Anti-Semitic attacks prompt more officers in Brooklyn


New York City is increasing its police presence in some Brooklyn neighborhoods with large Jewish populations after possibly anti-Semitic attacks during Hanukkah, most recently Friday morning. Mayor Bill de Blasio says that officers will be more visible in Borough Park, Crown Heights and Williamsburg, and that police will boost visits to houses of worship and some other places. Around the city, police have gotten at least six reports this week of attacks possibly propelled by anti-Jewish bias. The latest happened around 12:40 a.m. Friday. Police say a woman slapped three other women in the face and head after encountering them on a Crown Heights corner.á