ADL offers reward to find attackers after 3rd antisemitic assault in a day

According to the ADL, three violent incidents happened in the New York area in 24 hours

NYPD vehicle370 (photo credit: Reuters)
NYPD vehicle370
(photo credit: Reuters)
WASHINGTON – Following the recent antisemitic assault in the Brooklyn community of Crown Heights, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) offered a reward on Wednesday of up to $10,000 for information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of perpetrators.
According to the ADL, three violent incidents took place in the New York area within 24 hours, from Monday to Tuesday. The second assault was reported in Manhattan, and an aggravated harassment also took place in Brooklyn.
On Tuesday, police arrested 28-year-old Steven Jorge for assaulting a 65-year-old Orthodox Jew in Midtown Manhattan, the New York Post reported. According to the NYPD, the incident occurred the day before at around 11 a.m. on E. 41st Street near 3rd Avenue. Jorge reportedly approached the victim, who wore a noticeable black kippah, and shouted: “F**k you Jew bastard!” He then allegedly proceeded to assault the victim physically.
Evan Bernstein, regional director for ADL New York and New Jersey, said: “We are appalled at the sheer frequency and aggressive nature of these incidents... They’re made particularly heinous by the fact they are occurring during a time when society is supposed to come together in peace for the holidays, and as the Jewish community is particularly on edge as it’s reeling from the deadly attack in Jersey City on December 10th. Now is the time for society to come together in rejection of this hate, and for public officials and community leaders to speak up, lead by example, and demand meaningful change to protect the Jewish community.”
 


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