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. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ banasy:
    Naw, you probably got tipped well because you were pretty and smiled.
    Anybody with an IQ over 100 can make a martini if you show them how.

    November 13, 2011 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |

    "the twisted person or people who attacked cars, benches, and a sidewalk "
    THESE PEOPLE dont hate jews... they hate scenery!! btw how do you attack a sidewalk?

    November 13, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. anonymous

    Of all the racial prejustous I seen with Jews, I don't care. Yeah, they try to hide it by looking generous and kind, but it is still there. A Jew does nothing for any gentile unless he can see some personal gain in it encluding that he wants to be well thought of. They do, in a weird sort of way, love their own. Even to love someone, he wants something in return.

    November 13, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      Even if this *could* be said about jews, nobody is required to do anything for anybody.. Except their kids..

      November 13, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • TSIndiana

      Read "Proto...cols of Zi..on" (without the dots) and get back to us. Watch "" (again without dots) on youtube.

      November 14, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Well, yes, there's that, but it was my being *nice* to everyone, even the dumbest, rudest drunks, that earned me the best tips. There were prettier than I working there, but I always made better tips.
    This was before the martini craze kicked in; unfortunate, because it was the era of foo-foo- drinks that required a blender and 5 different kinds of alcohol.
    A higher IQ was required, lol.

    November 13, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    That sweeping generalization can also be used for any race or faith.
    It doesn't give another group the right to destroy things in their hate.

    November 13, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jett Rucker

    The reason people hate people who say they're Holocaust survivors is because: (a) the survivors expect to receive money for being Holocaust survivors; and (b) they're not Holocaust survivors (some aren't even Jewish, not that all Holocaust survivors are Jewish).

    The reason so-called Holocaust survivors are so sensitive about all this is because they aren't. REAL Holocaust survivors don't let on so.

    November 13, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat2u.

    The jews for some reason have been the most hated people all through history. Why ? Maybe it's their arrogant way of thinking that they are gods chosen people and no matter what they do, they will have gods backing. After all, according to the bible, they were instructed by god to lay seige to the biblical lands way back when. That obviously gave them justification to be a war mongering people. And remember also, they are the ones who wrote The Book.

    Good morning everyone.

    November 13, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • TSIndiana

      To say nothing of their chief priests torturing (for three days) and killing Jesus in revenge for him throwing the money changers out of the temple.

      Well now they control the whole of finance AND the government, including corrupted courts where judges are selling rulings for personal gain.

      November 14, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |


    November 13, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Good morning, bobcat2u.

    I'm not all that sure that applies today, given all of the trials the Jewish had to go through in the past 80 years or so.
    In any case, religious persecution has been rampant since religion began; every group thinks that their God is the true and correct one; hence the many wars and haughty words, some spoken here on these threads.

    November 13, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |

    anubis can kick major behind..

    November 13, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bobcat2u

    All these hate crimes going on proves just what a sick society that we're living in along with all the warmongering among the ignorant public! They say that money is the root of all evil, if so, than ignorance is not far behind. Then again, all Republican Presidential candidates, except Ron Paul of course, are depending on this very ignorance to win next year's elections as is Barack Obama!!!!!

    November 13, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Thank you, bobcat2u. You nailed it good!

      November 13, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • TSIndiana

      I totally agree and the amount of censoring on CNN Money comments is proof that this media wants to keep you only hearing their chosen spin. They want to keep you ignorant of facts that led up to two world wars so Isreal can suck Christians into yet another war for them.

      November 14, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat2u.


    I really do agree with you 100 %. I was just mouthing off to get my brain cells flowing this morning. I need all the help I can get anymore.
    The jewish people have always been looked down upon for whatever reason. I don't understand why. Their very existence has been a thorn in the side of the world.
    But I feel bad for them. Can you imagine having a sliver of land to call your country and be surrounded by countries that want nothing but your annihalation ?

    November 13, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bobcat2u.

    Although that was not me at 12:31 PM, I do partially agree. We do live in a sick society.
    The rest of the statements GP can solely claim.

    November 13, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat ( in a hat )

    Now I have my hat back on.

    November 13, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    @bobcat2u, (the real one)

    No, I cannot, and I'm thankful that I don't have to.
    What a precarious existence living in the ME must be.
    I thank my lucky stars every day I live in the US; foibles and all, there's no place I'd rather live.
    Well, maybe Canada...
    If I couldn't live here...

    November 13, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
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