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Mayor Bill de Blasio responds to the Hanukkah-stabbings in the vicinity of New York City.
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, blaming a “climate of hatred” for the recent increase in anti-Semitic attacks in his city and the surrounding areas, but in a Fox News interview, he went at least some of the debt to the nation’s capital.
De Blasio spoke about the ongoing problem of the day after five people were stabbed to death at a rabbi’s house in nearby Rockland County in the case of a Hanukkah celebration, and at least eight incidents took place in Brooklyn earlier this month.
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“We are in a crisis right now,” de Blasio said on Sunday afternoon, and added: “What we an increase of anti-Semitism in this country, it is observed, that is deeply dangerous. It also happens in Europe.”
If it has taken around his city, but de Blasio’s criticism of those who do not believe that he will do enough to prevent the violence, or correctly identify the problem. He was blasted claims from the conservatives earlier this year, if he’s that anti-Semitism was a threat – even as members of his party, like Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., were hit notes with the accusation of anti-Semitism about your past.
When host Ed Henry mentioned these concerns, and in particular the comments this morning from former democratic New York Congressman Dov Hikind, de Blasio insisted, “if I think something is anti-Semitic is, I say it, and I have it on fellow Democrats.”
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The mayor then moved, apparently, the blame lay at the feet of President Trump Republican administration.
“An atmosphere of hatred was developing in this country in the last few years. A lot of it from Washington and it has an effect on all of us,” he said.
When asked if he the guilt Trump, he said, “not only the President,” but said, “we need a different tone, starting in Washington … do not encourage this country to actually find some unity and common ground”, that he think, the country in the last few years.
The mayor defended the recent practices of the release of the defendants-including Tiffany Harris, who allegedly assaulted three Jewish women-this is part of the city-bail reform.
De Blasio claims that most of the defendants you cancel released after, and if the only reason why a person is kept behind bars because you cancel it could not afford it, then that will not solve anything.
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“We have a problem. We are not going to jail our way out of the problem”, he claimed and pointed out that people should still face punishment, if the guilt is proven.
“I want tough law enforcement, I will follow,” he said.
Ramapo police officers escort Grafton Thomas of Ramapo town hall to a police vehicle, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Ramapo, NY Thomas is accused of stabbing several people, as they gathered to celebrate Chanukah at a rabbi’s home in the Orthodox Jewish community North of New York City. (AP Photo/Julius Constantine Motal)
The police said that the 37-year-old Grafton E. Thomas, of Greenwood, New York, on Sunday night entered the house of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg in Monsey, a suburb North of New York City, during a Hanukkah celebration and stabbed five people, including the rabbi’s son.
He pleaded not guilty on Sunday, 5 attempted murder charges and a burglary charge.