In the summer of 1991, following the fatal stabbing of a Hasidic yeshiva student and an accident that killed a young Black child, tensions erupted between the Jewish and Black communities in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. In the riots that ensued, more than 200 people were injured. Property damage was extensive.
Jewish leaders accused then Mayor David Dinkins of restraining the police and allowing rioters to harm the Jewish community.
The Crown Heights riots, 30 years later: Insiders recall tense three days between the mayor and the Jewish community
Jacob Kornbluh August 18, 2021Image by Jacob Kornbluh In the summer of 1991, following the fatal stabbing of a Hasidic yeshiva student and an accident that killed […]
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