Three suspects are sought by the NYPD for potential hate crimes following a series of attacks on three Jewish men early Monday morning in Williamsburg, multiple news outlets report.
— WILLIAMSBURG NEWS (@WMSBG) August 12, 2019
The NYPD is seeking a man who beat a 56-year-old man with a cane two weeks ago in Williamsburg.
The NYPD is seeking the suspect who allegedly attacked a group of teenagers with a screwdriver near Broadway and Flushing Avenue last Saturday in Williamsburg, ABC 7 reports.
🚨WANTED🚨for an ASSUALT/STABBING at the corner of Flushing Ave. and Broadway #williamsburg #brooklyn @NYPD90Pct on 05/25/19 @ 2AM💰Reward up to $2500👓Seen him? Know who he is?☎️Call 1-800-577-TIPS or DM us!📞Calls are CONFIDENTIAL! #YourCityYourCall @CMReynoso34 @SalazarSenate pic.twitter.com/6oBTPgialk
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) May 30, 2019
The attack occurred last Saturday (5/25) around 2 a.m. and began on the subway when the three teenagers were alerted by the suspect and proceeded to exit the station, ABC 7 reports: Continue reading
A series of stickers with anti-Semitic and hate speech were discovered along McGuinness Boulevard on Sunday morning by a Greenpoint couple who took photos and peeled the stickers before tipping off Greenpointers. The 94th Precinct has been notified and is investigating the spread of the stickers.
In 2018, New York City was the safest of all major U.S. cities as the murder rate declined to a historic low, but the NYPD documented over 350 hate crimes last year, an increase of approximately 5 percent from 2017. And hate crimes targeting Jewish people skyrocketed by 22 percent last year, according to the NY Times.
One troubling trend in 2018 was a rise in reported crimes motivated by bigotry. As of Dec. 23, hate crimes reported to the police rose 5 percent to 352 incidents. Reported crimes targeting black people because of their race increased by 33 percent, while anti-Semitic hate crimes rose 22 percent, the police said.
NYC Together’s annual fundraiser takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave.), with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward the program to bring officers from the NYPD’s Patrol Borough Brooklyn North together with high schoolers.
NYC Together’s founder Dana Rachlin views the relationships as beneficial for both the students and the officers: “We don’t see it as a mentorship, we see it as a way for us to build community and support young people with the resources and the support that they need.”