A heavy police presence is seen in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights, after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced new protection measures in the wake of another attack on a New York Jewish community. A stabbing at a rabbi’s home in upstate New York on Hanukkah is the latest in a spate of attacks.
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A spike in attacks targeting the Hasidic population of New York’s Crown Heights is bringing a new call to unity among Jewish and Black leaders, who have worked to bring the community together since the anti-Semitic riots that tore it apart in 1991.
A shooting in Brooklyn Wednesday evening prompted protests among many who felt police should have known that Vassell, a fixture in the Crown Heights neighborhood, had emotional problems. (April 5)
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