Haredim Riot In Brooklyn

Haredim rioted in Brooklyn last night. An elderly man was stopped by police for a traffic safety violation. The man apparently did not understand police commands. The police, not realizing the man was extremely hard of hearing, reacted as police will when a traffic stop doesn’t follow commands. (Remember this?)

Whether or not the stop was justified, one thing remains clear: Haredim do not respect police or secular law.

[Hat tip: RebTsvi and Farmboy]

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13 responses to “Haredim Riot In Brooklyn

  1. C-Girl

    The NY Times has a less sensationalized take on the arrest and the rioting:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/06/nyregion/06protest.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

  2. derekh eretz kadma latora

    im ein derekh eretz, ein torah!
    more sentiationalised, less sensationalised is irrelevant.
    i saw the news on tv , i think it was channel 7 eyewitness news of ny. not a pretty sight .
    asher bechartanu, was meant to be ohr lagoyim, not bechatanu to be goons. a real shame.
    we used to be able to say that deep down, at least we are not violent.
    no longer so ? in the goldene medine ? the way it was presented in the news was that the protest was not so much on the handling of the senior by the police, but rather on the crowd feeling that the police is over enforcing traffic or parking tickets recently.
    it sounded like in the minds of the residents, the area is jewish, like a mental eiruv, and the police has no business there.
    And oh, the people looked so ugly in their anger, and so lunatic in their garb.

  3. disappointed ex Shmarya fan

    “one thing remains clear: Haredim do not respect police or secular law.”

    One thing is clear – Unfortunately it has reached the point where Shmarya (and some others) will take just about any opportunity to paint haredim with a broad brush and smear them en masse, even if based only on actions of a relatively small group of youngsters.

    Shmarya, how about perhaps going to an art-supply store or website, getting a narrower brush, and perhaps even taking some painting classes ?

  4. Shmuel

    I haven’t seen the video yet, but really, do I need to? 1000 Chasidim clashing with police. When will their craziness end? With their ridiculous clothing, payos, penguin suits…feh. A busha to all Klal Yisroel. They’re violent in galus, they’re violent in Israel. They’re just plain violent people. They’ve been like this for years now. Know why? Too much respect from the cops and politicians. Hands off Chasidim, they vote.
    Enough! It’s time for the cops to start kicking their asses on a daily basis in Borough Park: thorough beatings each day, mass arrests, spend some time cooling off in our wonderful NYC jails. When enough morons have the shit kicked out of them, and come home bloodied and beaten from the cops and the boys in jail, you’ll see a lot more derech eretz from these miserable, pathetic, embarassing bastards. I’m fed up and I hope Commissioner Kelly is too.

  5. I’m still gauging the response, but to “disappointed x” who declares that is was a “relatively small group of youngsters,” I will respond that each of these “youngsters” have two parents in the neighborhood, as well as dozens of close relatives which often include grandparents and aunt and uncles, all of whom are authority figures.

    On top of this, there were plenty of people who were out to watch the action (not stop it) and some of them were even out with little kids.

    Watch the videos. While it may have only been a small sector of BP, it was still a sizable group. A police cruiser was burned. There was property damage. And, taxpayer resources were wasted for no sensible reason.

    Instead of saying it was only a few restless kids, we should be asking where their parents were and why they couldn’t just be out playing a pick-up game of ball? These youngers have shamed Torah Jews the world over and they have shamed themselves and those in their community.

    What is needed now is restitution and change.

  6. disappointed x

    Sephardi giveret – I am not condoning the wild actions. I was taking issue with Shmarya’s painting all Haredim as guilty due to them without distinguishing between different Haredi subgroups and types. All Haredim are not identical, even if they may seem to be to oustiders. I was just talking to some people in that neighborhood and was told that outsider(s), perhaps even non-Jewish, lit the fire, or at least the first one. Sometimes in these types of things there are outside agitators involved. The same happened in Crown Heights years ago.

  7. ” I was just talking to some people in that neighborhood and was told that outsider(s), perhaps even non-Jewish, lit the fire, or at least the first one. Sometimes in these types of things there are outside agitators involved. The same happened in Crown Heights years ago.”

    Foolish. Haredim rioted, set fires and damaged property. It was caught on video. If there were spontaneous “outside agitators” they were also haredi – unless you are claiming white non-haredim rushed home, put on their haredi coustumes and fake beards and peyot, and came back to the scene to set the fire.

    Oh, and by the way, I was haredi for many years. I am “outside” because I am disgusted with what is “inside.”

  8. Abdallah (a nice Jewish name: Obadiah - mapiq bahei)

    Disapointed X
    I hope that when you retort to Sephardi Lady as giveret, you are just trying to exhibit your knowledge of the Hebrew language with due respect that goes with it, rather than assuming that the title lady could only be reserved to East European yachne’s.
    Back to our topic. These riots, reflect badly on all of us, including for sure the spiritual leaders of those thugs.
    A stain on the shirt of a Talmid Chacham, makes him Hayyav Meetah, this is a rather large chillul hashem.
    With the media today (remember the Kent demonstrations? The whole world is watching, said the students then).
    Just saying , you are right, but we have nothing to do with it, is hardly an adequate reaction.

  9. Avtalion

    I was just talking to some people in that neighborhood and was told that outsider(s), perhaps even non-Jewish, lit the fire, or at least the first one. Sometimes in these types of things there are outside agitators involved.

    gee a group of shabbes goyim did the whole commotion ?
    wow, what a brilliant idea

  10. mazeartist

    Shmarya-

    You must understand that most of the rioters were teens. In today’s NY Post, the photo showed a mouth full of braces!

  11. hashfanatic

    Thank you, shmuel. I’m in total agreement.

    As far as the animals rioting, I’m not sure that they have any problem that a paving stone to the kop and a bottle of Old Spice High Endurance couldn’t rectify.

  12. derekh eretz kadma latora

    You must understand that most of the rioters were teens. ……

    in my understanding, derekh eretz kadma latora, does not mean that derekh eretz is different than the tora, but rather that it should be regarded as chapter one among the articles of education. evidently not so among our fellow jews of BP and others of similar persuasion.
    derekh eretz, was left to the goyim of america, we are preoccupied with the lofty analysis of what is exactly the weight of an olive, and that of an egg. (as if all eggs were equal-but that is another topic).
    those holy sparks teens, have teachers and parents .
    we see no rebuke and no penitence.
    in addition, any normal person who every now and then ventures into BP, knows these people are without a shred of manners, robots programmed to be rude to each other. to outsiders ? lo kol sheken !

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