I live about half a mile from Boro Park. This has to be the funniest thread ever. The "rioting" that took place was a group of young teenagers protesting on the street with ZERO violence and no injuries. Contrast this to the riots after the cartoon incident. The guy was a deaf old many in his 70s. The police thought that he was being defiant so this whole thing was predicated on a misunderstanding. Just so that you educate yourself, the relationship between the NYPD and the Jewish community in Brooklyn is unbelievably strong. The crime rate in the Jewish community is the lowest than any other community in Brooklyn.
The guy wasn't deaf, he gave numerous interviews with various Television and print media. It is apparent that you are oblivious to what really happened and are stuck to the fiction that is churned from your neighborhood.
This man broke the law by using his cell phone while operating a motor vehicle. Sure he was deaf.
After being stopped by the Police, he became belligerent and uncooperative and got locked up, simple.
Two of his co-religionists decided to obstruct Police action and they too were cuffed. Subsequently the Hasidics in the neighborhood felt that they didn't get special treatment and savagly rioted throughout the streets. It may help if you click on the news link and read the media reports.
The Hasidics burned a Police Car and set off fires across the streets. Two Officers got hurt as a result of the melee. I am sure this furthered this sweet relationship your talking about.
This post was started because a small minority of people should not get preferential treatment that no one else in the city can get. It is also a shame that whenever some people do get this treatment they trot around thinking they are better than everyone else.
Similiar riots have occured in non Hasidic Jewish neighborhoods of New York, but on the contrary, there were scores of arrests made. For example I have read that former Mayor Koch, during the crown heights riots called the actions of the Blacks there a pogrom.
Here is a picture of the oh so very young "teenagers" rioting and burning debris infront of on coming traffic.
I'd like to know if he'd be ready to call this a "pogrom" as well..
I suggest you get your facts straight before coming here and talking out of your ass.