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Tue Mar 21, 2017, 05:51 AM

JEWS SINGLE-MOST TARGETED GROUP: TORONTO HATE CRIMES REPORT

Incidents of hate-motivated crimes in Toronto increased by eight per cent in 2016 over the previous year, with Jews earning the dubious distinction of being the single-most targeted group for the 12th year in a row.

Of 145 total incidents reported to police, Jews were victimized 43 times, according to the Toronto Police Service 2016 Annual Hate/Bias Crime Statistical Report.

The number rises to 51 when “multi-bias occurrences,” which take into account more than one identifiable group, are included. Black/Jewish, with three reported incidents, and black/Jewish/LGBTQ, with two, boost the numbers, while single occurrences were recorded by Hindu/Jewish, Indian/Jewish and Japanese/Jewish victims.

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http://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/jews-single-most-targeted-group-toronto-hate-crimes


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Reply JEWS SINGLE-MOST TARGETED GROUP: TORONTO HATE CRIMES REPORT (Original post)
EllieBC Mar 2017 OP
Behind the Aegis Mar 2017 #1
JudyM Mar 2017 #5
Gothmog Mar 2017 #2
MosheFeingold Mar 2017 #3
EllieBC Mar 2017 #4
JudyM Mar 2017 #6
EllieBC Mar 2017 #7
JudyM Mar 2017 #8
EllieBC Mar 2017 #9
JudyM Mar 2017 #10

Response to EllieBC (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 05:59 AM

1. Wow!

Just "wow'!

Jews are such a popular target. Can't say I am all that surprised, but the uptick around the world is a bit disconcerting.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 08:56 PM

5. "A bit" disconcerting ...

Especially since watching "Race" last night this is all far too much of a pattern of evil brewing, IMO. And has anything happened in response to the all-Senators' letter to Sessions and Comey?

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Response to EllieBC (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 10:00 AM

2. As a Jews, this is no surprise

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Response to EllieBC (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:45 AM

3. Just one bit of data

The US numbers are even worse for the last ~20 or so years.

I'm mangling the stats by going on memory, but it's about 1/4 US Jews will experience a material hate crime some time during their lives.

And I'm not talking about the hard shoulder with a hissed "Joooooo" I'd get on a weekly basis in the DC subway. I'm talking about a beating, serious property damage, or the like.

We had our door kicked in 1991 in Crown Heights with a group of youths looking for trouble --- along with many houses that had a mezzuzah by the front door. (This is why I don't think Al Sharpton has a viable role in Progressive politics -- he has apologized, but he was very much an instigator of the violence.)

If you correct the stats on a per capita basis, Jewish people routinely bear the brunt of the majority of hate crimes throughout the Western World (and certainly in less Western states).

I suspect the numbers would be even more, but we Orthodox (esp. Haredim) tend not to talk to police and we are the most obviously Jewish to an outside observer. So we under report.

Heck, in 1991, we just replaced our door with a metal one and carved a slot in the door frame for the Mezzah, so it didn't stick out.

Then we went on with our lives. The police were useless.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 02:33 PM

4. I have friends and extended family in Boro Park, Monsey, and Williamsburg.

They have all been on the receiving end of antisemitism.

When we went off the derech and my husband stopped wearing tzitzis and started wearing a ball cap as opposed to a kippah, he got s lot less snorts and dirty looks from random passerby.

Yet I see no constant anger on any side for the daily harassment many of us receive.

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Response to EllieBC (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 08:59 PM

6. Maybe we need to march on the FBI, ourselves.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:44 PM

7. We aren't sexy enough.

We aren't important enough. Look at the other thread conflating white privilege with us. We aren't even considered a minority by many.

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Response to EllieBC (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:57 PM

8. Ugh. Can you link the thread? I missed it.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:15 PM

9. It's the I've about the posters at UIC

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Response to EllieBC (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:28 PM

10. Oh it was a flyer, I thought you meant DUers were posting comments that were antisemitic.

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