on Friday and a young black teen allegedly attacked by a group of Jewish men last month.Tensions high in Crown Heights community

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