Four attacks in a week on Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn

Four attacks in a week on Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn
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[Ed. – This is getting ugly.  It’s not just in Europe, folks.]

There have been four attacks against the Orthodox Jewish community in a week — the most recent came late Monday night.

As CBS2’s Ilana Gold reported, a 65-year-old man was attacked around 11 p.m. across the street from his home near Wilson Street and Wythe Avenue.

A teenage boy and girl ran up to him from behind and started punching him in the face and laughing about it, investigators said. …

The neighbor said his son heard the victim screaming for help and then the son ran outside and helped stop the beating. The two young perpetrators fled, the neighbor said. …

The incident follows another attack at 1 a.m. Monday, when a 25-year-old Orthodox Jewish man was struck in the head with a glass bottle on Driggs Avenue. …

In another supposed hate crime in Williamsburg, surveillance cameras captured men flinching when someone shot off paintballs right above them at a Jewish grocery store. Five minutes later, a 62-year-old was hit with a yellow paintball a few blocks away.

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