In recent weeks there have been multiple, random attacks (particularly stabbings) in Israel.
This phenomenon has now followed Israelis to the United States. Yesterday, an Israeli student was stabbed at the Chabad-Lubavitch Center in Brooklyn. Fortunately, Levi Rosenblatt is expected to survive his injuries. Rosenblatt was stabbed by a mentally ill man named Calvin Peters who screamed, “I want to kill the Jews.”
A standoff ensued between NYPD and Peters. Authorities repeatedly demanded that Peters drop his knife. Eventually, he complied only to pick up a knife and lunge at the officers. Peters was then shot and killed by Officer Roberto Pagan.
The NYPD has justifiably taken a lot of heat over last summer’s death of Eric Garner. However, more often than not, the NYPD gets it right and this was certainly one of those instances.
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