November 30th, 2011

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Highland Park Kristalnacht 2011

Нет слов. Прошлой ночью окна пяти ресторанов и магазинов, которыми владеют евреи, были разбиты чьей-то мужественной рукой. В Dunkin Donuts кто-то обругал еврея и пообещал Кристанахт. В 2-х милях от нас в окно Хиллеля Ратгерса тоже бросили кирпич.

Мясной ресторан Park Place




Магазин Иудаики Judaica Gallery





Trio Gifts





Jerusalem Pizza




Jack's Hardware


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A statement from the Highland Park, NJ police:

The Highland Park Police Department would like to advise you about the reported incidents of vandalism that occurred overnight on Raritan Ave.

Detectives are actively investigating these incidents and are in contact with and coordinating efforts with other law enforcement agencies that may be able to expedite the investigation.

We are currently gathering and reviewing information that may lead us to a suspect. We cannot be more specific because we do not want to jeopardize the investigation.

We would also like to briefly address the fear that these are acts motivated by anti-Semitism or that these are bias crimes. The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office has been notified, but it is too soon to reach a conclusion.

All of our officers are aware of the sensitivity of this situation and we will make every effort with patrols and surveillance to keep everyone safe. We would like to encourage you to communicate with your congregants and urge them to avoid speculation which could lead to unnecessary anxiety.

Here is a map of where the vandalism occurred. All of the stores are Jewish or owned by Jews. There are plenty of other stores in between.
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arrested development

Highland Park, NJ - A 52 year old New Brunswick man has been placed under arrest and charged with five counts of criminal mischief after smashing the windows of five Jewish owned businesses in Highland Park.

Richard Green of Bayard Street was arrested this afternoon in New Brunswick. No determination has been made yet if the incident will be considered a bias crime and an ongoing investigation will determine if Green was responsible for other acts of criminal mischief that have occurred in the past few days.

According to Highland Park mayor Stephen Nolan, Green has been sent for a psychiatric evaluation.

“I am very pleased that police worked so quickly and with the community to apprehend this individual just hours after the incidents occurred,” Mayor Nolan told VIN News. “It is a testament to Highland Park which is all about tolerance and working together peacefully.”