You Can Help Protect Yossi Hershkop and Future Victims of Anti-Semitic Attacks by Voting by Mail for Zeldin for Governor
Jewish Voice Editorial
On July 13, 2022, at 3:40 p.m. on a busy street in Crown Heights. Yossi Hershkop was rushed to the hospital after four men approached Hershko’s car, with two of them repeatedly punching him through the driver’s side window while his 5-year-old child sat in the back seat. Another camera recorded the license plate and model of the attackers’ getaway vehicle.
The first suspect in the attack on Hershkop and his son was released on bail after the judge ordered a bond of $10,000, significantly less than the district attorney had requested, according to Hershkop. Hershkop is clearly frustrated, “it was an assault on a 5-year-old caught on camera. I didn’t think I’d have to fight for justice.” In a study released this past July, the New York-based group Americans Against Antisemitism found that of the 118 adults arrested for anti-Jewish hate crimes in New York City since 2018, only one has been convicted and sent to prison.
In recent years sadly the number of Jewish Voters showing up at the polls has decreased sharply, while crime has become out of control and other governmental services have deteriorated. The Jewish Voice is asking you to vote in this year’s election for Lee Zeldin for Governor to protect you, your family, and your community from becoming future victims of Anti-Semitic. Governor Zeldin will change the bail law to lock up those who commit Anti-Semitic attacks and allow our families to walk safely on the streets again.
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Fill out on line an absentee ballot application: https://nycabsentee.com/absentee
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