Another possible ‘Knockout game’ attack was reported tonight, as a Jewish Woman was attacked to the back of her head while walking on McDonald Avenue and Bay Pkwy Shabbos afternoon, at 2:30pm. Thankfully, the victim didn’t lose consciousness but was knocked to the ground by an assailant in broad daylight today in Midwood, Councilman David Greenfield tweeted.
The NYPD’s 66 precinct is investigating the story.
In follow up to the report, Councilman David Greenfield spoke with Councilman-elect Chaim Deutsch of Flatbush about a coordinated response and ways of how to protect the neighborhood from these ongoing attacks.
Mr. Greenfield tweeted about his phone call to Chaim Deutsch, who was until recently the head of Flatbush Shorim.
Speaking with @ChaimDeutsch now about a coordinated response to the latest knockout attack in Midwood on Shabbos.
— David G. Greenfield (@NYCGreenfield) December 8, 2013
Assemblyman Dov Hikind called the most recent attack “sickening.”
Incoming police Commissioner Bill Bratton told The Daily News Friday that’s he committed fighting the growing trend in an aggressive manner.
“We’ll attack trends like knockout the way a doctor goes after a basal cell before it becomes a melanoma,” said Bratton. “That’s what we did with the wolf packs of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Go after them aggressively.”
Meanwhile, The NYPD has ordered the city’s 77 police precincts to stop giving out any information to the media about crimes taking place in their neighborhoods, cutting off a long-standing source of information for New Yorkers, The Huffington Post reported Friday.
According to a terse NYPD edict transmitted citywide, precinct commanders were instructed: “Any requests by media to view complaint reports be referred to the office of the Deputy Commissioner For Public Information.”
(Jacob Kornbluh- YWN)