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Hasidic Jew Sucker Punched By Laughing Assailants In Williamsburg
Gothamist ^ | December 2, 2013 | John Del Signore

Posted on 12/02/2013 7:57:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man is the latest victim in a series of unprovoked assaults in Brooklyn, and the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is involved in the investigation. Eli Leidner, 26, was sucker-punched last night around 10:40 in Williamsburg, as he walked on Bedford Avenue between Taylor and Clymer Street. He says two people ran up behind him, punched him in the face, laughed and ran away. He was not robbed. Here's an interview with Leidner after the assault:

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

"I believe it's a knockout," Leidner said, referring to the alleged series of attacks in which pedestrians are sucker-punched as part of a street game to crown a "knockout king." The NYPD press office would not elaborate on this incident, which comes two days after a 76-year-old woman was punched her in the back of the head in East New York. Hours before the victim, Yvonne Small, was attacked, members of the Rev. Al Sharpton group National Action Network rallied in East New York against the 'knockout' game.

NYPD officials and other law enforcement sources have been reluctant to say that the knockout game is in fact a phenomenon. "If there ever was an urban myth, this was it," one Jersey City police spokesman told the Times.

In an interview with Jewish News Report last week, NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind countered, "Tell that to the victims. Those calling it a myth should do what I did and actually visit Galina, the 78-year-old grandmother in Midwood [Brooklyn] who was never afraid to walk the streets before. Then one sunny Saturday afternoon, while walking past the park in broad daylight, she was accosted by a young person who used his fist to smash her in the side of her head."

[UPDATE] Councilmember David G. Greenfield, who represents parts of Brooklyn, issued this statement: "I am disgusted to hear about two more sickening knockout attacks on innocent New Yorkers this weekend. These latest assaults have reaffirmed that this clearly is part of a disturbing trend targeting elderly and Jewish residents. We cannot tolerate a climate in which law-abiding citizens are afraid to walk down the street out of fear that they will be the next victim of these cowardly thugs. That's why I am calling on the NYPD to provide all the resources necessary to stop this growing trend and on the district attorney to prosecute these criminals to the fullest extent of the law."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: New York
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; crime; diversity; holdering; judaism; knockoutgame; newyork; obamanation

1 posted on 12/02/2013 7:57:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Truly, O has “transformed” America...


2 posted on 12/02/2013 7:57:46 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Race not mentioned.

Ergo......


3 posted on 12/02/2013 8:08:40 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

RACIST attacks , by negro punks on defenseless and unawares white folks . White folks : defend yourselves .


4 posted on 12/02/2013 8:09:37 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama and Holder, and a drunk whoring, hated Congress,
have made America a terrifying, lawless place to live.


5 posted on 12/02/2013 8:10:54 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"He says two people ran up behind him..."  photo 1964-b-streisand-single-1-55_zps890df9a8.jpg
6 posted on 12/02/2013 8:12:10 PM PST by Junk Silver
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To: faithhopecharity

I’m sure the new COMMUNIST MAYOR WARREN WILHELM will get this sorted out.


7 posted on 12/02/2013 8:14:32 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
These latest assaults have reaffirmed that this clearly is part of a disturbing trend targeting elderly and Jewish residents

OK, Mr. Greenfield, now finish the statement. You can say the race of the victim, be strong enough to state the race of the perps.

Until people are willing to state that fact in public *every time* then this is going to get worse. And they are not.

8 posted on 12/02/2013 8:18:31 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Rome2000

Hey...lighten up. Maybe these concerned citizens were helping him by knocking a mosquito off his shoulders.


9 posted on 12/02/2013 8:20:12 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These goons just might be in for some very unpleasant surprises. The Hassidim may look like easy targets but they know how to defend their communities.


10 posted on 12/02/2013 8:21:07 PM PST by allendale
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To: LeoWindhorse

When the perps are caught the FBI will step in and interview everyone they’ve known for years to see if there’s any indication they’ve spoken badly of white people.

Just like they did with Zimmerman. Thirty forty interviews - weeks spent checking out the possibility of ‘hate’.

Yep, the FBI’s not an arm of the democrat party, they’re not going after Obama’s political enemies. Nope, they’re fair and even handed. /s


11 posted on 12/02/2013 8:24:17 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some self defense professionals should start basic karate training for the adult novice (offered to both men and women). Include training with a BO staff, a wooden cane and a steak knife. Be prepared in your mind. One can always be caught off guard, but sometimes you can see trouble walking towards you. Script in your mind how you would counter attack if someone swings a fist toward your face. If you still have the strength and clarity of mind after getting smacked in the head, what can you do to return the favor, gift a little pain to the guilty party? I have no idea if I could collect my thoughts quickly enough to react. I;m strong, with good aim, but I’m near 60, and have a tricky foot that always hurts a little. I try to imagine making a special delivery of a knuckle sandwich into that slimy ghetto grill. I may be fooling myself, but I try to visualize wiping their smiles away for a good while. I don’t have a permit to carry. I need training first, lots of training.


12 posted on 12/02/2013 8:35:07 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Da Coyote
More like "quod erat demonstrandum."
13 posted on 12/02/2013 8:36:10 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: lee martell

Karate rabbi wants to train Jewish kids to combat ‘knockout’ thugs
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3097174/posts


14 posted on 12/02/2013 8:38:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That famous knockout attack in Pittsburgh two years ago, the one that’s getting major media attention, that occurred in the theater district behind the Benedum Center where I remember parking one evening before going to a show. It seemed to be a safe area but you never know.


15 posted on 12/02/2013 8:49:23 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: faithhopecharity

In...”O’s” view, there is no reason to stop these attacks on my fellow Jews. The Hasids typically vote Republican in honorable contrast to the politically Liberal Reform and Conservative denominations of Jewry. It would give...”O” a chuckle to see these Jews get smacked in the face with a fist or something worse.


16 posted on 12/02/2013 8:49:32 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: Stepan12

I never realized just how fragile our society can be, until some evil or misguided politicians started stirring up racial and other types of divisions. We did go through a period when politicians did not do this, rather they mostly tried to serve us all as Americans ... and most of them gave healing rather than dividing types of speeches most of the time.

But, alas, we are being Transformed...


17 posted on 12/02/2013 9:05:17 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: GOPJ

it’s sickening , isn’t it ?


18 posted on 12/02/2013 9:08:22 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: allendale

they learned in Warsaw & Jerusalem ....


19 posted on 12/02/2013 9:09:43 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: lee martell

carry brass knuckles


20 posted on 12/02/2013 9:13:39 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good start! We need that over here in the Blue State West.
If “First Lady” Michelle was clever, she would incorporate this current need to protect oneself with easy to learn martial arts. These can be fun with the right teacher, and guess what, you get the children and the adults to pay attention to the present surroundings and even put those darn smart phones down for an good while.


21 posted on 12/02/2013 9:14:23 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Stepan12

I know exactly what would ‘give me a chuckle’.


22 posted on 12/02/2013 9:15:51 PM PST by lee martell
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To: lee martell

Get the best quality pepper spray that That way some may get blown back on you but you are more likely to get them really bad.

The problem is you could be a great athlete and packing the best Kimber and still get blindsided by the unexpected. Often on the street one gets distracted by something such as another suspicious person, a pretty girl, an advertisement. It is difficult to keep situational awareness all the time.


23 posted on 12/03/2013 12:39:33 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 ((...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47))
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To: lee martell

The above should read, “get the best possible pepper spray that has a wide aerosol type spray. That way some may get blown back on you but you are more likely to really zap them.”


24 posted on 12/03/2013 12:43:18 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 ((...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Scott Stern, of Yale University, will tell you that this didn’t happen.

Just look a few threads down.


25 posted on 12/03/2013 3:43:41 AM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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