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A group of African-American teens is wanted after an act of vandalism against a Brooklyn synagogue, according to the New York Post.
“A group of teens launched a metal pole through a glass window of a Brooklyn synagogue as members of the congregation observed the Sabbath on Saturday evening, authorities said,” the paper reported.
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The unnamed synagogue is on Franklin Avenue in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
The latest incident comes days after another man was arrested for scrawling anti-Semitic graffiti in a synagogue in the same New York City borough.
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These events — coupled with the Oct. 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh that left 11 worshippers dead — had congregants on edge.
“People were praying inside at the time,” one of the congregants told the Post. “Everyone is upset already. So, this we don’t need this now.”
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Security video shows the young men approaching the synagogue casually with one of them holding a metal pole. The young man handed the pole off to another young man in an orange sweatshirt, who proceeded to throw the pole through the window. The six individuals then ran from the scene.
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“Police are looking for four boys around the age of 16 after a witness reported the attack at about 5:45 p.m. Saturday,” the Post reported.
“The youths ran south on Franklin Avenue after smashing the window, police said. Officials estimated that the property damage exceeded $250.”
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Now, we’ve mentioned that these teenagers — we’re assuming they’re teens — were African-American. This holds no special significance except for the fact that prejudice — and in particular,...
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