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September 4, 2012 3:53 pm

Two Men Attempt to Run Over Hasidic Jews in New York

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Brandon Morales (left) and Esai Diaz (right). Photo: Monticello Police.

Two men in upstate New York have been arrested and charged with crimes after they allegedly drove a vehicle into a crowd of Hasidic Jews standing outside a local bakery in Sullivan County.

“Go home, go back to your (expletive) Jews,” 20 year old Brandon Morales yelled, according to a report from the Times Herald-Record, before he and his accomplice Esai Diaz drove a Nissan Pathfinder towards the group of Hasids.

Minutes after the incident occurred, the two men returned to the scene, and Morales reportedly got out of the vehicle and punched one of the Hasidic men in the arm.  When he attempted to flee in the car with Diaz, the car stalled and the suspects fled on foot while being chased by the group of Hasids who were targeted.

Diaz was charged with felony reckless endangerment, while Morales was charged with felony aggravated harassment and another harassment violation.  According to the police, Diaz’s license has been suspended multiple times.

“Nobody was hit,” said Lt. Mark Johnstone of the Monticello police. “People did feel that Diaz deliberately drove at them.”

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  • This would certainly have been judged a hate crime had it been the other way around. Crimes against Jews are never treated as hate crime because they are not considered a protected minority.

  • Jerry G

    I don’t know if the two perps were Muslims but I’m willing to bet that they are illegals.

  • Empress Trudy

    Are they occupy wall

    • Asher Garber

      No, they are not. But it’s wonderful that you accuse the Occupied movement for causing death and destruction simply because you don’t like them.

      Hey now…. Your generalization technique is the same as these two chumps and losers…. Coincidence?

      • Roy

        It’s you OWS people who shout anti-semitic remarks while whining about these guys being “racially-oppressed immigrants.” Yes, you on the left do espouse social destruction and ignorance.

  • Slobo

    Obviously HATE CRIME! Had they been muslim and not chicano they would have been released because of their uneducated backgound! Both of these thugs should have been charged with felonies!

    • MBenFaivol

      How do you know they weren’t Muslims? Otherwise, you have it right on.

      • nnnn

        read the last names moron

  • EthanP

    Gee, an obvious hate crime. Do you think that will be the charge?

    • Chaya

      No. Just because someone drives a car
      into a group of Hasidic Jews doesn’t
      necessarily mean their motivation was

      • MBenFaivol

        Maybe and maybe not. Wait and see how passive the police will be when CAIR gets involved.