Skip to comments.N.J. Teen Charged with Bias Intimidation After Allegedly Luring Orthodox Women: Gang Initiation
Posted on 04/10/2014 3:41:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A New Jersey teenager was charged with multiple counts of bias intimidation after he allegedly tried to lure Orthodox women as part of a gang initiation.
Police said Rafael Laurano-Flores, 18, of Lakewood had planned to touch and knock down an Orthodox Jewish woman in the southern New Jersey township, according to the Asbury Park Press. Lakewood has a large haredi Orthodox population.
Pinny Werner, coordinator of the Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch, told the newspaper, We have not seen gang-related targeting in a long time. People are like, What is going on? It has always been gang against gang, but now we dont know if this is some kind of knockout game or what.
The Anti-Defamation Leagues New Jersey Regional Office issued a statement saying it was incredibly disheartened to learn of this tragic instance where people were allegedly targeted because of their religion and gender.
Hate crimes have an impact far beyond the individual victim of the crime. When a victim is chosen because of his or her religion and gender, other members of those groups feel unsafe and unwelcome, it said.
The ADL statement also applauds the quick and responsive work of the Lakewood Police Department in apprehending Laurano-Flores and charging him on Tuesday.
What kind of sorry gang initiates by attacking a woman?
How culturally ignorant they must be to not know which victims will draw federal attention, and which won't.
I would not set up Jews as a group to be attacking just to test a capacity for violence in my gang candidates, I would follow the example of the black gangs.
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Taking bets: legal or illegal? Criminal record or none? Voted for Obama or Christie.
I thought the Mafia was that only gang in Jersey. Time for a turf war. I’ll go with the Italians.
I say build a wall around these gang infested areas and let them kill each other. No food. No water. Nothing.
18 going on 30. Somebody explain to me why every MS-13 member is not rounded up and deported or jailed under RICO.