Chicago has seen many anti-Semitic crimes these past two months.
The Chicago Police Department is searching for a man who allegedly yelled “all of you should be killed” to a Jewish teacher and her students at the Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi Academy on January 13.
The police described the man: “Black man, 40 to 49 years old, 6 feet tall, with black hair, mustache and beard, wearing a dark knit cap, black coat, white hooded sweater and dark pants.”
West Ridge is a neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago. It is one of a few neighborhoods that have seen many anti-Semitic attacks this year alone.
The Chicago PD arrested Shahid Hussein, 39, for an anti-Semitic crime spree. They accused him of spray-painting yellow swastikas on a synagogue and at a Jewish high school. He smashed windows at other synagogues and made “threatening gestures.” From The Chicago Sun-Times:
The swastikas were discovered Sunday on a wall of the F.R.E.E. Synagogue at 2935 W. Devon Ave. and on a shipping container used by the Hanna Sacks Bais Yaakov High School at 3021 W. Devon Ave., according to police.
Hussain is also accused of shattering a glass door and cracking another at a synagogue several blocks away, in the 2800 block of West North Shore, police said.
He also allegedly kicked in a side window at a synagogue in the 3600 block of West Devon, where two teens in a dormitory saw Hussain wearing a cape and a red hat as he yelled about “Jews” while breaking lights, according to Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy.
A different witness described the cape Hussain was wearing as having a yellow swastika on it, Murphy said.
Hussain was seen on video miming with his hands as if he was racking and firing a shotgun as he walked around the building, Murphy said.
The police are still looking for a suspect who broke a window at Tel-Aviv Bakery. They are investigating accusations against several men for accosting a man at the Bnei Ruven synagogue:
The 35-year-old man at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday was outside in the 6300 block of North Whipple Street when three people in a silver sedan approached him, according to Chicago police. One person got out of the car and verbally threatened the 35-year-old man, police said. As the trio was leaving the area, they crashed into a parked car, damaging a window of that vehicle, police said.
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