New York Council Members Condemns Alarming Spike in Hate Crime
Late last month, a Columbia University professor said she almost passed out when she opened the door to her office. Vandals had spray-painted two red swastikas and a derogatory word aimed at Jewish people on the wall.
This disturbing incident was not isolated. In a more recent incident, a man wearing a shtreimel—a hat worn by some Hasidic Jewish men—was punched in the head in an unprovoked attack on the sidewalk in Brooklyn. The suspect was arrested and charged with hate crime and assault.