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Police brace for racial violence in Crown Heights. News Team

Since the 1960’s there has been periodic bouts of black rioting aimed at Jewish communities. During the 60’s and 70’s some Jews formed vigilante groups such to defend themselves against blacks.

In 1991, the death of a black seven year old pedestrian by a Hassidic Jewish motorist involved in a wreck sparked an onslaught of black rioters into the area who vandalized buildings and randomly attacked anyone who wasn’t black for three days. A 29 year old Jew who was about to receive his doctorate was murdered.

Police are now trying to stave off a possible repeat.

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