On the heels of two recent anti-Semitic crimes, Jewish leaders across the five boroughs are demanding more cops patrol their communities as Yom Kippur approaches.
“Enough is enough,” said city Councilman Chaim Deutsch, who represents southern Brooklyn, including the heavily Orthodox Jewish enclave of Midwood.
“If they have to bring in 200 cops to patrol our streets to show their visibility, that’s what has to be done,” the Democratic pol said of police.
Bennett, Deutsch, Councilman Kalman Yeger (D–Borough Park) and other Jewish leaders plan to meet Monday afternoon to identify security gaps for the upcoming Yom Kippur holy day Oct. 8 and 9.
“I’ve heard from Holocaust survivors how they are afraid to walk in the streets,’’ Deutsch said. “More than 75 years later, after the Holocaust … for them to say in 2019, ‘I am afraid to walk in the streets,’ sends us all a bad message.”
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