Weird how so many hate crimes occur in liberal enclaves, huh? Must just be a coincidence.
The New York Police Department charged an 11-year-old Brooklyn boy with hate crimes on Monday for his role in setting a bus on fire outside a Jewish school in Brooklyn, authorities said.
The incident occurred around 6 p.m. Sunday at Beth Rivkah Elementary School in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, police said.
Surveillance video from the school shows six boys running onto the empty yellow bus, some carrying cardboard, and then running away.
One of the boys is seen on the bus as pockets of fire can be seen in the vehicle.
A 911 caller told authorities that a young man entered the bus, set a fire and ran away.
Officers arrested the 11-year-old boy around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. He was released into the custody of his parents a few hours later and charged arson hate crime and criminal mischief as a hate crime, police said.
The boy was charged with the hate crimes because of the proximity to a Jewish institution, according to a law-enforcement official.
The rabbis who head the school didn’t return calls for comment.
On the upside, at least the mayor is fighting the awful discrimination brought to New York City by the evil chicken of hate.
Barry Sugar, president of the Jewish Leadership Council, sent a letter to NYPD officials citing two other violent incidents against Jews this month in Crown Heights.
“I think anti-Semitism has reared its ugly head in New York City,” he said in an interview. “This is reminiscent of a darker time for us.”