City Council candidate faces charges following alleged attack on Jewish journalist during Borough Park protest

Brooklyn activist and City Council candidate Heshy Tischler is back home after his arrest on Sunday in connection with an attack on a Jewish journalist in Borough Park during a protest.

News 12 Staff

Oct 13, 2020, 2:44 AM

Updated 1,323 days ago

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Brooklyn activist and City Council candidate Heshy Tischler is back home after his arrest on Sunday in connection with an attack on a Jewish journalist in Borough Park during a protest.
Tischler currently faces charges of second-degree unlawful imprisonment, incitement to riot, menacing and harassment.
The charges handed to Tischler are for his alleged involvement in an assault on journalist Jacob Kornbluh last Wednesday night.
Tischler, who has spoken out in the past against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, as well as Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is accused of posting videos on his Twitter page against Kornbluh leading up to the alleged assault.
A video posted to Twitter shows him returning from court and addressing his fans. After the assault, Tischler's followers are accused of standing outside Kornbluh's house and causing disruptions late at night.
Due to the unrest that happened around Kornbluh's house recently, the judge also granted the assistant district attorney's request to issue an order of protection.
Tischler's attorney said his client did not organize the unrest outside Kornbluh's house and that he cannot be held responsible for it.


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