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. banasy©

    @bobat (in a hat):
    The red-and-white striped one?

    November 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat ( in a hat )


    Yeah, Canada would be my only other coice too. I used to spend all my summers on my cousins farm over there when I was young. My brother still lives there and it has been fun visiting. Love their beer. Especially Molson Blue.

    November 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    @ banasy
    " I thank my lucky stars every day I live in US". Second that.
    However sentiments are a changing here too, socio-political thought no longer reflects the American spirit. Its more religious, faith centered and motivated by long ingrained prejudices. Fanned by self serving politicos , commentators & propogandists.
    The Old Guard incharge of this nation's destiny has caused the decline of US & those aspiring to lead us would precipitate that decline.
    Our hope is young Americans who can rise above all this & bring about real change.
    Gos Bless America

    November 13, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |

    I hope that they have a jewish policeman investigate the crimes.. he would be able to identify hate crimes more easily

    November 13, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Hence, my dusclaimer that "with all its foibles."
    The political climate is changing, all right; perhaps people are ready finally to "out with the old and in with the new."
    God knows, the old isn't working.

    I agree;
    Gob bless America.

    November 13, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    @bobcat (in a hat)
    Molson Blue! Yum!
    Packs a whollop, though.

    November 13, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©


    November 13, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. George Patton

    Here we're supposed to be discussing hate crimes here and all these stupid Tea Partiers can do is to post their ever boring, idiotic, off-the-topic comments without saying anything or adding to this discussion. I wish that they'd have the decency to quit boring the rest of us so we can carry out an intelligent discussion on the matter but they won't!!!

    November 13, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat ( in a hat )

      So whats ur point ?
      As far as I'm concerned, you're a hate crime.

      November 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • TSIndiana

      They are paid to disrupt and mislead reasoned conversations. Where do you think the campain money is going? The spin doctors have them on speed dial.

      November 14, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  9. Lyndsie Graham

    Here I'm supposed to be discussing hate crimes here and all I asas stupid Tea Partier can do is to post my ever boring, idiotic, off-the-topic comments without saying anything or adding to this discussion. I wish that I had the decency to quit boring the rest of you so you could carry out an intelligent discussion on the matter but I won’t!!!

    November 13, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. george Patton

    Sorry folks. I didn't post the above. As the true George Patton here, I whole-heartedly support the Tea Party, especially Miachelle Bachmann and Sarah Paling!!! I'm disgusting!!!

    November 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • TSIndiana

      Will the real George Patton please stand up??? God help you if you really do support Bachmann and Palin, the bim-bett squad.

      November 14, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |


    November 13, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |

    Miachelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin 2 WAY WOULD BE FUN IN THE back of my camaro...

    November 13, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. PRO Abortion

    For ALL Americans: only them: FREE the people from RON PAUL and NEWT...... no more substandard birthing.

    November 13, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • TSIndiana

      I see abortion didn't work in your case. Perhaps DR. Paul could help. At least he wouldn't stand and lie to your face like that hopey changy think that the lawyer deceived us with.

      November 14, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  14. jane

    The suspect is named Franco Rodriguez.

    November 13, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Яight Wing Иutcase"

    There's Jews in New York? How did anybody figure that out?

    November 13, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
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