For the umpteenth time, a report this past week noted something that has been known for years: The vast majority of anti-Semitic hate crimes committed against Jews in New York City is done by minorities that also vote for Democrats or are sought out by the Democratic Party for special treatment.
"Americans Against Antisemitism (AAA) released a report revealing that 97% of hate crimes against Jews in New York between 2018 and 2022 were committed by other minority groups," the Daily Caller reported. "AAA’s report was first posted on AAA founder Dov Hikind’s Twitter account Wednesday. The report documented 194 cases of assault against Jews from April 2018 to August 2022, and, in 99 of those assaults, official reports included the ethnicity of the perpetrator revealing 97% were committed by other minorities."
Former New York state Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Democrat who has regularly blasted his own party, posted a short video report containing the latest anti-Semitic hate crime stats in the Big Apple:
94% of Anti-Jewish Assaults in New York City (2018–2022) Were Against Orthodox Jews; and
97% Were Perpetrated By Other Minorities.
For the full report, watch this clip: pic.twitter.com/i3zKH7xAUO
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) December 28, 2022
According to the report, blacks, by far (69 percent) were responsible for the vast majority of physical or verbal assaults against Jews, while Asians accounted for 17 percent, Hispanics for 11 percent, and whites a paltry 3 percent.
Of the 194 incidents cited, 154 were physical assaults while just 40 accounted for verbal altercations. That means the ratio of physical to verbal assaults was nearly 4:1, the report noted. Also, teens were only responsible for less than one-quarter, or 22 percent, of the assaults, while 16 percent of teens engaged in the attack with two or more people.
Israel Bitton, director of AAA, told the Daily Caller News Foundation the report was noteworthy because it just focused on assault.
“[T]his report is focused entirely on the subset of assault (verbal and physical) as a hate crime. This is an important distinction because very often the wild stats on anti-Jewish hate crimes are often downplayed as ‘mostly against property,’ so it is important to quantify the extent of anti-Jewish assaults on persons, which shows that even when controlling for crimes against property, the number of attacks on Jewish persons remains the highest of all target groups,” Bitton said.
The Daily Caller noted further:
Religious/identifiable Jews made up 94% of the 194 victims attacked from 2018-2022, with Hasidic Jews identified as 52% of the victims and Orthodox Jews making up 41%. The attacks occurred predominately in four of the main Jewish Brooklyn neighborhoods: 25% in Crown Heights, 29% in Williamsburg, 14% in Boro Park/Kensington and 10% in Midwood/Flatbush.
“[I]t’s the first study to examine how hate crime violence can be disproportionately affecting a particular subset of a target group and thus it’s the first data to support what has only been suspected anecdotally, which is that Orthodox Jews bear the disproportionate share of antisemitic violence,” Bitton noted.
But it gets worse: The fact that the numbers of assaults are so high has a lot to do with another Democratic trait -- far-left prosecutors who refuse to protect the public and actually prosecute people who prey on others.
According to the report, only two suspects were tried, convicted, and handed jail terms, while less than 10 overall were convicted. Britton also noted that Jews are most often attacked in their own neighborhoods, while other victims are normally assaulted when they are in a part of the city where they are in the minority.
“[T]hat shows greater audacity on the part of hate criminals who may be emboldened to attack Jews in broad daylight in Jewish communities because they know they can expect two things: a lack of public outcry; and a slap on the wrist from the criminal justice system,” Bitton said.