According to NBC News– The Guardian Angels, a private, unarmed crime prevention group, said it would start patrolling the New York borough of Brooklyn on Sunday following a series of anti-Semitic attacks.
Curtis Sliwa, who founded the organization in New York City in 1979, said the patrols would start at noon in the Crown Heights neighborhood and expand to Williamsburg and Borough Park later in the day.
The move came hours before five people were wounded in a stabbing attack during a Hanukkah party at a rabbi’s house in upstate New York late Saturday.
The latest incident followed eight attacks on Jews in Brooklyn since Dec. 13, according to New York police.
The violence included victims’ being struck in the face, the head and the back of the head, as well as at least one person’s throwing a beverage at someone, police said.
“These attacks are taking place, and the cops have not been proactive at all,” Sliwa said Saturday. “It comes from City Hall and the mayor. He’s been just apathetic.”
Curtis Sliwa explained to Newsmax why he believes there’s an outbreak of anti-Semitism in America. Sliwa said he and his group of Guardian Angels are stepping in to do the job elected Democrats won’t do, saying: “The elected officials in [my] area, they happen to be Democrats. They have earned the monikers ‘turn ’em loose’ Cuomo, ‘turn ’em loose’ de Blasio. Because they have authored into the law… no bail provisions.”
"The elected officials in [my] area, they happen to be Democrats. They have earned the monikers 'turn 'em loose' Cuomo, 'turn 'em loose' de Blasio. Because they have authored into the law… no bail provisions," @CurtisSliwa tells @WinterbleShow on crime in NYC. pic.twitter.com/r7qyVnskGo
— Newsmax (@newsmax) December 30, 2019
Comedian and filmmaker, Mendy Pellin thanked Curtis Sliwa for looking after NYC Jews, calling him a “tzadik,” a title in Judaism given to people who are considered righteous.
Thank you! I remember during the riots the police were told to stand down… They did nothing. The guys in red were real angels. The only ones that made us feel safe. You're a tzadik Curtis! https://t.co/vBdIZ8NFQq
— Mendy Pellin (@MendyTV) December 30, 2019
Mayor Bill de Blasio blames President Trump for the rise in anti-Semitism in the city he’s been hired to oversee.
Dr. Borelli, husband of Fox News host Daneen Borelli, explains how President Trump is doing a lot to fight back against anti-Semitism, while Mayor DeBlasio is doing nothing.
#NEW "I Was Outraged & Disgusted By Mayor De Blasio. They Want To Paint All Republicans As White Supremacists" Dr. Borelli Explains How DeBlasio Is Trying To Distract Americans By Blaming @realDonaldTrump For Anti-Semitism. @WhiteHouse @tomborelli https://t.co/upZXTfMr7A pic.twitter.com/ku1FDXsUkj
— Christina Aguayo Host Of 🇺🇲Americas Daily Report (@TinaAguayotv) December 31, 2019
Top conservative talk show host and Jewish American Mark Levin, tweeted about a “disgraceful and dishonest” hit piece on Trump in the Washington Post, citing “all that Trump has done in support of the Jewish people and the Democrats’ disgusting tolerance of vocal anti-Semites in their party.” Levin called the Jeff Bezos owned, anti-Trump rag, “Another Washington Post sleaze job.”
This is disgraceful and dishonest, especially given all Trump has done in support of the Jewish people and the Democrats’ disgusting tolerance of vocal anti-Semites in their party. Another Washington Post sleaze job. https://t.co/I3eCy99oPr
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) December 30, 2019