ADL Offers $5K Reward Following Two Apparent Antisemitic Assaults in Brooklyn, NY
New York, NY, May 8, 2022 … ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) announced today that it is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for two apparent antisemitic assaults of Jewish men in Brooklyn.
According to police and other reports, the first assault occurred in Crown Heights on May 6, when an individual approached an Orthodox Jew on the street and punched him in the head while allegedly stating that “the Nazis should have killed you Jews.”
The second incident happened on May 7 in Williamsburg, when a father walking his children to services was approached from behind by the suspect who hit him in the head, throwing off his hat (shtreimel).
“We are outraged to learn of multiple assaults of visibly Orthodox Jews,” said Scott Richman, ADL NY/NJ Regional Director. “It is terrorizing communities, and all must speak out. Nobody should be afraid to display their religion in public. Both attacks took place in broad daylight, and we hope that witnesses will come forward with information. To encourage this, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible.”
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.