대표. 젤딘: Dems 'need to do more to speak out' against anti-Semitism

Zeldin made the argument two days after cameras caught a 유대인 man being attacked on his way to a 브루클린 synagogue, a vicious act that later prompted 정부. 앤드류 쿠 오모 to direct state authorities to assist in the investigation.

Anti-Semitic attacks and hate crimes in general have spiked this year, The New York Post reported.

Anti-Semitic assaults have increased 69%, 회계 113 attacks this year versus last year’s 67, the Post reported, citing data from the New York City Police Department (뉴욕 경찰).

일요일에, Zeldin explained what he believes are reasons for the spike in anti-Semitic attacks.

He pointed to New York’s cashless bail law.

Recently somebody was charged with over 40 offenses of vandalizing synagogues, end ups getting arrested and then immediately 출시 under the state’s cashless bail law,” Zeldin said.

Hours after he was ordered to be held on bail for 42 요금, Jordan Burnette, the alleged Bronx synagogue vandal, was granted supervised release by a judge in Bronx Criminal Court, The New York Post reported, citing a spokeswoman for the Bronx District Attorney’s Office.

VICIOUS ANTI-SEMITIC ATTACK IN NYC CAUGHT ON VIDEO

Under previous New York law, prosecutors would determine whether to make a bail recommendation or agree to have the defendant released on their own recognizance. The case judge would then make a determination. Defense attorneys would typically make arguments that bail would be inappropriate, or should be set at a low amount, which judges would take into consideration.

Under the current law, courts are now prohibited from setting any monetary bail or keeping defendants in custody before trial in almost every type of misdemeanor case, and for a long list of felonies.

Zeldin also pointed to the경찰 운동에 자금을 지원하다 in New York City last year,” — arguing it led to a billion dollars cut from the NYPD — as another reason for the rise in anti-Semitic attacks.

작년, New York City lawmakers voted on budget changes that shifted $ 1 billion from the New York Police Department to programs that assist in youth and community development.

The City Council said in a statement that the city’s 2021 budget will include $ 837 million in cuts and transfers to the New York Police Department (뉴욕 경찰) expense budget, which removes $ 1 billion from the NYPD’s spending when combined with associated costs.

Zeldin added that another impact resulted fromlocal prosecutors not charging certain quality-of-life offenses.

Now you have criminals being emboldened where the handcuffs are on 법 집행 instead of being on criminals,” he stressed.

Zeldin also explainedthe other reality,” which is people expressingwhat is raw anti-Semitismor theirhate for Jews.

He stressed that local leadersincluding at the city and state levels, as well as in Congressshould publicly condemn anti-Semitism.

Within the Democratic Party, 특히 지금, they need to do more to speak out against this because it’s being empowered, elevated and embraced,” Zeldin argued.

젤딘, The House GOP Israel Caucus Co-Chairman, has repeatedly slammed 대표. 일한 오마르, 디민., for her anti-Semitic comments.

말하기 “미국의 뉴스 룸” 이번달 초, Zeldin said he believes she will continue to make anti-Semitic comments and should be 제거됨 from her position on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

A spokesperson for Omar did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer, Peter Aitken and Caitlin McFall contributed to this report.

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