Source: Josh Hammer
According to The Wall Street Journal, the New York Police Department (NYPD) has recorded a truly harrowing and eye-popping increase in city-wide hate crimes over the past year. Specifically, NYPD statistics reveal that hate crimes have increased by a whopping 83% — and the City Council’s speaker minced no words in lamenting the epidemic presently afflicting the city with the nation’s largest Jewish population as “an anti-Semitism crisis.”
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Per the Journal:
The New York Police Department had 176 complaints of hate crimes from Jan. 1 to May 19, the most recent date for which the data is available, according to figures provided to The Wall Street Journal. That is an 83% increase in hate-crime complaints across all categories, compared with the same period in 2018.
The New York City Council created the Office of Hate Crime Prevention in January to coordinate city agencies’ efforts to address illegal bias incidents. …
“Our residents should feel free to worship without fear–and yet they can’t right now,” [City Council Speaker Corey Johnson] said. “We have an anti-Semitism crisis in New York. It’s a national problem, but New York accounts for way too many incidents.” …
Experts disagree on the reasons behind the rise in crimes, but NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said at a news conference earlier this month that many individuals arrested for hate crimes have previously committed similar acts. …
“Things are out of control,” said former State Assemblyman Dov Hikind of Brooklyn, who is founder of the group Americans Against Antisemitism. “All the resources in the world should be allocated to this purpose.”
The Daily Wire has reported before on the shocking rise in anti-Semitic incidents in New York City over the past couple of years. Curiously, however, much of the news surrounding the tragic rise has gone unreported by the mainstream press. Last November, Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro explained why that might be the case:
Jews don’t fit the intersectional classification necessary in order to receive narrative attention from either the mainstream media or from progressive groups. Orthodox Jews, who are often the targets of anti-Semitic attacks, aren’t seen as victims; their victimizers, who aren’t conservatives and who can’t be linked with conservatives, aren’t seen as victimizers. There’s a reason Al Sharpton, who helped initiate a riot against Orthodox Jews in Crown Heights in 1991, has a show on MSNBC where he opines about President Trump’s linkages to white supremacist anti-Semitism. Certain types of anti-Semitism are worthy of note. Others aren’t. And those on the Left often decide which is which with simple reference to a preferred narrative in which Jews are part of the white privileged class, unless they are victimized by white supremacists.
New York University, which is the largest private university in New York City, has also seen appalling incidents of unhinged anti-Semitism, of late. Perhaps even worse, the international edition of The New York Times, the city’s most famous and iconic newspaper, engaged last month in open and transparent anti-Semitism. The Daily Wire reported on the Third Reich-reminiscent cartoon and the Times’ initial non-apology, at the time:
The New York Times came under intense fire over the weekend after the newspaper’s international edition published a vile anti-Semitic cartoon that was widely condemned across the political spectrum. The newspaper was ripped again late Saturday for failing to apologize in their initial statement on the anti-Semitic cartoon. …
The Times faced increased backlash after their non-apology and was forced to issue a new statement claiming the paper was “deeply sorry” after a white nationalist terrorist opened fire at a synagogue in California on Saturday, killing one and injuring three others.
“We are deeply sorry for the publication of an anti-Semitic political cartoon last Thursday in the print edition of The New York Times that circulates outside of the United States, and we are committed to making sure nothing like this happens again,” The Times said in a new statement. “Such imagery is always dangerous, and at a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, it’s all the more unacceptable.”