Anti-Defamation League’s ‘Never is Now!’ summit comes amid rash of hate crimes

December 03, 2018 - 10:45 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Anti-Defamation League's 'Never is Now!' summit on anti-Semitism is taking place in Manhattan on Monday.

It comes amid a recent rash of anti-Semitic incidents in the city.

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The league will present the 'Courage Against Hate' award to Apple CEO Tim Cook. it will also present the 'Blum-Kovler Nation of Immigrants' award to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.

The NYPD is investigating an attack on an orthodox Jewish person in Williamsburg. The 33-year-old man suffered minor injuries in the attack on Throop Ave on Friday night.

The ADL is offering $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case.

The rash of hate crimes has caught the eye of federal lawmakers. Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and other democrats have sent a letter to NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill offering the city help in combating hate crimes.

The lawmakers want to know how the NYPD evaluates risk, how often officers from the hate crimes unit meet with community leaders, and if they're reaching out to schools to talk to students about the impact of bias crimes.