Sunday, November 05, 2006

5 Jewish Brooklyn Teens Charged In Hate Crime

Report; Posted on: 2006-11-03 11:35:08

"When this kind of thing happens, this completely shakes me up"

John Slattery

(CBS) BROOKLYN The Brooklyn District Attorney's office has filed hate crime charges againsts five Brooklyn teens, three of whom were charged as adults. The charges stem from an apparent assault of a Pakistani man.

Arrested were Benjamin Wasserman and Shulomi Bitton, both 16, and Yossi Friedman, 17. Two others will be tried as juveniles.

The DA has identified the victim as Shahid Amber, 24, a lab technician of Midwood, who says he was beaten by a group of Jewish teens wearing yarmelkes. Amber says they injured his jaw and broke his nose. "When this kind of thing happens, this completely shakes me up," Amber says.

The incident happened Sunday night around 8 outside a Baskin Robbins/Dunkin Donuts shop on Avenue M near East 15th Street.

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