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Hate Grows in Brooklyn?

There’s been a lot of controversy over something called the “Knock Out Game” in which young attackers punch people in the face with no obvious motive or reason. Some (mostly right wing) outlets are warning about a national epidemic of hate crimes, some (mostly left wing) sites have been calling it much ado about nothing and relegating the story to the category of “urban myth.” In the latest twist, Laurie Cumbo, a newly elected member of the NY City Council from Brooklyn (who is African-American) has released an open letter, which you can read on her Facebook page, in which she says that these attacks (NY police are investigating a number of incidents) near Crown Heights may be the fault of local Jewish residents.

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