Sunday, October 06, 2019

City Jewish leaders demand more cops for Yom Kippur amid anti-Semitic crimes 

On the heels of two recent anti-Semitic crimes, Jewish leaders across the five boroughs are demanding more cops patrol their communities as Yom Kippur approaches.

“Enough is enough,” said city Councilman Chaim Deutsch, who represents southern Brooklyn, including the heavily Orthodox Jewish enclave of Midwood.

“If they have to bring in 200 cops to patrol our streets to show their visibility, that’s what has to be done,” the Democratic pol said of police.

Anti-Semitic crimes in the city have soared this year compared to 2018, according to troubling NYPD statistics.

There were 161 hate crimes targeting Jews committed between Jan. 1 and Sept. 29 — compared with 105 for the same period last year, the NYPD said.

That’s a more than 50 percent spike.


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