Sunday, December 8, 2013

By Andrew Johnson (NRO)

Amid an array of “knock-out” attacks against a number of Jews in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, a city councilwoman pointed to the success of the Jewish community as triggering the aggression. Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo emphasized that while she “admire[s] the Jewish community immensely” for its work ethic, black teens may see it differently.
“While I personally regard this level of tenacity, I also recognize that for others, the accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment, and a sense that Jewish success is not also their success,” Cumbo, who was recently elected, wrote in a letter. Chief among the issues causing resentement against Jews could stem from hostility towards Jewish landlords, she added. Cumbo, who is black, said that she was looking to “offer possible insight as to how young African American/Caribbean teens” think and how it can lead to the attacks.
Cumbo expressed concern over the attacks and supported investigations and legal actions against perpetrators.


  1. “Many African American/Caribbean residents expressed a genuine concern that as the Jewish community continues to grow, they would be pushed out by their Jewish landlords or by Jewish families looking to purchase homes,” Cumbo wrote in the 1,200-word letter, which was emailed to supporters and posted on her Facebook page.

    “I respect and appreciate the Jewish community’s family values and unity that has led to strong political, economic and cultural gains. While I personally regard this level of tenacity, I also recognize that for others, the accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment, and a sense that Jewish success is not also their success.”

    She added that these sentiments among black Crown Heights residents “offer possible insight as to how young African American/Caribbean teens could conceivably commit a ‘hate crime’ against a community that they know very little about.”

    So. What do you think the face of racism looks like? The snarling, ugly, crooked teeth, hunched back, and stove-pipe hat of a Simon Legree?

    Come on, man. This is 2013.
    The face of racism today is pretty. Polished. Smooth talking. Cloying. It looks like the face to the left.

    This is the Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo, soon to represent the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. The same place in the news for black-on-Jewish violence. Most recently taking the form of what people are calling the Knockout Game.

    Call it what you will, in Crown Heights it features black people attacking Jewish people. Then laughing. And if there is a bit of robbery involved, that’s all good too.

    The New Face of Racism

  2. I didn't realize that the preponderance of targeted victims are Jewish; interesting.

    From the comments:

    "I don't know if its a genetic or cultural thing, but for most blacks there is always some external reason why their society is so dysfunctional"

    That observation is also interesting!

  3. I have noticed that the Liberal Media, and even the Liberal and the pompous Progressives has been holding back on the stories regarding the of Packs of Black Youths doing this “Knock Out Gane’ nonsense to Whites, and especially to Jewish people in Brooklyn. Where are the videos? Why haven’t they surfaced. I hace seen a handful on Fox news, but that’s about the only place I’ve seen them. ..
    Those Videos, and those stories just don't seem to be Surfacing.

    This is probably the most Disturbing thing I've seen in a very ling time. This is supposed to be a “Game”? Knocking innocent people out cold to the floor is a “Game”?.
    This CRAP was going on Regularly in Denver a few years back and it's been going on from Coast to Coast in almost every Urban area, but very much more prevalent, and widespread, and frequent, in Brooklyn, NY.

    I can guarantee you that if the Races were Reversed we'd have a "National Epidemic" on our hands of "Racism".
    But the Liberals in the National Media aren't saying a Damned thing.
    There may start to be a Backlash against this crap and that's not going to end well for anyone.

    I guess that a Hate crime is only when some Hispanic shoots a Black who was is pounding your head into pavement and you shoot him to defend yourself.

  4. America's leftist social hierarchy of victimhood poisons all rational discourse and exposes itself for what it is as once again the victim is blamed...

  5. O. Dear. God. 1930's, all over again and here, in the so-called land of the free.

  6. Right now according to the NYPD in a news story the "epidemic" consists of two misdemeanor assaults.

    One of the assaults is on a youtube and it i nothing more than a shoving incident.

    This is all cheap hysteria.

    Knockout was a black on black crime that was rampant in D.C. a decade or so ago and nobody gave a damn.

    Now we have some minor incidents including one that shows a white guy being decked in a supposed knockout incident when in fact he had been trying to break into someone's car.

  7. I was unfamiliar with this trend.

    It makes me grateful for concealed handgun laws here in Texas. I've never witnessed public acts of violence, but this makes me wonder what I would do if I were nearby. I'd probably intervene and get beat to a pulp.

    As for the victim mentality, it only perpetuates failure.

  8. It's comforting to learn that, in spite of wide spread reporting to the contrary, this practice isn't really happening!

  9. Laurina Bobbittoffsky said

    Ducky, like all Marxist shits is a fucking liar. People have died in these attacks nationwide.

  10. These attacks have occurred sporadically all over the nation. They have targeted Jews only in areas predominantly populated by Jews.

    To say, therefore, that these attacks have been directed primarily at Jews is disingenuous -- a twisting of selected "facts" to promote yet another agenda -- The anti-Semitism Card -- which has proved a big winner for Jews all over the world since the end of WWII.

    Negroes have learned by example from the Jews how much power emphasizing their Historic Victim Status can accord to a group,that has in fact been victimized by discrimination. So now we hear nothing but cries of "RACISM! RACISM! RACISM!" whenever anything goes wrong in the Negro community

    White people from every ethnic group, Asians and Hispanics too, I imagine, have been the target of these moronically brutal attacks, which are fast becoming a "fad" among dissolute black youth.

    It is, however, despicable, for one particular group so targeted to try to capitalize on reprehensible behavior claiming spcal victim status when the behavior that affects other groups with equal ill effect.

  11. 1930 is NOt happening all over again. That is a fatuous, irresponsible assertion.



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