Mayor: NYPD to increase patrols in Jewish communities after NYC attacks

Mayor Bill De Blasio and NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison say certain areas of the city will see increased police patrols to try to deter attacks targeted at Jewish people.

News 12 Staff

May 23, 2021, 5:23 PM

Updated 1,120 days ago

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Mayor Bill De Blasio and NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison say certain areas of the city will see increased police patrols to try to deter attacks targeted at Jewish people.
The mayor said on twitter, "In the coming days we will see even more NYPD presence in our Jewish communities and outside houses of worship."
The mayor says he and Chief Harrison met with community leaders in Borough Park on Sunday to send a message: “We won’t turn a blind eye to this hatred.”
The announcement follows several attacks around the city where Jewish people were apparently attacked at random on the streets.
Police say two potential hate crimes happened in Brooklyn this weekend during Shabbat in Borough Park and in Kensington.
One of the incidents happened in front of a synagogue just before 8 p.m. Saturday night on 16th Avenue, when police say a group of three males yelled antisemitic statements to a group of four Jewish men.
The Jewish men went inside the synagogue and locked the door, according to authorities.
Investigators say the suspects banged on the door before leaving, and on their way back to their car, they kicked the passenger mirror of a car belonging to one of the victims.
The second incident happened when a 17-year-old and 18-year-old were walking along Ocean Parkway. Police say a group of men pulled up to the teen boys in a Toyota Camry, repeated antisemitic statements and punched them.
One of the victims was put in a chokehold, authorities say, and a suspect chased the victims with a baseball bat he retrieved from the car.
Police say the suspects got away and the victims had minor injuries.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.
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