The perpetrator involved in the antisemitic beating up of a 52-year-old orthodox man in Brooklyn has been found guilty and will soon be handed down a sentence, which could be up to 25 years in prison.
Found guilty for all charges in the hate-fuelled incidence, James Vincent, 40 was indicted in 2018 for an unprovoked attack on Menachem Moskowitz in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, while the victim was walking home from Shabbat services.
According to how Moscowitz described the incident, the father of nine was casually walking down the street, heading back home, when he saw a man smoking a cigar on the street corner- to whom he said “good afternoon” politely.
Speaking to CrownHeights.info, Moscowitz then said, “As soon as [I greeted] him, he began yelling at me ‘you fake Jews, who are you saying hello to? You’re fake Jews and you stole all my money and robbed me, and stole my mortgage and my house. I want to kill you!’”
Moskowitz said he walked away quickly but the alleged assailant caught up with him and put him in a chokehold and threatened to kill him. Two women passers-by separated the men and urged Moskowitz to run. All of this was captured on a nearby CCTV.