On June 22, 2009 a Latino teen ran out of his house carrying a bottle filled with homemade acid. His target: Jewish children. 8 of them were injured in the eyes, 2 of them seriously.
The incident happened about 8 p.m. on Sunday at S. 8th Street in the Williamsburg section of the borough. One of the victims, 10-year-old Yaakov Frankel, along with several witnesses told police that someone ran out of a building across the street from the courtyard where children were playing and tossed the homemade device at them. An explosion that released some sort of Drano-type mix got into the eyes of Frankel and a 12-year-old girl, causing them to be hospitalized. Six other children suffered burns and were treated at the scene.The police aren't calling this a hate crime, they don't see it as any more than the run of the mill neighborhood feuding. I wonder if the reverse would be true if the victims were Latino and the perpetrator was Jewish. Then you would see everyone from Maxine Waters to Al Sharpton marching down the street chanting: Death to the Jews! Just like he did in 1991.
"They were playing and all of a sudden a bottle came in with liquid, and it spins around and exploded into their eyes and [onto] the clothes of the kids," said Hindy Frankel, Yaakov's mother. "Everybody ran!"
The two injured children were kept in Bellevue overnight as their eyes were flushed out. What has residents even more upset is that they believe police had a chance to prevent the incident from happening when they called about rocks being thrown at them from the same building.
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Now if this was the only incidents involving minority attacks on Jews, it would be isolated. But it isn't.
New York City police arrested two youth who vandalized two Lower East Side synagogues on Thursday with eggs, smoke bombs, and swastikas.Now who or what put this idea in these teens heads? Could it be the Mainstream Media and their anti-Semitic take on Israel and Jews? Jeremiah Wright blaming the Jews for not letting him see Obama? Or was it the loving rants from the idiot for the left Cynthia McKinney? Someone put this idea in their brains. The good thing was that these two
The teenagers, a 15-year old Asian and a 16-year old black, drew a large swastika on the United Hebrew Center on East Broadway. The two then set off a smoke bomb before heading to the Bialystoker synagogue on Willet Street, where they drew a second swastika and through eggs at the building.
Police plan on charging the Lower East Side vandals with the hate crimes of aggravated harassment, criminal mischief and reckless endangerment.
“This is a desecration of G-d, no matter what your religion,” said New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who attends the Bialystoker synagogue. “It is just a despicable act that really should tug at the heartstrings of all of us.”
State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced that the Civil Rights Bureau would open an investigation into the crime calling it “outrageous and deeply disturbing.”