Violent Attacks on Jews

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Violence targeting Orthodox Jews has broken out in and around New York City. While uncoordinated, the anti-Semitic attacks have sown fear among these tightly knit communities. Mayor de Blasio pledges more education and programming to encourage tolerance, but more aggressive public-safety policies are what’s needed most.

The Facts You Need to Know

  1. Caught: The perpetrator of the Monsey stabbing attack was caught in Harlem when his license plate number was recorded by an automatic reader–a technological tool that police critics dislike. Read more.

  2. Out: One attacker was released immediately after her arrest, thanks to a newly reformed bail process. Read more.

  3. Ill: Failure to deal with untreated seriously mentally ill people before they commit violent crimes will lead to more cases such as the Monsey attack. Read more.

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