Sunday, April 27, 2008

Crown Heights Jews and Blacks Talk, Urging Calm After Attack

In response to a recent beating incident, community leaders met.

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More than two dozen black and Jewish community leaders gathered in Crown Heights on Thursday to urge calm following the alleged beating of a black college student by two Jews.

“We use this ugly incident ... just to bring us together even more,” said Tzvi Lang, chairman of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council, after the two-hour sitdown at the local community mediation center.

The new tension arises from an attack on Andrew Charles, a black 20-year-old college student, who was tear-gassed and beaten with a nightstick on April 14 while walking on Albany Ave.

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