Brooklyn, NY – Detectives in the NYPD’s 90 Precinct are investigating a pair of videos posted to social media in recent days showing a black teenager gleefully harassing two Chasidic boys and pledging to continue his anti-Semitic escapades on camera.
The first video, posted by user Bryan Jackson on June 2nd, bears the words “Always botherin these jews bad” and shows Jackson making noises and confronting a teen in traditional Chasidic attire, before erupting in bouts of laughter as the teen runs away.
The video was shot next to a parked school bus bearing the name of Williamsburg’s Tiferes B’nos girls’ school and currently has 70,000 views. A significant number of comments on the post were filled with smiling or laughing emojis and other expressions of mirth, with Facebook user Jessica Right noting “all they do is run.”
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A second video posted on June 6th bears the words “Ran son off the scooter, Jew Gang K!!” accompanied by a crying emoji. In that clip, Jackson shouts at and chases down a small Chasidic boy on a scooter, laughing loudly on camera as the boy abandons his scooter and runs down the block. By 7 PM Thursday night, that video had received 77,000 views, a number that had risen to 91,000 views by 11 AM Friday morning.
Numerous hate filled comments applauded Jackson’s actions with user Lorenzo Tyrome Moye saying “How can any black person feel bad for this? These same people that kidnap blacks and harvest their organ, the same people that financed African slave ships, and the same people that continually own aspects of the media that put out negative images of black people.
Jackson justified his actions to the few who criticized his post in several similar posts including one that said “They racist so don’t feel bad for them lil
Assemblyman Dov Hikind said that he had spoken with detectives at the 90th Precinct who assured him that they were looking into the incidents and have been in contact with Chasidic institutions throughout the area..Hikind lamented the increase of anti-Semitic hate that has been flourishing on social media.
“There is a growing trend of young people who indulge in hate and glorifying hate and it is almost as if having a video like this going viral is like hitting the jackpot for them,” Hikind told VIN News. “Something has been going terribly, terribly wrong lately. Where are the parents? Where are the schools? Where are the churches? Where are they learning this kind of hatred?”