Skip to comments.Manhattan DA Declines to Prosecute Anti-Semitic Attack As Hate Crime (Democrat Groups Attacks Jews)
Posted on 01/02/2020 10:57:07 AM PST by blam
The Manhattan district attorney's office has declined to prosecute a recent anti-Semitic attack on a Jewish subway passenger as a hate crime, according to lawyers representing the victim.
Lihi Aharon, an Israeli student riding the New York City subway in December, was attacked by another passenger who cursed at her and yelled "Allahu akbar!" While the attack on Aharon seemed to be motivated by anti-Semitic animus, the Manhattan DA informed lawyers representing Aharon on Thursday that it would not prosecute the case as a hate crime.
The incident is one of several recent anti-Semitic attacks around New York City that have sparked a nationwide conversation about the resurgence of anti-Semitism in America.
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"The DA's refusal to prosecute this targeted attack as a hate crime is an egregious miscarriage of justice," Brooke Goldstein, executive director of the Lawfare Project, which is representing Aharon, said in a statement provided to the Washington Free Beacon.
"The Jewish community is under siege and the DA's office won't even attempt to defend us," Goldstein said. "Allowing acts of hate and violence like what happened to Lihi to go unanswered seeds the ground for more horrible tragedies like we saw in Jersey City and Monsey. We must send a message that religious bigotry and violence targeted against any minority community is not acceptable."
Aharon and a Jewish man she was riding with were attacked after another passenger heard them conversing in Hebrew and saw the man was wearing a yarmulke, according to the victim.
"As soon as I sat, that woman started cursing and yelling at him about him being a Jew and Allahu akbar' .
(Excerpt) Read more at freebeacon.com ...
Democrat attacking Democrat.
Why do the Jews tolerate it?
Democrats are the part of division and hate.
“The Jewish community is under siege and the DA’s office won’t even attempt to defend us,” Goldstein said. “Allowing acts of hate and violence like what happened to Lihi to go unanswered seeds the ground for more horrible tragedies like we saw in Jersey City and Monsey. We must send a message that religious bigotry and violence targeted against any minority community is not acceptable.”
Umm, against any minority community? As opposed to being ok against a majority community, by which he could only mean Christians, who in any case are hardly a majority in this country anymore?
Murder is murder , hate crime terminology should be eliminated anyway. Take the F——er out to the gallows tomorrow!
At this point, its pretty clear to anyone that real purpose of hate crime laws is to give prosecutors wide latitude to do whatever they like as per their political leanings.
“Lawfare”? I was under the impression that Lawfare was far left, deeply anti-Trump, anti-Israel, pro Palestinian org.
It appears they are actually on the right side of this. What gives?
Lawfare Blog is leftist claptrap offshoot of the Washington Post. This is the Lawfare Project, which specifically defends Jews and Israel.
Reading this article really burns my butt. More so because most of my Jewish friends and relatives blindly vote for these bozos because they’ve been taught since birth that the “Democrats are our friends” and the “Republicans hate us”.
As much as possible, I try to deflect political discussions with these people, or at least tune them out while they are on a rant. Keeps me from calling them “Self-Loathing K!ke$” and running away from these otherwise mostly normal people.
“it was only a Jew so why to fuss?” /S/
And they are politically leaning so far to the left they need a walker on wheels to grip to keep from falling on their faces (on the left side).
Has anyone besides me noticed that nearly all of the high-profile anti-Semitic attacks lately come from New York and California? Say, aren’t those states under the stranglehold of the democrat party? Coincidence? I think not.
Yes. Then stop voting Dem. The leftists are not your friends.
I’m surprised the DA didn’t blame Trump.
TY for the clarification.
Democrats protecting Democrats.
A hate crime isn’t a hate crime if committed by a protected class. So instead of looking up all the protected classes, a simple rule of thumb is that a hate crime must be committed by a White person.
These laws give prosecutors way too much discretion about using them or not. In cities run by liberals, that usally means it's only used against right wing perps, not left wing, as is going on in New York.
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