In two separate incidents this week, victims of violence were aided by local Orthodox Jewish men in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn.
On Tuesday, a Jewish man in Crown Heights came to the aid of a latino woman who was being mugged, leading the suspect to flee on foot. The man decided to inform Shomrim – the Jewish civilian patrol group – about the incident, which lead the local police to get involved.
Tuesday’s attempted mugging followed an incident on Monday when local students from a Yeshiva witnessed a fight between two African-American boys, which led to one of them being knocked unconscious. While the students were prevented from aiding the injured boy at first, they were able to make their way over and call 911.
“They immediately called 911, and stayed with him until an ambulance arrived and took the child to Kings County Hospital. The police arrived at the scene as well, and the Bochurim (orthodox Jewish students) gave a detailed description of what they witnessed for the police report,” a local news site, Crownheights.info, reported.