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.
Levi Aron’s defense attorneys said authorities told him what to write down when he allegedly confessed to the crime.
“We’ve been asked by this district to send a message to Washington, and I hope they hear it loud and clear,” Turner said.
A court-ordered psychiatric report reveals that Levi Aron, charged with killing and dismembering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky of Borough Park is mentally ill, but many residents are dismissive of those results.
Mental illness has been suggested as a factor since the day Aron was arrested and charged with murdering and dismembering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky.
Psychiatrists have also determined that Aron is mentally competent to stand trial and that he understands the charges against him.
They are the first line of defense in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods and when 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky went missing, they were the first to respond.
In the aftermath of the senseless and brutal murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, lawmakers want to encourage homeowners in residential areas to get their own surveillance gear.
While President Obama was meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Washington, a protest was held at the Israeli consulate in Midtown Manhattan.