November 12th, 2011
06:36 PM ET

Police investigate possible hate crime in Jewish New York neighborhood

Police are investigating what authorities say could be a hate crime in a Jewish section of Brooklyn, New York, after three cars were set ablaze and anti-Semitic graffiti was scrawled across park benches.

Police said they responded to emergency calls pertaining to the case early Friday morning.

The city's Hate Crimes Task Force is "actively investigating the twisted person or people who attacked cars, benches, and a sidewalk on a block of Ocean Parkway early this morning," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement.

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  1. Andreas Moser

    The best response to Holocaust denial:

    November 12, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dr.RUFFNUTT

    if a jewish guy looks in a mirror and says "candy man" 5 times...
    and candy man comes out and kills him...
    can candy man be charged with a hate crime?...

    November 12, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Gold Dragon (evolved dragonex)

    Thought the same question dr.RUFFNUTT. I think its because of the haters who didn't have the financial know how to make money.

    November 12, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Damn, pmk, I don't remember him at all! Just Paul Lynde.

    November 12, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Gold Dragon (evolved dragonex)

    That response was for the 853 post.

    November 12, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dr.RUFFNUTT

    @gold dragon.. they should have used the money they spent on spraypaint and bought some stock in a penny stock,,

    November 12, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Hate against Jews have been going on forever.
    I don't think that's going to change any time soon.

    Ruffie, *where* do you come up with your ideas?
    You consistently make me crack up!

    November 12, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dr.RUFFNUTT

    jews make easy targets i guess cause they dont really want to fight...
    . they like peace and love..& harmony..

    November 12, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • TSIndiana

      And Christians to fight their wars for them.

      November 14, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    And in answer to your Candyman question, no. Only because he was the vehicle for his own demise.
    He didn't say "do you hate me, Candyman" 5 times.

    This is an absurd conversation.
    Thank you.

    November 12, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    News today " pig parts dumped at a Swiss mosque".
    Hate has been gpoing on forever – period.

    November 12, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • dr.RUFFNUTT

      they probally didn't tip.. it's a well know fact.. even black people tip more..

      November 12, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dr.RUFFNUTT

    but what if when he comes outta the mirror and then the jewish guy says.. wait wait.. i'm jewish dont kill me..
    or what if we found out later that candyman was half german / half black...

    November 12, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dr.RUFFNUTT

    ok.. i got one... everyone knows that alot of germans joined nasa after ww2..right?... so what about if we decide to go into the future a bit and we travel to mars...
    ok here's the situation.. there is 5 astronaughts.. 1 jew , 1 black , 1 native american indian , 1 gay women , and 1 whit guy...
    and a rock hits the oxygen bottles and only enuff oxygen for 4 people to make it...
    ground control has to turn the oxygen off to one of the sleeping tubes..
    and the ground control guy is a whit guy of german decent...
    who do they turn the oxygen off too..?

    November 12, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    What if, Ruffie?
    Isn't Candyman's job *killing* people?
    You're killing me, dude!

    And when I was a bartender/server, I assure you Jewish folks tipped quite well.
    Black people and ME people, too.
    Probably because I gave my customers excellent service...

    November 12, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. raven

    Oy vey.

    November 12, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. raven

    ms, we really are kindred spirits. I usta tend bar, too. I was in a lil,dinky,dark dive tho. People mostly drank beer and I ended up drivin half of em home cuz the town i was in was so tiny. That,and I was related to em. Good times.

    November 12, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
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