Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Violence Against Orthodox Jews in Baltimore - Meeting Tonight

From: The Awareness Center's daily newsletter

Meeting with Mayor Dixon about violence in our community.

When: Tuesday, April 17, from 7:00-8:30
Where: The JCC on Park Heights

There have been three attacks within 24 hours over Pesach.

1. First night of Pesach -- Dorset Place -- Orthodox man attacked in front of son with a large stick on his own block.

2. First Day of Pesach --- broad daylight -- Labyrinth Road. Orthodox man attacked in front of his pregnant wife. Rendered unconscious at the scene and lost teeth from the severe beating to his head. He had to be rushed to the hospital via ambulance.

3. First Day of Pesach -- not long after the Labyrinth Road attack - Labyrinth and Gist Avenue -- Another Orthodox man was attacked in front of his wife and 8 and 6 year old daughters. His injuries resulted in 4 hours of surgery to have THREE plates put in his face to fix fractures to his eye and sinus area. His wife and young daughters are traumatized.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The second attack actually took place on Clarinth, not Labyrinth.

April 17, 2007 7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what happened at the meeting? Please post it here if you do.

April 18, 2007 3:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Were these random attacks or did the victims know the perps? Were the victims targeted because they are Jewish? How many people carried out the beatings, and what was their skin color?

April 18, 2007 9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the meeting made a big impression. A lot of people showed up and insisted that security be an issue of top priority. they spoke a lot about the incidents. The meeting was really called for to discuss a totally different issue-something about paving something but everyone showed up to say that before we worry about those things like paving, we should be concerned about safety and security.

The attacks were random. It was a group of black teens. They just approached their victims and started beating. The victims did not know the perps. they believe they were attacked because they were obviously orthodox (wearing kipot)

April 18, 2007 1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 people get bruised and its a community crisis. 1000 children are molested and it's NOT????!!! What kind of community is THIS??!!!

April 23, 2007 10:41 AM  

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