Dov Hikind

Leiby Kletzky (credit: Handout)

100 Security Cameras Going Up In Brooklyn Communities In Response To Leiby Kletzky Murder

The taxpayer-funded security system will augment an already insular ultra-Orthodox community that has its own volunteer police force, ambulances and schools.

09/23/2013

Protesters want charges dropped against Hasidic whistleblower Sam Kellner (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Protesters Want Charges Dropped Against Sexual Abuse Whistleblower

Sam Kellner worked with the Brooklyn DAs office to put away Baruch Lebovits, who sexually abused his son, in 2010. But then the tables turned on Kellner when the DAs office charged him with extorting witnesses to come forward.

07/12/2013

Dov Hikind

Assemblyman Dov Hikind Apologizes After Attending His Purim Party In Blackface

Veteran New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) apologized Monday afternoon to anyone who may have been offended by his decision to show up to a Purim party dressed as a basketball player, with blackface makeup and Afro wig.

02/25/2013

Crown Heights Arrest Video (credit: YouTube/CHInfoVideo)

Cop On Modified Duty As Officials Investigate Violent Crown Heights Arrest Video

The Oct. 8 incident at the ALIYA Center on East New York Avenue in Crown Heights is being investigated by the Internal Affairs Bureau and the Brooklyn district attorney.

10/16/2012

Crown Heights Arrest Video (credit: YouTube/CHInfoVideo)

Hikind: Violent Crown Heights Arrest Caught On Video ‘Crosses The Line’

Assemblyman Dov Hikind said he wants a full investigation into the violent arrest of a man at a Jewish youth center in Brooklyn.

10/15/2012

Levi Aron (credit: CBS 2)

Levi Aron Gets 40 To Life In Murder, Dismemberment Of Leiby Kletzky

Levi Aron was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison in the death of Leiby Kletzky. The 36-year-old pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and kidnapping earlier this month.

08/29/2012

Levi Aron pleaded guilty to killing Leiby Kletzky on Aug. 9, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Levi Aron Pleads Guilty In Murder Of Leiby Kletzky

Levi Aron pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and kidnapping.

08/09/2012

Levi Aron (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, Pool); Leiby Kletzky (handout)

Sources: Levi Aron, Accused Killer Of Leiby Kletzky, To Plead Guilty

The family has agreed to the deal, as they have no desire to recount their pain through a trial, sources told 1010 WiNS’ Juliet Papa. Aron will reportedly be sentenced to 40 years-to-life in prison for last summer’s brutal murder.

08/01/2012

A swastika found painted on a building in Borough Park, Brooklyn on Friday, June 15, 2012 (credit: Office of Assemblyman Dov Hikind)

6 Swastikas Spray Painted Across Borough Park, Including At School, Synagogue

Brooklyn lawmakers are vowing to find those responsible after six swastikas were found painted on multiple locations in Borough Park Friday morning.

06/15/2012

Leiby Kletzky (credit: leibykletzkymemorialfund.com)

Pilot Program Named After Leiby Kletzky To Put Security Cameras In Borough Park, Flatbush

The $1 million pilot program funded by a grant from State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos will purchase about 150 security cameras, to be placed in the Borough Park and Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

05/20/2012

Hasidic & Orthodox Jewish sex abuse

Brooklyn DA Hynes Under Fire For Handling Of Abuse Cases In Orthodox-Jewish Community

The handling of sexual abuse cases in the Ultra-Orothodox Hasidic Jewish community has drawn increased criticism.

05/14/2012

Mordechai Jungreis says he has been shunned by his community after coming forward about his son being abused. (credit: CBS 2)

Victim’s Father Determined To Break Cycle Of Abuse In Brooklyn’s Hasidic, Orthodox Communities

Mordechai Jungreis said he was victimized twice — once when his son was sexually abused by a member of the community and again when he was shunned trying to get him help.

03/28/2012

(credit: CBS 2)

Security Still Tight At Jewish Sites In NYC Following France Attack

The NYPD stresses there is no specific threat against New York City, but has added extra patrols at 50 locations in response to the seemingly religiously motivated murders in Toulouse, France.

03/20/2012

Scene of the shooting in Toulouse, France. (credit: CBS 2) | Inset of Commissioner Ray Kelly (credit: CBS 2)

Shooting At Jewish School In France Prompts Stepped-Up Security In NYC

NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said that while there is no specific threat against New York City, authorities are still increasing security as a precaution.

03/19/2012

Ambulance (file / credit: clipart.com)

Brooklyn Jewish Women Form Ladies-Only Ambulance Service

The all-male Hatzolah EMT crew snubbed them, so a group of Jewish women in Brooklyn starting their own ladies-only ambulance service.

02/28/2012

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