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The Crown Heights Riot 20 Years Ago, The True Story Never Told
Big Journalism ^ | 8/17/11 | Jeff Dunetz

Posted on 08/17/2011 1:04:58 PM PDT by Nachum

Twenty years ago this Friday a tragic car accident in Crown Heights Brooklyn escalated into a pogrom against the Jewish people. The media gives it a politically correct description, violence between the area’s Blacks and Jews. However the violence was not two-sided. The Crown Heights riot was an attack on the Jews by the neighborhood’s Caribbean community, fueled in part by Al Sharpton, now an MSNBC host and adviser to President Obama.

Black Antisemitism in the Summer of 1991

Jews were a key part of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, when the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous march to Selma Alabama, he walked hand in hand with many Jews including Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. Along with the Jews was a contingent of Torahs to emphasize that the quest for Civil Rights was a holy mission for the Jewish people.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crown; heights; riot; years
Al Sharpton belongs in prison, not on TV
1 posted on 08/17/2011 1:05:07 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I remember this event.

And you are right, he should be in prison, not promoting hate on the tube.


2 posted on 08/17/2011 1:15:47 PM PDT by RickB444 (What one receives without working for, another must work for without receiving.)
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To: Nachum

Agreed!!!


3 posted on 08/17/2011 1:17:38 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Nachum

Freddy’s Fashion Mart.....


4 posted on 08/17/2011 1:19:20 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Nachum
This was a great history of this event. This isn't the only time Sharpton was involved in mob violence and death. Howard Beach, Freddie,s Fashion Mart, Tawana Brawley. I glad that there are people reminding others of the history of destruction and racism Rev Al has.

I never thought Dinkins intentionally didn't protect the Jews. If you remember, he was the biggest do nothing Mayor ever. Just like Obummer and Golf, Dinkins was always playing Tennis. A real affirmative action hire.

5 posted on 08/17/2011 1:22:44 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Just like Zero, Dinkins was not overly fond of causasians or Jews.

During the Crown Heights Riot, Dinkins stood on the stairs of a police temporary headquarters vehicle and addressed the several hundred police officers who were there for roll call. He stated the reason he had not allowed the police to stop the rioters was that “the community needed to be allowed to vent”.


6 posted on 08/17/2011 1:55:56 PM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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7 posted on 08/17/2011 2:01:24 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Lazlo in PA

Had to check Wikipedia to see what Tawana has been up to lately... no surprises.

Brawley has maintained she did not invent the story; in a 1997 appearance, she still had supporters.[31] In November 2007, Brawley’s stepfather and mother, in a 20th anniversary feature for the New York Daily News, contended the attack happened. “How could we make this up and take down the state of New York? We’re just regular people,” Glenda Brawley said, adding, “We should be millionaires.” They said they had asked New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and Governor Eliot Spitzer to reopen the case. They also said that Brawley, who has converted to Islam, would speak at any legal proceedings


8 posted on 08/17/2011 2:07:43 PM PDT by OCC
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To: Nachum

Sharpton’s pogrom is the kind of thing Stossel or O’Reily should do a piece on.


9 posted on 08/17/2011 2:07:43 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: OCC

“They also said that Brawley, who has converted to Islam”

Shocker (not).


10 posted on 08/17/2011 2:09:04 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Nachum

Need TV’s


11 posted on 08/17/2011 2:15:59 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Nachum

I have a problem with this part of the article:

“Maybe the media continues to sugarcoat the riot because it was unprecedented in American history. For liberals it’s impossible to perceive blacks as purveyors of bigotry they are forever in the role of victims of hate.”

Blacks starting a race riot to attack non-blacks is anything but “unprecedented”; it’s quite typical if you are familiar with this area of American history.


12 posted on 08/17/2011 2:16:08 PM PDT by Boogieman
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Freddy’s Fashion Mart.....

And Yankel Rosenbaum, with the acquittal of his killer the icing on the cake.

13 posted on 08/17/2011 2:59:09 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: Stepan12

When will the Jews learn? There are people in the world that hate you no matter how much you champion their cause.
Obama is really edging us towards something like Crown Heights but only on a national scale. And yet white liberals love him to pieces.
How can people be so stupid?


14 posted on 08/17/2011 3:19:20 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Yorlik803
When will the Jews learn? There are people in the world that hate you no matter how much you champion their cause. Obama is really edging us towards something like Crown Heights but only on a national scale. And yet white liberals love him to pieces. How can people be so stupid?

Norman Podhoretz, himself a Jew, wrote a book called "Why are Jews so Liberal?" or sumping.

I think I need to take a look at it. Also, Peter Schiff -- economic guru and son of patriot, Irwin Schiff -- tried to answer this question Peter Schiff on why Jews are so Liberal.

As you obviously know, human nature is complex with many reasons, but these two try to give some of the causes of this destructive mode of thought.

Personally, it perturbs me that so many of my co religionists seem to have adopted the cynical, Bismarckian welfare state as a religion.

15 posted on 08/17/2011 3:30:19 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: Lazlo in PA
I never thought Dinkins intentionally didn't protect the Jews. If you remember, he was the biggest do nothing Mayor ever. Just like Obummer and Golf, Dinkins was always playing Tennis. A real affirmative action hire.

I lived in NJ at the time, and followed this closely. The cops had legions of mounted and armored, shield-bearing cops ready to kick ass and take names only a few blocks away beginning less than a day after the riots started, and Dinkins forbade them to intervene. That SOB has a lot of blood on his hands.

16 posted on 08/17/2011 3:59:33 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: Yorlik803
Obama is really edging us towards something like Crown Heights but only on a national scale.

I don't suggest that they try it in Texas. To be more specific, even the Jews here are well armed - our synogogue can defeat a small South American army on any given Saturday or holiday.

But, if they'd like, they can have at it. We can probably do about as good a job against them as the Israelis do to the Arabs.

17 posted on 08/17/2011 4:04:39 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: Ancesthntr

Thanks for that. You are probably right. I always had the impression in that episode that he handled it the same way he handled everything else. In my mind he was an absentee Mayor. It was 20 years ago so remembering all the details in every episode of turmoil that Sharpton created gets fuzzy.


18 posted on 08/17/2011 4:06:26 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Nachum
Now the nation knows what we in the NJ/NY area have known for years: Al Sharpton is a fat, racist loud-mouth who is no more a ‘Reverand ‘’ than Hitler was a Jesuit .
19 posted on 08/17/2011 4:07:58 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Nachum
Al Sharpton belongs in prison, not on TV

Truer words never spoken about that race baiter.

20 posted on 08/17/2011 4:28:19 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Ancesthntr; Lazlo in PA

I lived in Delaware at the time, but my brother and a couple of close friends were NYPD - they hated Dinkins because of that


21 posted on 08/17/2011 4:36:09 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: ronnie raygun
Need TV’s

Excellent use of an unnecessary apostrophe. Try this next time:

N'e'e'd T'V's.

22 posted on 08/17/2011 7:44:22 PM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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