Perpetrators Of Antisemitic Hate Crimes In New York Routinely Receive No Prison Time

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In the last four years, only 1 out of 118 suspects arrested in New York City for anti-Jewish hate crimes has been convicted and sentenced to prison time.

This alarming statistic was recently revealed in a study conducted by Americans Against Antisemitism (AAA), which also notes that the “vast majority of perpetrators of anti-Jewish hate crimes are members of other minority groups, not white supremacists.”

“Since 2018, of 118 potentially trackable individuals arrested for anti-Jewish hate crimes, AAA positively identified 84, of which only 1 has been convicted and sentenced to a significant prison term; 15 accepted plea deals that do not appear to involve any prison time; 23 have had hate crime charges removed or criminal charges dropped altogether; 22 are still ‘pending;’ and 23 remain unknown having totally disappeared from criminal court records,” according to the study.

New York has recorded a more than 300% increase in antisemitic hate crimes in the first three months of 2022 compared with last year, according to Tablet. (RELATED: Jewish Groups Lambast CNN For ‘Whitewashing’ Left-Wing Antisemitism)

In July, security cameras showed a group of men beating a Jewish man in his car in Crown Heights, New York, while his frightened five-year-old son sat in the back seat. Since then, only one suspect has been arrested and was subsequently released on $10,000 bail, an amount much lower than the district attorney requested from the judge, Tablet noted.

“Overload in the New York court system, increasingly lenient prosecutors and judges, and a police department in which officers are quitting at a growing clip, all make it easier for even open-and-shut cases to languish, and for people at every level of the system to find excuses not to resolve them,” reported Tablet’s Armin Rosen.