Tuesday, January 14, 2020
A Hasidic Brooklyn man has reported that an NYPD cop in a patrol car yelled "you f–king Jews" at him and his 17-year-old son before driving off, former Assemblyman Dov Hikind told The Post.
The man called Hikind — founder of Americans Against Anti-Semitism — to report the anti-Semitic slur, which he said the cop hurled at them late Friday as they left a tish, a gathering of Hasidic Jews with their rabbi, in Borough Park.
"I have much respect for NYC's Finest but this incident must be investigated by the NYPD. With Antisemitism on the rise, we can't allow any form of hate to be tolerated," Hikind said in a tweet, which he posted along with a video of the conversation he had with the man.
"It personally hurts me to deal with anything like this because I've been a great supporter of the NYPD for my whole life," Hikind told The Post.
"The guy was absolutely shocked. The 17-year-old said to me, 'The people that are supposed to protect us hate us.' That is obviously not true," he added. "I'm sure this is a rare exception. But it needs to be investigated. It's not just not acceptable."
The NYPD did not immediately respond to the allegation.
The alleged incident came to light after more than a dozen anti-Semitic attacks over the past two weeks rocked the city.
Hikind has called the wave of anti-Semitism "an epidemic."
"Things have gotten out of control," Hikind told The Post on Friday. "I urge anyone — even if they called you 'a dirty Jew' — to report it. We need to know what's going on … it's not too late to come out."
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