New York City officials accused a 29-year-old man in connection with several vandalism in the Bronx in the past few days.
The head of the New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force, Jessica Corey, announced on Saturday that Jordan Burnette had been charged with a hate crime burglary and “hate crime with the community. And many other allegations related to vandalism.”
According to the New York Daily News, Burnett was accused of throwing stones at the windows of four synagogues in the Bronx on April 24 and April 25. These include Riverdale Youth Israel, Riverdale Jewish Center, Chabad Lubavitch and the conservative Synagogue Adath Israel.
“This situation has been going on for several days. According to New York CBS, New York Police Department’s Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism, John Miller, said that this is an effort by the whole community. “I hope that life can return to normal and people will be fearless. Worship. “
Officials said they used lofting, surveillance and patrols to catch suspects.
Other photos of individuals wanted for multiple acts of sabotaging the synagogue @NYPD50Pct In Riverdale.
-New York Police Department Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) April 25, 2021
Corey said Burnett lives in the Riverdale area of the Bronx and was stopped at 3 am on Saturday after he was riding a bicycle upstream. According to the New York Post, she said that he refused to cooperate and did not provide proof of identity.
The guard at Adath Israel, the Conservative Synagogue, told officials that the bicycle that Burnett rode matched the bicycle stolen from there.
An individual was arrested and charged with multiple hate crimes involving multiple synagogues in Riverdale. @NYPDShea @NYPDChiefOfDept @NYPDDetective @NYPDPBBronx @ADL_NYNJ @JCRCNY @TheCSSorg https://t.co/pKo5jUu1te
-New York Police Department Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) May 1, 2021
“When the police investigated the parking lot of the synagogue, they found siddurim, which are religious prayer books scattered on the ground,” Corey said. “In addition, they found an open shed with bicycles,” she added. The police showed a photo of Burnett riding a bicycle to the synagogue administrator. The administrator confirmed that the bike came from a shed, the police said.
The New York Daily News reporter asked Burnett about the alleged crimes, and he issued several religious statements. He stipulated: “I didn’t throw stones.”
It is not clear whether Burnett has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times