To protest the lax treatment of antisemites by awakened Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, activist Dov Hikind, County Executive Bruce Blakeman, and other Jewish and non-Jewish community leaders held a news conference on Thursday in Nassau County.
They were expressly present to advocate for justice for Joey Borgen, a 29-year-old Orthodox Jew who was viciously attacked in Manhattan last year.
Waseem Awadeh, the violent and unrepentant antisemitic attacker, received a plea deal from Bragg that would shorten his sentence to just six months, even though he expressed no remorse and that he would try to kill Jews again.
According to a prosecutor’s statement in Manhattan Criminal Court at Awadeh’s arraignment last year, Awadeh told one of his jailers, “If I could do it again, I would do it again.” “I don’t mind doing it again.”
The attack, according to prosecutors, was unprovoked. Awawdeh was first accused of criminal possession of a weapon, gang assault, menacing, aggravated harassment, and assault as a hate crime. He might have spent up to ten years behind bars.
Earlier today, I joined Bruce Blakeman and many other leaders to demand justice for Joey Borgen who was brutalized by a hateful anti-Jewish mob in NYC and all victims of hate crime.
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) January 19, 2023