In the latest of a string of apparent bias incidents, TLS has learned of another two incidents seeking to target the Frum community – days after several individuals – from the approximately 60,000 Jewish residents – were arrested.
During an online discussion in a hate-filled forum – copied and sent to TLS, teenagers discussed running to Jewish residents’ doors in middle of the night and banging on their doors – “just to frighten them”.
Those hate-filled comments have now become a reality.
Early Shabbos morning, at approximately 1 AM, a resident heard banging on his doors, but when answered, there was nobody there. The next morning, a similar incident happened with another neighbor.
Surveillance video shows two individuals banging on the door and then running away laughing.
The incidents come after two vehicles were allegedly torched, a Hatzolah member was delayed on an emergency because of someone who purposely slowed down in front of him just to curse him out, residents who have been cursed at in the streets for being Jewish, anti-Semitic graffiti at the Sons of Israel Shul, and more.
UPDATE: The Lakewood Police Department tells TLS they are investigating the incidents. The ADL has also been notified of the recent incidents.