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NYC increasing police presence after recent anti-Semitic attacks

NYC increasing police presence after recent anti-Semitic attacks
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The New York Police Department is increasing its presence in Brooklyn neighborhoods with large Jewish populations after multiple attacks during Hanukkah that could have been anti-Semitic in nature.

Borough Park, Crown Heights and Williamsburg will all have more patrols, and the NYPD will also increase visits to Jewish houses of worship, The Associated Press reports.

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"Anyone who terrorizes our Jewish community WILL face justice," he added.

De Blasio's comments come after Tiffany Harris, 30, slapped three other women in the face in Crown Heights just after midnight Friday morning.

Harris was arrested on a hate-crime harassment charge.

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On Monday, Steven Jorge, 28, was charged with hate-crime assault after he reportedly made an anti-Semitic remark and attacked a man in midtown Manhattan.

Former state Assemblyman Dov Hikind told the AP that the victim had been wearing a yarmulke. 

According to the AP, the New York Police Department’s Hate Crime Task Force is also investigating three other episodes that may have been motivated by anti-Semitism.

Hanukkah began Sunday.