Associated Press

Associated Press 31 Dec 2019

Vigil in New York for stabbing victims


Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer attended a vigil in West Nyack, New York for the victims of the Hannukah stabbing attack in nearby Monsey. (Dec. 31)

Thousands showed up to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City in a solidarity march against anti-Semitism and all acts of hate, Sunday, January 5.

The "No Hate, No Fear" march was organized by New York's Jewish community in the wake of recent anti- Semitic attacks in the area, including a knife attack at a Hanukkah celebration north of the city and a fatal shootout at a kosher grocery in New Jersey.

The crowds of participants caused traffic disruptions as they waited to cross the bridge.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a state grant program to improve security measures against hate crimes and said a state hotline had been created for people to call if they experience discrimination during a speech before the march. (AP)
Harvey Weinstein appeared in court this week for allegedly sexually assaulting two women in New York. Attorney Jesse Weber joined CBSN Friday to discuss what transpired.
Five people have been stabbed at a rabbi's home in New York while celebrating the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.

The knifeman then fled the scene following the attack just before 10pm on Saturday night at a residence in Monsey, about 30 miles north of New York City.
▶️ The world famous Times Square crystal ball was illuminated and elevated in New York, Monday, December 30, one day ahead of New Year's Eve.

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