Possible Hate Crime in Brooklyn Attack; YouTube Pulls White Nationalist Videos; NC Klan Rally Fizzles

  • August 30, 2019
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THE WEEK’S BIG 3

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in an apparent anti-Semitic attack of an elderly Jewish man in Brooklyn with a large stone. YouTube begins to make good on their promise to remove extremist content from its platform, banning a number of white nationalist channels recently highlighted by ADL. And in Hillsborough, North Carolina, an unannounced Ku Klux Klan rally of about 20 people ended without violence, as counter-protesters and members of the community outnumbered the group significantly.

Read on for more on these headlines, news you can use to fight hate, and the latest info about ADL from around the country.

1)    Jewish Brooklyn Man Violently Attacked in Possible Hate Crime

“A 63-year-old Jewish man was attacked with a large rock in a Brooklyn park on Tuesday morning, prompting a reward for information about his attacker. The victim had his two teeth knocked out as a result and suffered a laceration to the forehead but was in stable condition…”  ABC News: READ MORE

+ ADL Offers Reward Following Brutal Assault of Elderly Jewish Man in Crown Heights

+ WATCH: ADL New York/New Jersey discusses rise in anti-Semitic assaults on WNYW-TV, FOX New York

2)    YouTube Removes Several White Nationalist Accounts and Channels

“Four of the recently banned channels were identified by the Anti-Defamation League earlier in August as notable examples of creators that were spreading anti-Semitism and white supremacy on YouTube despite the social media site’s crackdown on hate speech in June…” Forward: FULL STORY

+ ADL Resource: Despite YouTube Policy Update, Anti-Semitic White Supremacist Channels Remain

+ Jonathan Greenblatt tweet: Good to see YouTube now removing some of these videos – but the company has more work to do…

3)    Orange County sheriff plans to arrest KKK members who brought guns to Hillsborough rally

“The rally started without advance notice around 6:30 p.m. and lasted under two hours. Community members, who recently created a network for mobilizing a rapid response to white supremacist and Confederate rallies and protests, outnumbered the roughly 20 Klan members and their supporters.” The Raleigh News & Observer: FULL STORY

+ ADL Resource: Who are the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan?

+ ADL Resource: New Hate and Old – The Changing Face of American White Supremacy

KEY ADL SOCIAL STATEMENTS

•    Delighted to announce David Sifry joining @ADL as VP of our Center for Technology & Society…
•    Let’s remember the words of Dr. King and find inspiration in them as we continue to strive for a world where all lives are respected. #MLK #IHaveADream
•    99 years ago, the 19th amendment was officially ratified, marking a significant step forward in the fight for women’s equality. But this fight is far from over…

IN THE COMMUNITY

•    Rockland GOP removes video warning of Hasidic takeover after widespread condemnation (Lohud News, NY)
•    Questions renewed about ‘dual loyalty’ (Jewish News of Greater Phoenix and Northern Arizona)
•    Police: Swastika spray-painted on Newtown synagogue (News12 Connecticut – Steve Ginsburg interviewed)

ADL IN THE NEWS

•    Infinite Evil: The Incubators of Online Hate (CIRCUIT, New Zealand – Oren Segal interviewed)
•    Foreign Ministry, US State Dept. Condemn Iran’s Threats Against Think Tank (The Jerusalem Post)
•    Kenneth Bialkin, longtime Jewish leader and philanthropist, dies at 89 (JTA)
 

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