Assemblyman Dov Hikind Blasts DA Cyrus Vance For Handling Of Suspect In Anti-Semitic Incidents

DA Vance Pushes Back, Says Bail Is No Gimmick Or 'Message'

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – “All the Jewish are going to die” says a voice on a tape released by Assemblyman Dov Hikind today.

Hikind and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio are upset with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and two judges, saying they are going  too easy on hate crime suspect David Haddad.

Vance flatly rejected that accusation, and a spokesman representing the New York State court system took issue with it as well.

Hear audio of an anti-Semitic call released by Hikind (WARNING: Content is offensive.)

Haddad, 56, was arrested for allegedly making anti-Semitic phone calls to elderly women and vandalized the inside of an apartment building.

Haddad is also being eyed in connection to a series of other threatening calls and acts of vandalism in Midwood, and was released after posting bail.

Hikind is upset with that, and with Vance for seeking a bail of only $5,000.

“What message are we sending to criminals out there who commit these heinous acts?” Hikind said. Hikind and de Blasio called on Vance and two judges to explain their decision.

Hikind says a couple who received a threatening phone call over the weekend found their car window smashed in yesterday. He wants Haddad re-arrested.

David Bookstaver of the Office of Court Administration suggested that what Hikind is calling for, in terms of bail, is legally impossible.

“In New York State bail can only be used to ensure a defendants return to court. It can not be used for preventive detention or for punishment. In this case it seems that Mr. Hikind would like to have bail used for another purpose which is simply not what the law allows,” Bookstaver said.

Haddad was released; one judge let him out on his own recognizance, another judge set bail at $2,500.

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports

The Manhattan’s District Attorney also pushed back at Hikind.

“By law, prosecutors are not permitted to consider anything other than a defendant’s risk of flight when setting bail, including the defendant’s risk of re-offending or dangerousness to the community,” Vance said. “These guidelines are set by Assembly Member Hikind and the Legislature in Albany, and we look forward to reviewing any legislation he might propose to address whatever concerns he has.”

“Bail is also not intended as a gimmick or ‘message,'” Vance said. “Our commitment to aggressively prosecuting these cases is the true measure of how we treat bias crimes.”

Vance points out that securing bail in the first place for Haddad is noteworthy because Haddad is a “first-time, non violent offender charged with the lowest level felony.”

Vance went on to tout his Hate Crimes Unit and its work.

“Those familiar with the work of this Unit, from victims to advocates to others in law enforcement, know that no public office in New York City does more every day to fight hate crimes than the Manhattan DA’s Office.”

Should the bail have been higher? What do you make of the case? Sound off in our comments section below.

  • jerseyjoey

    Jews deserve special treatment, don’t you remember the holocaust? Please enough already. That has to be the most Idiotic post I have seen in a while. If it was not for slovic and english speaking armies that saved there miserable lives they all would be gone, so instead of thanking every American alive they condemm the host and create the hate they so hate themselves. They will never be gratefull unless they are draining your wallets people. Jews like this dov hikind are giving the whole race a bad name. Good

    • Dov Hikind

      Hate speech like yours encourages a second holocaust. I will not rest until every anti-semite is brought to justice!

      • jerseyjoey

        Hate and nonconforming are two very different things, as the liberal lemming you are, anyone whom does not see things your rigid way are haters, you are no better than the evil you hate because you can hate just as easilly and blinders have one size fits all. Chaos Lives

  • Meme Meyagi

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists spawning in usa?

  • Bullett

    If Assemblyman Hikind wants to ramble on about hatred, and persecution, maybe he should read his history of what the Turks and Mongolians did centuries ago. Time to take the needle out of the grove and focus on today’s problems by not bringing up the past.

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    hikind is a


    ’nuff said

  • J

    I wish everyone could hear themselves. Unreal.

  • Amtracmarine

    Why didn’t Mr.Hkind get upset with the Rabbi’s that withheld information about
    Levi Aron in the Leiby Kletzky case.??
    If he’s worried about Mr.Haddad running,he could pull some of the Shomrim Patrol from following the Blacks,Hispanics,and Muslims in the area and stake out Mr. Haddad’s home.

  • Dov Hikind

    Jews deserve special treatment, don’t you remember the holocaust?

  • fritz von

    Cop is murdered in Brooklyn, not a peep out of Dovie, oh yeah, the victim wasn’t one of the chosen.

  • royallen

    welcome to the racist comment area…..idiots

  • Pembrooke U

    Sick people here that feel so little & impotent as humans that (Yawn! ) they
    have to blame all Jews for their own failure to be something.
    Jews made their own way in this huge world ,racist’s did zero but feel
    good hating others who are stronger.


      Israhell is a cancer feeding off the USA

      Israhellis cannot make thier own way
      Parasites that they are.

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    What is the god dam big deal this is no crime.All the Jewish people are going to die and the Italians the Irish and the Chinese and the Russian.

  • Mikey

    we should just give the Jews a section of say ND and end it. If your’e going to isolate yourselves, follow the Amish model.

  • man from old school

    if this was a black man bail would be one million

    • Roy Smith


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