New Jersey saw a record high in hate crimes in 2021. 17% of the reported hate crimes were against Jews.
The New Jersey police arrested Dion Marsh, 27, in connection to the attack on three Jews in Lakewood on Friday. He allegedly shouted anti-Semitic slurs at the men.
Marsh faces “three counts of attempted murder, carjacking, weapons charges and bias intimidation.” From The Times of Israel:
The Lakewood Township Police Department said that on Friday at around 1:15 p.m., the suspect assaulted a driver and stole his vehicle in Lakewood, after several other attempted carjackings.
At around 6 p.m., the suspect used the vehicle to ram another victim, who was hospitalized in stable condition, and close to an hour later, stabbed another man in the chest.
Around 8:20 p.m., the suspect ran over a pedestrian in the nearby town of Jackson.
The second two victims were in critical condition, but listed as stable.
Investigators determined that Marsh was responsible for all three criminal acts, police said. He was arrested later on Friday and is being held in Ocean County Jail. Marsh is 27 and from Manchester, New Jersey.
The Anti-Defamation League said Marsh made anti-Semitic comments as the police arrested him. Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer confirmed the bias charge stems from “statements he made to detectives after his arrest.”
Saddened & outraged by a series of attacks that occurred in Lakewood & Jackson NJ on 4/8, which culminated in the alleged antisemitic stabbing of an Orthodox Jewish man. We appreciate law enforcement’s quick apprehension of the suspect. Our full statement: https://t.co/MDxww7ddFd pic.twitter.com/hlowBaO9ik
— ADL New York / New Jersey (@ADL_NYNJ) April 10, 2022
Lakewood has a large Orthodox Jewish population. The police promised more patrol after these attacks.
New Jersey witnessed a record high in hate crimes in 2021:
Last year, hate crimes hit a record high in New Jersey, according to a report from the state’s acting attorney general released last week.
Anti-Black and antisemitic crimes were the most common incidents, in line with previous years.
There were 347 reported anti-Jewish crimes in 2021, representing 17% of all hate incidents, the report said.
I looked up “Dion Marsh” on YouTube. The results did not mention anything about his Jewish victims or his anti-Semitic slurs.
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