In the latest anti-Semitic incident in New York, a New York Police Department (NYPD) officer is accused of yelling “you f–kin Jews” at a Hasidic father and his teenage son as they were returning home from a Sabbath celebration on Friday night.
The father claimed the officer laughed and then drove off, leaving him and the boy shocked and stunned.
Dov Hikind, a former Democratic New York State assemblyman and founder of Americans Against Anti-Semitism, was contacted by the family on Sunday to address the incident.
“I have so much respect for ‘NYC’s Finest,’ but sometimes, things like this happen. This incident must be thoroughly investigated by senior officials in the NYPD. With anti-Semitism reaching unprecedented levels, we can’t allow any form of hate to be tolerated,” tweeted Hikind on Tuesday.
In an update, Hikind tweeted on Wednesday, “The father and son met with several NYPD officers now investigating this incident. The officers couldn’t have been more gracious and sensitive and we’re thankful they’re taking this very seriously.”
In comments made to the New York Post, Hikind called the recent wave of anti-Semitism in the city “an epidemic.”