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.
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.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind said he wants a full investigation into the violent arrest of a man at a Jewish youth center in Brooklyn.
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.
Levi Aron pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and kidnapping.
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.
Brooklyn lawmakers are vowing to find those responsible after six swastikas were found painted on multiple locations in Borough Park Friday morning.
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.
The handling of sexual abuse cases in the Ultra-Orothodox Hasidic Jewish community has drawn increased criticism.
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.
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.
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.
The all-male Hatzolah EMT crew snubbed them, so a group of Jewish women in Brooklyn starting their own ladies-only ambulance service.
Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind is calling on the city to do whatever it takes to stop the animals believed responsible for attacking other dogs, a young child and an elderly woman.
“This is just the latest in a series of ongoing anti-Semitic occurrences in Brooklyn and throughout New York City, and people are justifiably very concerned and upset,” said Assemblyman Dov Hikind.