In response to the deadly stabbing attack on Chanukah, the Guardian Angels will patrol Jewish neighborhoods in New York City.
Guardian Angeles leader Curtis Sliwa placed blame on Democrat mayor Bill de Blasio in an interview:
We’re starting to slip back into the abyss unfortunately, we have a part-time mayor who doesn’t seem to recognize that, de Blasio but with this recent spate of anti-semitic attacks he has really just not been focused on what to do to stop it.
Curtis Sliwa, who founded the organization in 1979 in New York City, said the patrols would start at noon in the Crown Heights neighborhood and expand to Williamsburg and Borough Park later in the day.
The move came hours before five people were wounded in a stabbing attack during a Hanukkah party at a rabbi’s house in upstate New York late Saturday.
The latest incident followed eight attacks on Jews in Brooklyn since Dec. 13, according to the New York Police Department.
The violence included victims being struck in the face, head and back of the head and at least one suspect throwing a beverage at someone, police said.
“These attacks are taking place, and the cops have not been proactive at all,” Sliwa said Saturday. “It comes from City Hall and the mayor. He’s been just apathetic.”