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CLARKE DENOUNCES RECENT ANTI-SEMITIC ATTACKS IN CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN

CLARKE DENOUNCES RECENT ATTACKS IN CROWN HEIGHTS

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) released the following statement in response to recent Anti-Semitic attacks in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.

“On Saturday, a gentleman walking home from Shabbos services in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn was brutally attacked by an assailant. The assailant reportedly yelled anti-Semitic threats. Thankfully the victim, despite injuries, is expected to make a full recovery. I am deeply troubled by this and other similar incidents that have recently occurred in our community.

“I detest any act fueled by hatred, intolerance, and anti-Semitism toward our Jewish sisters and brothers. The Ninth Congressional District of New York prides itself in its diversity. Our community respects all persons, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and/or national origin, and those who attack these values will be held responsible for their actions. Hate crimes and violence of any kind have no place in Brooklyn and will not be tolerated.

“I appreciate the work of the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force who is investigating this crime. I urge anyone with information that will aid this investigation to contact local law enforcement without delay.

“My staff and I will continue to monitor this situation in the days and weeks ahead.”

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