By Reuven Blau / New York Daily News
Police need to aggressively investigate two high-profile crimes against Jews in Brooklyn, a group of local pols and community leaders demanded Tuesday.
“Hate is not a Brooklyn brand,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said at a rally denouncing the recent attacks that have rocked the community.
“The venom that we have witnessed the past few days is not acceptable,” he said.
The call for vigilance comes after a surveillance video surfaced Monday of dozens of teens trashing a Crown Heights kosher supermarket Saturday night.
The mob rushed into Gourmet Butcher, knocked over shelves and pushed products to the floor, the video shows.
The store’s owner, Yanki Klein, told CBS 2 one of the teens punched his 23-year-old brother in the head.
Police said they were investigating an assault at the location, but did not have details on the vandalism or if the attack could be bias-fueled.
“Arrests need to be made,” said Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, who joined a choir of interfaith leaders calling for justice.
In a separate assault, a Jewish community leader was slugged by a man waiving a Palestinian flag outside Barclays Center last week.
Leonard Petlakh, executive director of the Kings Bay Y in Sheepshead Bay, suffered a deep cut above his eye during the 9 p.m. skirmish, police said.
The incident is being investigated as a hate crime, cops said.
“We can’t become numb to anti-Semitic violence,” Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz said.