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These are good. However , they pale compared to some of the real horrors committed by the Haribu Zagez .
Like Beria .
Like Gavrilo Princip , shot and killed both Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and Countess Sophie. The deaths were the cause of the First World War.
Maybe 25 to 35 million died because of a muderous crazed jew .
What kind of 'man' would shoot a pregnant mother ?
If you were to print the really heinous crimes of the tribe , most of the readers would pass out, before completing the list .
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I would imagine that if one could tally the sum of jews' murderous rampages throughout history, well, that would boggle the mind.
Lest we give them any credit at all for their action; they are cowards. Our Folk made the mistake long ago of thinking jews were actually human; capable of reason. Perhaps our ancestors thought to teach the jew how to behave like a human by leading by example.
These latest and current atrocious crime committed, in our own time, are to serve as reminder that the jew remains incapable of becoming civilised; it has nothing to offer our Society or or Folk; and the jew should be banished from the face of the earth - once and for all, before they start, or complete what they already have started, WW3 and the extinction of all life on Earth;
the jew/israeli has stated it does not care if it perishes along with us; however, I am of the opinion that the juden most definitely believe that desert god they worship will spare them from the nukes ect, whilst striking down all other living things and people.
Their hatred is such that they'd rather rule a barren planet than be subject to behave and become human or civilised. The jew has no care for themselves or any humanity; therefore they commit despicable crimes against one another and our Folk - they believe it is their 'divine right'. The jew is a great proponent of what their psychiatrists call "magical thinking" - or, in other words, dismissing the reality of what they are.
A [very] Brief History of JEWISH CRIME in America
"Of all the areas of Jewish enterprise," notes Gerald Krafetz, "none has been so overlooked as the field of crime. And it isn't because of a lack of Jewish criminality.
For an introspective people, this oversight is significant. It is as if Jewish crime did not exist, an unsavory skeleton is best left in the family closet ...
The sociopathology of Jews is not an acceptable notion since it runs counter to both religious precepts and preconceived ideas that Jews have of themselves." [KREFETZ, p. 112]
"Jews were ... involved in many of the most visible and spectacular frauds of the post-Civil War period," notes Benjamin Ginsberg, "as well as in economic dislocations and financial manipulations that characterize the era." [GINSBERG, p. 75]
In one much publicized scandal for instance, the Jewish governor of South Carolina, Franklin Moses, oversaw the issue and selling of $6 million in fraudulent state securities, as well as funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars in public funds into his own pocket. [GINSBERG, p. 75]
In a broader financial sphere, very visibly at the top of the socio-economic pyramid, Jewish businessman Joseph Seligman's nefarious activities in the late 1800s helped to create the infamous "Black Friday" stock market crash.
Benjamin Ginsberg notes that the crash, "ruined thousands of investors, implicated President Grant, and led to a Congressional investigation of [Jay] Gould and Seligman ...
Similarly, in the early 1890s, Jacob Schiff collaborated with E. H. Harriman in the latter's attempts to wrest control of the Northern Pacific Railroad from J. P. Morgan and James Hill ...
When the price of the Northern Pacific Stock collapsed, the entire market crashed in the notorious 'Black Thursday' panic that led to a nationwide economic depression." [GINZBURG, p. 73]
In 1885 the French-based project to build the Panama Canal collapsed, resulting in financial scandal that led, in part, to Seligman again.
"Both the United States Congress and the French Parliament had inquiries," says Ginsberg, "In both countries major Jewish financiers were implicated:
Baron Jacques de Reinach in Paris and Joseph Seligman in the United States. Many shareholders lost everything, but Seligman lost nothing.
In contemporary parlance, the Seligmans engaged in influence peddling, insider trading, and corporate asset stripping and looting -- all at the expense of credulous investors." [GINZBURG, p. 74]
The French end of the Panama Canal scandals, notes Albert Lindemann, "involved large amounts of French capital and threatened national prestige -- and Jewish agents were deeply involved.
The intermediaries between the Panama company and parliament were almost exclusively Jews with German names and backgrounds, some of whom tried to blackmail one another." [LINDEMANN, p. 87]
The Jewish component of (Gentile) Huey Long's corrupt political machine in early 20th century Louisiana included Leon Weiss, an architect, who "was implicated in the financial scandals surrounding the administration and served prison time." [KIRKUS, 10-1-97]
Herbert Stempel was willing participant in the 1950s television quiz show scandals until a Gentile, Charles Van Doren, usurped him. Jewish TV producer Lew Cowan, denying guilt, was one of the most prominent executives who lost his job in the wake of the scandals.
Even at the heart of the World Zionist Organization, after founder Theodore Herzl's death, his wife Julie ("an extravagant and unstable woman") "threatened the Zionist leaders with scandals and lawsuits if they didn't meet her extravagant financial needs." [STERNBERGER, I., 8-15, 1995]
At the other end of the socio-economic world, "the scant attention [popular author Irving Howe] paid to Jewish crime in World of Our Fathers, his magisterial study of the [Manhattan Jewish] Lower East side," notes Charles Silberman, "is a good example of the amnesia American Jews show about this part of their history." [SILBERMAN, p. 128]
In researching the level of Jewish crime during the early decades of this century in the Lower East Side,
Albert Fried notes that "I discovered that an enormously complex, richly endowed culture of vice and criminality, made up mainly of young people, thrived on the Lower East Side, that most outsiders regarded it as Tammany's bastion of power [Tammany Hall, the corrupt New York city government of the era] that the Jews themselves eventually came to look upon it as an insufferable burden of shame and embarrassment." [FRIED, p. xiv]
Such embarrassment included Jewish "fagins" (bands of pickpockets), thieves, pimps, prostitutes, opium dealers, gamblers, brothel-owners, racketeers, murderers, robbers, and others of virtually any persuasion.
Arson for building insurance and horse-poisoning in extortion rackets were "two offenses associated almost exclusively with Jews." [JOSELIT, p. 36]
"In the area of only one square mile [in the Jewish Lower East Side]," notes Jenna Weissman Joselit, "authorities estimated there were approximately two hundred disorderly [prostitution] houses, three hundred and thirty-six gang 'hang-outs,' and over two hundred pool halls-cum-betting establishments; dance halls, a rendezvous of pimps and procurers, were found every two and one-half blocks." [JOSELIT, p. 24]
Abe "the General" Greenthal, "was one of America's premier pickpockets ... Abe's home and base of operation was in New York City, but his gang traveled all over the United States picking pockets.
" Michael Kurtz (born in 1850) "was one of America's most celebrated burglars." Joseph 'Yoski Nigger' Toblinsky "led a gang that specialized in stealing and poisoning horses."
Benjamin (Dopey) Fein "was the first gangster to make labor racketeering a full-time and profitable business.
He institutionalized the practice of furnishing gangs of hoodlums to unions in their wars against employers." [ROCKAWAY, R., 1993, p. 88, 91, 94, 95]
"In 1908," notes the Jerusalem Post, "Jews were 25 percent of the four million residents in New York City but 50% of the prison population." [HENRY, M., 10-4-01]
That same year, the police commissioner of New York City, Theodore A. Bingham, publicly noted that half of all the criminals in his city were Jewish.
"Jewish leaders," notes Robert Rockaway, "worried that Jewish gangsters provided ammunition for Jew-haters.
Consequently, they steadfastly refused to acknowledge the problem in public." [ROCKAWAY, R., 1993, p. 51]
As stories of Jewish crime in New York City became increasingly publicized in the mainstream mass media, initially the "Yiddish press challenged the veracity of the evidence," [GOREN, p. 141];
but "beginning in 1909 and reaching a climax in 1912," says Arthur Goren, "widely publicized disclosures of vice and crime among Jews created dismay and then alarm in Jewish circles. Protests of innocence were now impossible." [GOREN, p. 135]
The murder of a well-known Jewish gambler, Herman Rosenthal, was particularly horrifying for the Jewish community in that it opened up a Pandora's Box of trials and testimonies profoundly unflattering to local Jewry.
Goren notes that "The appalling fact was that the underworld segment which the trials and the indefatigable press had so thoroughly laid bare consisted almost entirely of Jewish gangsters and gamblers.
No longer could Jewish apologists find comfort in viewing the phenomena as a rare deviation from the norm. In the accounts, the criminals appeared as commonplace East Side figures. Sons of hard-working parents, most had been exposed as children to religious training and had led average family lives.
Even considering the hired gangsters apart, one could point to exceptional and touching instances of family loyalty, pride in one's ethnic group, and knowledge of an affection for Jewish religious tradition." [GOREN, p. 154]
"Jewish criminals," wrote Moses Rischin, "regularly made newspaper headlines. The appearance of an ungovernable youth after the turn of the century was undeniable and excited apprehension." [FRIED, p. xvi]
In April 1911, for instance, 400 Jewish shopkeepers flooded a criminal court building to complain and testify before a grand jury about robberies and gangs in their neighborhoods. [FRIED, p. 26]
In 1909 alone, 3,000 Jewish "youngsters" appeared before an area juvenile court. [FRIED, p. 41] Gangster Monk Eastman alone "bossed a Jewish street gang that could field as many as 1,200 men on short notice." [ROCKAWAY, R., 1993, p. 97]
While many criminals were rooted in poverty, some prominent Jewish gangsters -- like Arnold Rothstein and Big Jack Zelig -- came from comfortable backgrounds. [FRIED, p. 40]
The king of Jewish crime in the era, Arthur Rothstein, "was a rich man's son." [COHEN, R., p. 46] Monk Eastman's father "was solidly middle class, a restaurant owner." [COHEN, R., p. 45]
Israeli scholar Robert Rockaway discounts the usual apologetics for Jewish gangsters, saying: "More likely, these men selected careers in crime because they wanted money, power, recognition and status; and they wanted it fast. Crime offered them a quick way to realize their dreams." [ROCKAWAY, R., 1993, p. 52]
"It was the Jews, by and large," says Norman Cantor, "not the Italians, who created what was later called the Mafia.
In the 1920s the Italians began to replace the Jews in the New York organized crime industry, but as late as 1940 if you wanted a spectacular hit you were looking for a representative of the Lepke Buchalter Gang, also known as Murder Inc.
Jews were also prominent in the gambling trade and developed Las Vegas in the 1940s.
It was a Jewish gambler who fixed the 1919 baseball World Series -- what became known as the Black Sox scandal." [CANTOR, p. 389] The perpetrator of the scandal was Arnold Rothstein, notes Charles Silberman, "the inventor of organized crime." [SILBERMAN, p. 128]
"It was with some astonishment," notes Jewish critic Marvin Kitman, "that I discovered what an integral part of American Jewish life crime was.
Our forefathers made names for themselves, such as they are, as gangsters, murderers, musclemen, hit men, acid throwers, arm breakers, bombers and all the other professions open to nice Jewish boys.
Prostitution, vice, alcohol, gambling, racketeering, extortion, and all the other things that fill the newspaper today and that I gladly have been attributing as character flaws in other groups of founding fathers:
Those were our things ... I was shocked at how deep our roots are in all the sinks of depravity and corruption ... The Jews were the first ones to realize the link between organized crime and organized politics.
They led the way in corrupting the police and city hall. They first realized the value of gang/syndicate cartels in business to reduce the killing of each other. They were monopolists of the highest order ...
We wrote the book, so to speak, on crime, but it's all forgotten." [KITMAN, p. 9]
"Some disgruntled Jewish immigrants," says Jonathan Sarna, "chose crime as their vehicle of upward mobility. Through robbery and fencing operations, they created a parasitic counter-industry that lived off the garment trade, skimming its profits for personal benefit.
Others made their living by exploiting Jewish religious practices (the standard history of the kosher-meat industry in New York is aptly entitled Fraud, Corruption, and Holiness)." [SARNA, Jewish, p. 53]
Kosher meat is food that is prepared according to traditional Orthodox religious standards; it presumably entails extra time and energy to prepare which escalates prices to be higher than non-kosher food.
An investigation in New York City sponsored by a Jewish community organization in 1915 discovered that 60% of the meat sold as kosher was fraudulent: most rabbis who supervised kosher sanctions were under slaughterhouse employ and abandoned strict religious adherence.
GOREN, p. 79]
Among 6,000 New York area butchers who allegedly only sold kosher meat to fellow Jews, there were "few who did not, at some point, deal in unkosher meat."[GASTWIRT, p. 113]
The Jewish slaughterhouse system was also involved in price-fixing, extortion, racketeering, fist fights in the synagogue, and even murder. "The intense rivalry and competition in the kosher poultry business," notes Harold Gastwirt, "made it prey to racketeering and violence." [GASTWIRT, p. 46]
Jewish gangsters were also violently active in support of Jewish unions or employers, depending upon who paid them.
"Some of the so-called Jewish unions," remarked a veteran of Jewish labor activities, "... fell early in their careers upon evil days: underworld characters, gangsters, got a foothold in the organization ...
Unfortunately, the element engaged to help would refuse to clear out when their services were no longer wanted." [GOREN, p. 304]
Rita Simon notes another of the political dimensions of underworld [and New York City governmental] corruption: "In exchange for police protection of his gang, [gang leader] Monk [Easton] employed 'repeaters' (repeat voters) at the polls in favor of Tammany Hall, the local Democratic machine." [SIMON, p. 139]
Jewish crime was widespread in a number of the largest urban areas of America, some of it eventually "syndicated" throughout the country, at times even in cooperation with the Italian mafia. In Chicago the Westside Jewish underworld ward was known as the "Bloody Twentieth."
A 1906 description of the area claimed that "murderers, robbers, and thieves of the worst kind are born, reared, and grow to maturity in numbers that far exceed the record of any similar district on the face of the globe." [FRIED, p. 90] (Even Al Capone's accountant, who later rose to further notoriety, was Jewish, Jake "Greasy Thumb" Guzik.) [LACEY, p. 18]
In Cleveland, the Jewish community had its "noisome and brutal Woodland section"; in Detroit it was the eastside, most prominently ruled by the Purple Gang; in Boston it was the Chelsea quarter; Newark had its "fierce third ward"; and in Philadelphia Jewish crime, featuring boss Harry Stromberg, was largely located in the southeast area.
These cities, with New York, says Albert Fried, "held the worst, that is the most criminalized, of the Jewish neighborhoods in America." [FRIED, p. 90]
In London, England, notes Daniel Levy, "the Jews were involved in assorted criminal activities. They committed petty thievery, forgery, and illegal distilling of booze.
Some sailed to eastern Europe and convinced young girls that jobs and bachelors awaited them in England, only to ship them off to Indian or Argentinean white slave markets." [LEVY, D, p. 20]
Earlier forms of blackmail by non-Jewish British gangs were "developed by Jewish gangs (formed after the great immigration of the 1880s) into extortion from legitimate shopkeepers.
Much as Jewish gangsters liked to portray themselves as honourable knights defending their co-religionists against anti-Semitic thugs, they were just as likely to live as predators upon their fellow Jews.
A gang of extortionists known as the 'Bessarabians' were headed by a professional boxer who called himself Max Moses in private life and 'Kid McCoy' in the ring." [FIDO, M., 2000, p. 17]
Poland? In the early twentieth century, future Israeli prime minister David Ben-Gurion was jailed in Warsaw, Poland, for suspected radical political activism.
"That was the first time," he said later, "that I ever came into contact with the dregs of society. I was shaken to the core at the language and behavior. I never had the slightest notion that such people ever existed ...
The thing that shook me most was that these criminals were Jews." [Daniel Kurzon suggests that these included members of a rival Jewish political group which Ben-Gurion considered "more dangerous criminals" than the "brothel keepers." [KURZMAN, D., 1983, p. 67]
Prominent Jews in Chicago's criminal underworld included Louis 'Diamond Louie' Cowan, Hymie 'the Loud Mouth' Levine, Sam 'Sammy the Greener' Jacobson, Maxie Eisen, Murray 'the Camel' Humphreys, and (non-Jewish) Al Capone's money man, Jake Guzik. [ROCKAWAY, R., 1993, p. 43]
In 1924, "Chicago Jewish leader" S. M. Melamed warned about the "great number of Jews in the underworld." [ROCKAWAY, R., 1993, p. 49]
"Bootlegging in Boston," notes Robert Rockaway, "was controlled by Charles 'King' Solomon ... He headed one of the largest liquor, vice, and narcotics smuggling syndicates in New England ... In the 1920s, Solomon ran the Boston underworld." [ROCKAWAY, R., 1993, p. 34]
But even smaller cities, like Minneapolis and adjacent St. Paul, had serious problems with Jewish crime. In November 1927 the Minneapolis Saturday Press ran an article that enflamed local public opinion, quoting the remarks of a non-Jewish gangster:
"90% of the crimes committed against society in this city are committed by Jew gangsters ... It is Jew, Jew, Jew, as long as one cares to comb over the records. I am launching no attack against the Jewish people as a RACE. I am merely calling attention to a FACT." [FRIED, p. 113]
Originally from Sioux Falls, Iowa, prominent Jewish gangsters in Minneapolis included "Kid" Cann (Isador Blumenfeld), Yiddie Bloom, and the Berman brothers (Davie and Chickie). [LACEY, p. 66]
Cann is believed to have been responsible for the murder of Walter Ligget, publisher of Midwest America, for a series of articles the paper printed about the Minneapolis criminal underworld.
Ligget was gunned down in front of his family while Christmas shopping. "Much of [Minneapolis'] illicit business," notes Robert Rockaway, "was managed by Isadore 'Kid Cann' ... Blumenfeld and his all-Jewish syndicate ... In 1942, the FBI identified Kid Cann as 'the overlord of the Minneapolis, Minnesota underworld." [ROCKAWAY, R., 1993, p. 48]
Cleveland mob leaders included Moe Dalitz, Morris Kleinman, Sam Tucker, and Lou Rothkopf. After prohibition, "the Cleveland mob joined with Lansky and his confederates ... and formed the core of the most sophisticated national crime syndicate in America." [BLOCK, A., p. 165]
Shondor Birns (Szandor Birnstein) was another prominent Cleveland mobster, lasting in the criminal underworld for decades til 1975, when he was assassinated by a car bomb.
In early years, he was part of the Maxie Diamond (also Jewish) gang. Among Birns' crime partners was Mervin Gold who "was accused of defrauding banks and the Small Business Administration by using stolen Canadian bonds as collateral for loans.
He fled to Israel," but eventually returned. Birns, noted by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for his reputation as a "charming killer," was suspected of Gold's eventual murder. [MCGUANGLE, F., 7-11-99, p. 5H]
eading, Pennsylvania? As non-Jewish mobster Patsy Lepera recounted in his autobiography: "Reading at that time, in the thirties and forties, was run by the Minkers -- Abe and his brother Izzy. They had a nephew named Alex Fudeman who fronted for them ...Even though my father was connected right to Sicily, he had to do what the Jews wanted done in Reading, because that was their town. "
"They eliminated the Italians. At one time it was a two-mob town ... One thing I learn as I go through life is if you come up against a Jew, you check him out. You don't do nothing against him -- you check him out careful. Jews don't belong to the [Italian] mob, but they're connected strong. An awful lot of Jews are connected strong." [LEPERA, P., 1974, p. 7-8]
Missouri? Charlie Birger (born Sachna Itzik Berger), prominent bootlegger, was hung in 1928 for the murder of the mayor of West City, Missouri.
He is believed to have been "responsible directly or indirectly for the murders of at least a dozen people, many of whom had been his loyal followers."
One of the killed who was not a follower was a local Ku Klux Klan leader. [DE NEAL, G., 1998, p. xviii]
To what lengths Jewish fraud and crime could go might be measured in the chutzpah of Bernie Barton (originally Blaustein) who even set up a fake church with a junkie as preacher as a "front for fencing stolen goods." [DEUTSCH, G., p. 7]
A number of modern respectable Jewish fortunes were founded on links to the underworld in the Prohibition era.
Most noteworthy, the Seagram's alcohol fortune (the Canadian Bronfman family) grew to power by getting their alcohol into criminal hands who smuggled it into the United States.
Bronfman, who bristled when anyone called him a bootlegger, had a distribution deal for his booze with Jewish mobster Meyer Lansky. [BIRMINGHAM, p. 159]
Detroit's largely Jewish Purple Gang was also extremely active in running illegal booze from Windsor across the river border. The Purple Gang's activities also included "gambling, prostitution, extortion, loan sharking, and rackets of every kind." [FRIED, p. 102]
So much smuggling was going on between Canada and the United States across Lake Erie that it was known as "the Jewish Lake." [ROCKAWAY, R., 1993, p. 37]
During prohibition too, "[Federal] officials labeled sacramental wine [for religious purposes] one of the chief sources of illegal liquor in the nation," notes Jenna Weissman Joselit, "Furthermore, calling the record level of usage a 'national scandal,' they saw the problem as largely a Jewish one." [JOSELIT]
Here's what Israeli scholar Robert Rockaway says about Detroit's Purple Gang, and Jewish gangs generally: "During Prohibition (1920-1933), Jewish gangsters became major operatives in the American underworld and played prominent roles in the creation of organized crime in the United States.
At the time, Jewish gangs dominated illicit activiites in a number of America's largest cities, including Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, Newark, New York, and Philadelphia. The gang dealt in bootlegging, gambling, extortion, drugs, and murder, and developed a reputation for being more ruthless than Al Capone's mob in Chicago.
The Purple's decade-long reign of terror ended when most of the gang's members either went to prison or were murdered by rivals ... During the Prohibition era (1919-1933) 50 percent of the country's leading bootleggers were Jews, and Jewish criminals financed and directed much of the nation's narcotics traffic ... While Jews predominated in their quarter [in Purple Gang-era Detroit], other immigrants and ethnic groups ived there as well.
One former resident of the old neighorhood joked that it was was easy to distinguish the Jewish dwelling from those occupied by non-Jews.
'The non-Jews grew flowers in front of their houses,' he said. 'The Jews grew dirt.'" [ROCKAWAY, R., 2001, p. 113-]
Elsewhere, "bootlegging in Prohibition-era Philadelphia was directed by Max 'Boo Boo' Huff ... Huff's successor as Philadelphia's dominant Jewish mobster was Harry Stromberg, alias Nig Rosen ... He also led what was called the '69th Street Gang' that dealt in prostitution, extortion and labor racketeering.
His influence extended as far as Washington, Baltimore, and Atlantic City ... When Stromberg left Philadelphia, he was superceded by his driver and bodyguard, Willie Weisberg, a long-time member of the city's Jewish underworld." [ROCKAWAY, R., 1993, p. 32, 34]
Another modern Jewish fortune similarly constructed is that of the Annenbergs, which was founded upon Moses Annenberg's horse racing news monopoly that he arranged with the criminal underworld.
"That Annenberg and the Prohibition and gambling mobs had interests in common is indisputable," says Albert Fried, "An information monopoly, nominally independent, gave the mobs the wherewithal to police the complex, sprawling kingdom of the Book [i.e., gambling and bookies]; it was an instrument of their sovereignty.
In return Annenberg was allowed to reap inordinate profits and become one of the richest men in the land, the founder of one of its singular dynasties." [FRIED, p. 118]
Another of the most prominent Jewish American family fortunes, the "fabulously rich Pritzker family from Chicago," had links, however indirectly, to organized crime even in more recent history.
They were involved, as "clients of the [Bruce] Kanter firm," who ran a variety of shady Caribbean companies.
Kanter, who "had direct ties to organized crime," [BLOCK, A., p. 162] served on the Hyatt hotel company's Board of Directors (Hyatt is one of many companies owned by the Pritzkers). [BLOCK, A., p. 191]
Also, notes Allen Block, "A little digging into their background produced troubling questions. It was discovered that the source of some Pritzker money comes from the racket-ridden Teamsters Pension Fund ...
Investigators probing the Pritzker empire were intrigued by its connection to the Pension Fund. This was especially so when it discovered that both [mob-linked] Jimmy Hoffa and Allen Dorfman personally worked on Pritzker loans." [BLOCK, A., p. 192]
In 1997, major publishers afforded two legendary Jewish conmen of international repute respective biographies.
Adam Worth started out re-joining and re-deserting various Civil War regiments (both Union and Confederate) for enlistment bonuses and later expanded his exploits into forgery, larceny, robbery, burglary, and other criminal mainstays.
In England, Sir Robert Anderson, head of Criminal Investigations at Scotland Yard, observed in 1907 that "Adam Worth was the Napoleon of crime. None other could hold a candle to him."
The Pinkerton security agency noted that "in the death of Adam Worth there probably departed the most inventive and daring criminal in modern times ... Among all the men Pinkertons have known in a life time, this man was the most remarkable criminal of them all." [MCINTYRE, p. 287]
Novelist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used Worth as his model for Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes' arch-nemesis.
An important associate in Worth's earlier years was "Mother" Mandelbaum, described in her era as "the great crime promoter of modern times," the "most successful fence in the history of Newy York" and the woman who "first put crime in America on a syndicated basis."
Starting in 1862, over the next two decades she was reputed to have "handled between $5,000,000 and $10,000,000 worth of stolen property." [MCINTYRE, B., 1997, p. 29, 30]
A few years later another real-life rogue (and Jewish) notable, Morris Cohen (the subject of the second biography), rose from a life as a western Canadian circus barker and pickpocket to an adventurous life as an arms dealer, bodyguard, and general to Chinese leader Sun Yat-Sen. [LEVY, D.]
Later he served under Chiang Kai-Shek. He also functioned as a liaison for Zionist influences to Chinese leadership. [UROFSKY, M., 1978, p. 99]
A similar Jewish con-man was Elias Abraham Rosenberg, a "rascal" who arrived in Hawaii in 1887. There, he "ingratiated himself with King David Kalakaua by his chanting and so-called occult powers.
He soon became the King's soothsayer and astrologer, acquiring such power over the monarch that the Hawaiian press bitterly denounced him as a 'Holy Moses.'
Rosenberg taught the King some Hebrew and was persuaded to appoint him appraiser of customs. He was given quarters in the Iolani Palace, where he practiced magic, read the stars, and chanted Bible stories in Hebrew." [KOPPMAN/POSTAL, 1978, p. 229-230]
In 1998, Jewish fraudster Trebitsch Lincoln was also afforded a biography. Lincoln, noted a reviewer, was "the king of dupers" and "a thwarted megalomaniac who was also a champion con man."
Born in Hungary in 1879, he immigrated to England and converted to Christianity. He became a member of Parliament, and later tried to become a British, and then a German, spy.
He turned up as a supporter of the right-wing Kapp Putsch in Berlin in 1920, became an abbot of a Buddhist temple in Shanghai, fleeced his devotees, welcomed invading Japanese, became a Nazi apologist/propagandist and on and on in the life of a human chameleon. [BERRY, N., 5-8-98, p. 28]
In 1999, the (London) Daily Mail highlighted the Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie, "of Jewish and Romany stock."
Both were imprisoned in the 1960s. Only Reggie survives, "the best-known gangster in Britain ... By 1963, through their networks of thugs and thieves, Ronnie and Reggie were lording it over London's underworld and became figures in London society."
Decades after the likes of Worth and Cohen, famous Jewish underworld figures like Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky made the American scene. Siegel was instrumental in creating the legalized crime-laden playground of Las Vegas, starting things off at the Flamingo Hotel.
Joseph Sacher headed the nearby Sands Hotel; Sacher "was second only to Lansky in the [crime] Syndicate. Years ... [later] he fled the U.S. and went into exile in Israel." [KELLEY, K., p. 219]
Allen Friedman notes another early Jewish criminal influence in Sin City: "The real potential of Las Vegas was not understood until Moe Sedway arrival in 1941." [FRIEDMAN, A., p. 82]
Meyer Lansky eventually "retired" from a successful life of crime with some $150-300 million after corrupt escapades that included Florida's "Gold Coast," the Bahamas, and a gambling resort in pre-Castro Cuba.
"At the height of his notoriety," says Robert Lacey, "Meyer Lansky was reckoned to be, and was targeted by the U.S. Justice Department as, the biggest gangster in the United States -- a dangerous lawbreaker of extraordinary power. He was identified as the Mafia's banker, the boss of the National Crime Syndicate, the head of the Combination -- the Chairman of the Board." [LACEY, R., p. 10-11]
Las Vegas has long been a hotbed of underworld influence and a worldwide attraction for gambling and prostitution.
The great scope of Jewish contribution to the creation, and dubious ethics, of Las Vegas may be measured by the words of professor Allen Balboni. Here he discusses the development of the desert city as a gambling resort area:
"Most of the [Las Vegas] hotel builders were Jewish Americans. Jay Sarno and Nate Jacobson were associated with Caesar's Palace [Sarno later created Circus Circus]; Moe Dalitz, Morris Kleinman, and Sam Tucker with the Desert Inn (and, along with Jake Factor, with the Stardust after [Italian-American Tony] Cornero's death); Sidney Wyman, Al Gottesman, and Jake Gottleib with the early years of the Dunes; Gus Greenbaum, Moe Sedway, and Charlie Resnick with managing the Flamingo after Bugsy Siegel's death; Ben Goffstein, Willie Alderman, and David Berman with the booking and running of the Riviera; Milton Prell with the establishment of the Sahara and then with the transformation of the Tally-Ho into the Aladdin; Hyman Abrams, Carl Cohen, and Jack Entratter with the ownership and operation of the Sands; and Ben Jaffe, Phil Kastel, and Jell Houssels (of Anglo-Saxon background) with the construction and operation of the Tropicana ...
A few Italian-Amerians hold minor ownership shares in casinos." [BALBONI, p. 27]
Jewish singer Eddie Fisher recalls a Las Vegas offer he had at the peak of his career that he now regrets turning down: "When I was working at the Desert Inn I met with a man named Billy Weinberger, who told me, 'We're building a new hotel and we want to give you fifty percent of it.' In return I would perform there permanently and would use my influence to attract other major stars. That sounded interesting. 'What's it going to be called?' I asked. 'Caesar's Palace.'" [FISHER, E., 1999, p. 292]
Bernie Rothkopf also owned the MGM Hotel. Allen Glick was, between 1974-79, "the mob's front man at the Stardust, Fremont, Hacienda, and Marina hotels." [MORRISON, J.A., p. 1A]
"In July, 1979 Allen Glick was stripped of his Nevada gambling license and fined over $500,000 for a variety of improprieties." Glick sold his interests in casinos to Allan Sachs, who was, with a partner, "figureheads for the Chicago mob responsible for providing skim monies" from Las Vegas gambling operations. [MOLDEA, 1989, p. 336]
Jerome Mack, past president of the Dunes and Riviera, was a former national chairman of the Israel Bonds Campaign. Jewish entrepreneur Hank Greenspon owned the Las Vegas Sun newspaper and a local TV station. [See his efforts for Israel in the mass media section]
In more recently years, Arthur Goldberg is the CEO of Park Place Entertainment, a conglomeration of 29 hotel-casinos [JENKINS, P., 5-30-99] worldwide (Caesar's Palace, Bally's, etc.) that is twice the size of its nearest competitor.
Its Stardust division is the world's largest hotel company. Elsewhere, Sheldon Adelson, chairman of the Sands, is also the owner of Venetian, a new Las Vegas complex built in 1999 at a cost of $1.6 billion. Adelson is "one of richest men in America," in 1998 worth about $600 million. [STOLL, I., 1-7-00, p. 1]
Adelson, noted the Las Vegas Review-Journal, "is one of the country's largest donors to Jewish groups and he has influence in the national Jewish community." [RALSTON]
Adelson, notes the (Jewish) Forward, "has paid for 75 congressmen to visit Israel with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee [the pro-Israel lobbying organization]." [STOLL, I., p. 1]
As Joe Gelman noted in 1999, "A number of these sin-palace operators are Jewish and strong supporters of Israel." [GELMAN, p. 15B] [Author Gelman complains about the use of this citation here].
The chairman of the Mirage, Steve Wynn, is also Jewish. (The funds for Wynn's first casino, the Golden Nugget, was in large part raised by convicted Jewish financier Michael Milken). [JOHNSTON, D., p. 74]
The Las Vegas mayor, Oscar Goodman, elected in 1999, is the former president of Temple Beth Sholom.
He also has a reputation as a "mob lawyer," defending, among others, Jewish mobster Meyer Lansky and Frank Rosenthal. Rosenthal, notes the Las Vegas Review-Journal, "is credited by some with founding the modern day Las Vegas sports book but was repeatedly denied a gambling license because of association with organized crime members." [ZAPLER, p. 1A]
All of this, in more recent years, has its mirror image in Atlantic City and, increasingly, other American gambling Meccas.
Kenny Shapiro, for instance, was "the Atlantic investment banker for [Italian American mafioso] Nicky Scarfo, the vicious killer who ruled the Philadelphia Mafia, the most murderous mob family in America." [JOHNSTON, D., 1992, p. 82]
Another influential Jewish gambling mogul today is Sol Kerzner, founder and principal owner of Sun City (also known as "Sin City"), a resort playground created in 1979 in a poverty-stricken area of apartheid South Africa.
Kerzner's modern empire has expanded with extravagant casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Bahamas, Mauritus, France, and a Native American site in Connecticut.
An alleged bribery scheme involving the Jewish mayor of Capetown, David Bloomberg, in 1986 held up -- for a while -- his United States investments.
"Sun City," notes reporter Jay Clarke, "started out as a 'Sin City,' a place where South Africans could let their hair down because it was located then in the so-called 'independent homeland' of Bophuthatswana.
Gambling, show-girl revenues, and prostitution were the lures." [CLARKE, p. TR1]
"If ever there was an appropriate setting for corruption it is Sun City," noted the (London) uardian,[BERESFORD, p. 18]
One of the Israelis who made millions off the immoral socio-political system surrounding Sun City is Shabtai Kalmanovitch; he worked as an "economic advisor" to Bophuthatswana' s dictator. [BERESFORD, p. 18] )
In recent years Sun City has attempted to diversify by creating a family-oriented "Lost City" adventure park adjoining the casino.
"The patent reason why the Lost City has been designed as a family playground and entertainment centre," says the (London) Guardian, is that it entices the public into gaming.
The corridors leading to the main casino even feature children's versions of slot machines -- game machines -- which could with some justification be described as nursery slopes inculcating the joys (or otherwise) of adult addiction to the one-armed bandits in the the main 'treasure hall.'" [BERESFORD, p. 18]
Many Jewish ) mob figures were also involved in the gambling industry in Cuba until the communist revolution destroyed their operations.
"After the loss of Cuba and the clampdown on the Mafia by the Kennedy Justice Department," notes Dan Moldea, "Meyer Lansky and the organized crime syndicate had targeted the Bahamas as its new off-shore gambling and narcotics empire." [MOLDEA, 1989, p. 128]
In the casino/resort/hotel world of the Bahamas, and its criminal underworld, Jews have also been prominent. Among those who find a place in Alan Block's book about organized crime on these islands are
* Louis Arthur Chesler who "served as [mobster] Lansky's point man ...
Among Chesler's criminal specialties was the handling of stolen
securities." [p. 34-35]
* Morris Mac Schwabel, a Manhattan attorney, formerly convicted of
securities fraud. [p. 36]
* Joseph Jacob Frankel, who in the early 1960s "teamed up with Charles
'Ruby' Stein and [Italian mafioso] Nicholas 'Jiggs' Farlano who were major organized crime figures." [p. 89]
* Arthur Millgram, president of Automated Ticket Systems (it had contracts with the New York lottery system), who was murdered in 1977. [p. 91]
* Joel Mallin, a lawyer who had "ties to the mob." [p. 91]
* Irving Kahn, partner with "mob attorney Morris Shenker." [p. 95]
* C. Gerald Goldsmith, who "was the Board Chairman of the [Nassau]
Port Authority, DEVCO, and several related firms. This put him in the middle of one of the largest political payoff scams in the Bahamas.... One of his duties was the illegal siphoning of company funds into the hidden bank accounts for political payoffs." [p. 95, 98]
* Ben Novack, owner of Miami's Fountainbleau hotel, who was an "associate of prominent gangsters Lansky, Coppola, and others including Max Eder, a loanshark and suspected labor racketeer with a history of gambling, robbery, narcotics, and homicide arrests." [p. 115]
* "Cleveland racketeers Morris Kleinman and Moe Dalitz." [p. 116]
* Burt Kanter, a lawyer who had "direct ties to organized crime. [p. 162]He was a senior member of the law firm Kanter, (Milton) Levenfeld, (Charles) Lippitz and (Roger) Baskes.
* Allen Dorfman, who was "murdered in 1985 to prevent him from talking about mob investments ... [He] was in the same league as Glick, Shenker, and Malnik." [p. 164]
Even among many of the most vicious Jewish thugs, worldwide collectivist Jewish loyalty usually finds expression.
"During Israel's war of independence," says Gerald Krefetz, "[Meyer Lansky] killed an arms exporter who was selling to Arab countries.
Lansky has contributed substantial funds from his gambling fortunes to Jewish causes, particularly to the United Jewish Appeal." [KREFETZ, p. 116]
"A Jew should lead a normal life and a proud life," Lansky once remarked, "... I've been ready at any time in my life to defend myself against insults to Jews or to me as a Jew." [SARNA, Jewish, p. 55]
In Russia, in warring leading to the Communist revolution, "real life gangster [Jewish] Misha Yaponchik ... helped to defend Odessa's Jews from the Whites [loyal to the Tsar] but was afterwards killed by the [Communist] Reds." [SICHER, p. 172]
In England, Jewish criminal Jacob Comacho (aka Jack Spot) started "to establish the reputation for violence that would cause his rise. He called himself the "King of Aldgate."
"When Oswald Mosley's Fascists started to infest the East End [of London] chanting, 'We gotta get rid of the Yids,' Spot became a local hero, taking a lead-weighted chair leg to inflict a savage beating on one of Mosely's roughnecks at the battle of Cable Street.
Spot's exultant recollection of the incident from his placid law-abiding retirement in the '80s was still capable of startling a young journalist by the revelation of relished brutality ... He liked to think of himself as the strong man who could be sent for by any Jewish businessman in trouble anywhere, from Glasgow to London.
He would then bash the businessmen's enemies, and in return help himself to clothing, food and drink, and spare cash as he needed it. Rabbis recommended him to their congregations, as Spot tells it." [FIDO, M., 2000, p. 32-33]
"During Prohibition," notes Israeli scholar Robert Rockaway, "fifty per cent of the leading bootleggers were Jewish, and Jewish criminals financed and directed much of the nation's narcotics traffic ...
At the same time, a number of these mobsters, quietly and without publicity, defended and assisted the Jewish community.
Despite their aversion to 'these black sheep of Israel,' many ordinary Jews appreciated the gangster's protection, whereas communal leaders accepted and sometimes solicited their aid.'" [ROCKAWAY, p. 215]
Jewish mobster Mickey Cohen, for instance, was particularly active in raising money for the Jewish terrorist group IRGUN in its attacks against the British (and Arabs) in Palestine. [BIRMINGHAM, p. 281]
"Just how aware, in 1947," says Stephen Birmingham, "American Jews were aware of the role of organized crime in the fight for an independent Israel is unclear.
Probably most were not aware. Those who were, numbed by reports of the Holocaust that were at last appearing in the American media, preferred to look the other way or to take the attitude that the end justifies the means." [BIRMINGHAM, p. 284]
The Jewish criminal underworld was also helpful to Israel in getting weapons to Israel in its early years.
Yehuda Arazi, an arms purchaser for the Haganah organization, even made contacts with the Jewish-based Murder, Inc. gang, looking for help.
"In my busines," said Arazis, "We can't be too fussy who we do business with. Sometimes they're not nice people." [ROCKAWAY, p. 230]
Other underworld contacts arranged for Israeli agents to conceal arms smuggling out of New York City. Jewish criminals even had links to the President of Panama who allowed illegal Israeli arms shipments to sail under the Panama flag. [ROCKAWAY, p. 231]
In 1947 gangster Mickey Cohen helped fund-raising efforts for the terrorist Irgun gang fighting the British in Palestine.
Jewish criminals pooled about $120,000 for the Irgun cause." [ROCKAWAY, p. 232-233]
Jewish gangsters like Allie Tennebaum, says Rich Cohen, "did live to see the emergence of a strong Israel, and they must have seen it as something to rejoice over, proof that not everything the gangsters believed in was wrong." [KAUFMAN, G., p. 2]
Susan Berman, daughter of gangster David Berman, wrote that her father was, as Jonathan Sarna notes, "a Jewish role model." He was "extremely proud of being Jewish," notes Ms. Berman, " ...He felt that for a Jewish child to be properly brought up, there must be a synagogue, a rabbi, and a cantor in evidence." [SARNA, JEWISH, p. 55]
Another Jewish author, Rich Cohen, romanticizes gangster murder as some kind of affirmative act of redemption, delighting in Jewish violence so strongly that he can write:
"When [Abe] Reles took a mark [murdered someone], he was not just ending a life: he was expressing the essential freedom of the Jew in America." [KAUFMAN, p. 2]
"America," wrote another Jewish author, Albert Fried, about Jewish gangsters,” is embracing Bugsy Siegel's vision; his martyrdom [he was murdered by other mobsters] was not in vain." [SARNA, JEWISH, p. 55]
"Bombast of this sort," complains Jonathan Sarna in a review of Fried's volume, "is obviously meant, in part, to pander to a potential Jewish audience, trying to fashion for it folk heroes of the same 'gentleman-bandit' type as non-Jews enjoy.
Jewish criminals are thus portrayed as being proud of their heritage, big givers to charity, and strong supporters of the state of Israel." [SARNA, JEWISH, p. 55]
Is this an artificial portrayal that Jewish gangsters were integral to, and respected by, many in Jewish neighborhoods, and loyal to the burgeoning state of Israel?
After the assassination of gangster Big Jack Zelig in 1912, during his New York City funeral procession "the streets of all around Broome Street were jammed," said Jewish detective Abe Schoenfeld, "A choir consisting of twelve singers conducted by Cantor Goldberg of Newark, New Jersey, sang their Jewish hymns as the procession proceeded down Delaney Street to the bridge.
There was an unbroken line of people covering the sidewalk watching the funeral. Only the funeral of Rabbi Joseph (a revered spiritual leader) surpassed this --the funeral of Jack Zelig." [ROCKAWAY, p. 217]
In Chicago, the death of criminal Samuel "Nails" Morton attracted "five thousand Jewish mourners, including rabbis [who] accompanied Morton's hearse to the cemetery.
Local reporters wanted to know why so many Jews would attend the funeral of a notorious gangster." [ROCKAWAY, p. 218]
The reason, argues Robert Rockaway, is an old one: Jewish unity against non-Jewish enemies.
Between both the Jewish criminal underworld and respectable Jewry, there were especially strong feelings of solidarity against anti-Jewish right-wing political movements.
In the 1930s, for example, prominent gangster Meyer Lansky was solicited by a New York City judge and former Congressman, Nathan Perlman, and New York's most famous rabbi, Stephen Wise, to arrange violent attacks against pro-German groups in America. [ROCKAWAY, p. 220, COHEN, R., p. 190] ]
As late as 1992 the Synagogue of the Suburban Torah in Livingston, New Jersey, sponsored a tribute occasion in honor of a Jewish gangster, Max "Puddy" Hinkes, who had decades earlier organized violent Jewish mobster attacks upon pro-Nazi sympathizers in the area. [ROCKAWAY, p. 223]
In Minneapolis, "gambling czar" David Berman led Jewish underworld assaults upon pro-Nazi conferences in the 1930s [ROCKAWAY, p. 224]; likewise, Mickey Cohen instigated similar violence in Los Angeles. [ROCKAWAY, p. 227]
For some Jews, Cohen's claim that he single-handedly beat up two Nazi-types locked in a jail cell with him is welcome legend. [COHEN, R., 1999, p. 191]
Even Jack Ruby, assassin of JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, with several friends, frequently attempted to disrupt rallies of the German-American Bund. One acquaintance reported that Ruby was responsible for 'cracking a few heads' of Bund members.
Apparently he joined in this activity for ethnic rather than political reasons. The young men in the group were not organized adherents of any particular political creed, but were pool hall and tavern companions from Ruby's Jewish neighborhood who gathered on the spur of the moment to present opposition when they learned that pro-Nazi and anti-Semitic Bund movement was planning a meeting." [WARREN COMMISSION, 1964, p. 696]
"From Arthur Rothstein and Meyer Lansky to their modern day successors in the Americas, Israel or the Soviet Union," says Joel Kotkin, "Jewish criminals have succeeded in everything from murder for hire to smuggling.
Yet, even in crime, both emphasis and cultural preference lay with the successful use of sechel (smarts) rather than brute force." [KOTKIN]
It is curious that Kotkin concedes a Jewish criminal tradition but accepts another mythology about modern Jewry - that Jews were/are smart, but never violent.
One of the many Jewish mobsters recruited to help Israel was Bugsy Siegel. "Siegel," says Robert Rockaway, "remained enthusiastic about violence. Even after he became a major crime boss, he wanted to do the killing himself rather than simply arrange matters.
This may explain his willingness to help Israel once he learned that Jews were willing to kill to achieve their state." [ROCKAWAY, p. 231]
Other exceptionally prominent Jewish murderers in America's criminal underworld included Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, head of Murder, Inc., and "one of the most vicious gangsters in the annals of American crime ..
Between sixty and eighty men died on Lepke's orders. They were burned in gasoline, buried in quicklime, shot, stabbed with ice picks, or garroted." [ROCKAWAY, 1993, p. 17]
Lewis "Pretty" Amberg "was one of New York's best known killers, having 'rubbed out' from eighteen to a hundred men, no one knew for sure." [ROCKAWAY, 1993, p. 22]
Charley Workman "was said to have killed twenty men ... he was so expert at assassination." [ROCKAWAY, R., 1993, p. 193]
Harry "Pittsburg Phil" Strauss was "perhaps the most famous professional killer in American gangster history ... [He] killed over 100 (some say over 400) men from the late 1920s to 1940s, making him the most prolific killer in New York." [ROCKAWAY, R., 1993, p. 149]
"Detroit police," adds Robert Rockaway, "credit the [the all-Jewish Detroit] Purple Gang with over 500 killings, more than the Capone mob.
This caused Herbert Ausbury, a historian of American crime, to call the gang 'the most efficiently organized gang of killers in the United States.'" [ROCKAWAY, R., 2001, p. 113-]
Rich Cohen, who wrote a book about Jewish crime, noted his own family's reaction to what he discovered in his research:
"They really had no idea just how bad [Jewish criminals] were. I didn't really know how violent they were, or how many people they killed or how many times they were arrested.
You come to see them as people. Even within that world, some of them were worse than others. With some, it was just the situation. And some of them were just killers." [KERNICKY, p. 1E]
Cohen also noted that some of New York's Jewish gangsters gathered at his grandmother's restaurant:
"When I told [my grandmother] of my interest in writing about the restaurant and also about the gangsters and their table in back, her face clouded over, 'They'll kill you,' she said, 'These men, they're not like you. They'll kill a boy like you.' When I pointed out that these men --Reles, Strauss, Goldstein, Maione, Abbandando -- were long dead, she shook her head and said, 'They'll kill you.'" [COHEN, R., 1999, p. 35]
Yet, adds Cohen, "When [Abe] Reles and the boys were hanging out at my grandparents' diner and the cops came by, my great-grandmother would hide their guns in the onions.
She hated gangsters, but she hated people she thought hated Jews more." The endemic anti-Semites Cohen refers to here are generic policemen. [COHEN, R., p. 156]
A Jewish columnist, Brian Viner, at Great Britain's Jewish Chronicle notes Rich Cohen's look into Jeish criminal history, like this:
"That I know all this is thanks largely to my estimable cousin Ben, a fount of information on Jewish gangster matters. I phoned him the other night and he told me, just as I might tell someone that Arensal are top the league by a point, that of 60,000 Jews living in Argentina by the 1920s, 9,000 were involved in prostitution rackets.
You have to admit it's a conversation stopper. Ben -- a big fan of Rich Cohen's book 'Tough Jews,' not the least for its story of Red Levine, a hitman who wouldn't kill anyone on Shabbat -- is a Glaswegian, whose own father was threatened with imprisonment in 1916 for his involvement in a gambling den. And, according to Ben, some of the nastiest loan sharks in pre-war Glasgow were Jewish." [VINER, B., 11-29-02, p. 37]
Jewish author Gloria Deutsch also notes today's Jewish blinders to their inglorious turn-of-the-century American past:
"We were always conditioned to believe Jews didn't do these things, but here is Sandy Sadowsky [author of My Life in the Jewish Mafia] with her hair-raising stories of gangland murders, prostitution, rackets, strong-arm men -- the shtarkers who exacted revenge and protected their bosses -- and one wonders if believing in the myth of Jewish crimelessness (other than a spot of fraud here and there) wasn't anything more than a huge collective ostrich act." [DEUTSCH, p. 7]
Jewish violent criminality today also goes against the popular myths of an absolute non-violence in the Jewish community. "
The concept of Jewish convicts serving serious jail time," noted the Los Angeles Times in 1995, "runs counter to a popular stereotype that Jewish felons tend to be nonviolent types who serve their sentences in minimum security cells ... Jews outside of prison often find this [fact of Jewish murderers] hard to deal with."
"The people who know about it are kind of amazed," Howard Cohn, a part-time rabbi at the Pennsylvania State Corrections Institute told the Times. "They can't believe there are really Jews in a prison like this." [BEALE, p. A5]
In the most sensational genre, New York serial killer David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam") was Jewish (he was adopted by a Jewish family as an infant),
as was Joel Rifkind [EFTMIADES, p. 75] of Long Island, who into the early 1990s strangled to death at least 17 women, mostly New York prostitutes. "He went, picked up a prostitute, had sex with her, killed her, and dumped her." [EFTIMIADES, p. 90-91]
In the 1920s, one of America's most sensational crimes, splashed all over the country's newspapers, was that of the Leopold and Loeb boys:
"A pair of wealthy young members of Chicago's Jewish bourgeoisie in the early 20s, they kidnapped a young man, Bobby Franks, and murdered him as a kind of Nietzchean experiment; after their arrest, it was revealed that they had a sexual relationship too." [BARBOUR, D., 1998] At the time, it was popularized as "the crime of the century." [ABRAHAMSEN, D., 1983, p. 41]
Amy Fisher, who received a great deal of press in New York tabloids as the "Long Island Lolita," was jailed in 1992 for shooting the wife of her lover. [PORTER, B., 5-11-99, p. A6]
Even in an Orthodox religious community, in 1990, the Jewish Week ran an article about today's New York Satmar Chasidic community, "notorious for its violent actions against other Jewish groups [which] has imploded into a war against itself. Pitting supporters of the deceased Satmar Rabbi against supporters of his successor ...
In the Brooklyn area of Williamsburg, home to more than 30,000 Satmars, four cars belonging to one faction were set on fire last week, while as many as 500 Satmars watched and cheered. Three Satmars, in one of the burning cars, needed to be rescued by police, who were also trying to control the Satmar onlookers." [MARK, J, Satmar]
Satmar violence against others has increasingly spread against non-Jewish neighbors.
"Recent years," wrote Jonathan Mark in 1990, "have seen an explosion of tension between all chasidim and their Black and Hispanic neighbors.
Most recently, Hispanic groups have complained that the Satmars act like they have the right of eminent domain over Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, where many Satmars reside.
They have charged that chasidic men have sexually harassed non-Jewish women, that chasidic security patrols are actually racially motivated vigilantes." [MARK, SATMAR, p. 4]
In the more overtly political context (and not Orthodox), in an entire book about assassinations (limited only to those deemed "political") carried out by Jews in Palestine/Israel from 1882 to 1988, Israeli scholar Nachum Ben David itemizes 91 cases of "assassination events" committed by Jews.
(An assassination is defined by this author in his title as "a rhetorical device for justice"). Most murder victims were other Jews who were considered traitors/collaborators/squealers/informers." [BEN DAVID, p. 418]
"We are not dealing with a lone fanatic killer [in these cases]," stresses Ben David, "but with a premeditated planned act, committed by a group or by a representative of a group." [BEN YEHUDA, p. xxi]
Aside from a possible volume about Jewish gangster murders, no doubt a similar volume could be created about Jewish assassinations under the auspices of Russian communism.
Just before, and after, the creation of the Soviet state, assassinations by Jews, in one form or another, sometimes as secret police agents, are many.
Mark Zborowsky, for instance, (a later immigrant to America where he became a university professor), in league with fellow Jews Naum Eitingon and Grigory Rabinovich, was instrumental in the operation to murder Trotsky's son, Lev Sedov. [VAKSBERG, p. 96]
In 1904, the Russian Minister of Interior, Vlacheslav Plehve, also fell to a Jewish assassin. [LINDEMANN, A., 1997, p. 296]
In 1906, in the Russian town of Grodno, "Jewish partisans assassinated the Russian district commander of police."
In 1908, the chief of police from another town, Bialystok, came to Grodno. This time, "the Jew who tried to shoot him died in prison." [LACEY, p. 18]
In September of 1911 another Jewish assassin, Dmitry Bogrov, shot and killed Pyotr Stolypin, a prominent Russian official, at the Kiev Opera Theatre. [SINGER, N, p. 2]
Another Jewish would-be killer, Fanya Kaplan, also shot V. I. Lenin through the neck in a failed assassination attempt in early communist Russia, saying that he had "betrayed the Revolution." [LEVYTSKY, p. 29]
On the same day, "the Cheka leader Uritsky was shot to death in August 1918 by a distinguished Jewish poet and army officer named Kannegiesser who 'was revolted by the fact that so many of the Bolsheviks were Jewish.'" [WEYL, N., 1968, p. 198]
In 1926, another Jewish assassin, Shalom Schwartzbard, murdered Ukrainian nationalist Symon Petlura, in Paris. (Petlura was in exile from his homeland; he formerly led the Ukrainian army against Bolshevik attack).
As noted earlier, a Jewish woman was also a member of the team that assassinated Tsar Alexander II.
And, as noted before also, those who directed (and participated in) the murder of the royal family during the Russian Revolution were also largely Jewish.
Even in Argentina, "on May Day 1909, during a workers' demonstration in Buenos Aires, a Jewish anarchist murdered a local police chief," thereby igniting anti-Jewish rioting. [SACHAR, H., 1985, p. 281]
Elsewhere, during the rise of Nazi fascism in Germany, notes Franklin Ford, "paradoxically, during their movement's first years in power, Nazis were the victims, not the perpetrators of two sensational murders of German's residing in foreign parts." [FORD]
In 1936 a Nazi official in Switzerland, Wilhelm Gustloff, was assassinated by a Jewish student, David Frankfurter. In 1938 Ernst von Rath, a German embassy official in Paris was killed by Herschel Grynszpan.
The Nazis used this act as reason to respond with intensified savagery to the German Jewish population. Years earlier, in 1918, long before the Nazis came to power, a Russian Jew, Yakov Blumkin, assassinated the German ambassador to Moscow, Count Mirbach. [SUDOPLATOV, p. 189]
Kurt Eisner, the Jewish prime minister of Bavaria, was also assassinated in 1918 by Count Arco Valley, "a young man who felt stigmatized by the fact that his mother was Jewish." [GRUNFELD, F., 1996, p. 123]'
As Leon Schapiro notes about late 19th century Russia and the formation of a communist base there:
"When Jews thronged into the party after 1881 the number of Jewish terrorists was very high. There were important Jewish terrorists, like Gershuni, for example, in the socialist revolutionary party which evolved during the present century as the heir of the 'People's Will'
... In more recent times one could cite the extensive Jewish participation in the savageries of the Red Terror of the Cheka [the secret police] -- or even events in Palestine." [SCHAPIRO, L., 1961, p. 152]
In America, in 1892 famous Jewish anarchist Emma Goldman and two comrades decided to assassinate millionaire Henry Clay Frick.
"In desperation [Goldman] tried whoreing [sic] (unsuccessfully) on 14th Street [in New York] to raise the money for a gun, and [Alexander] Berkman went to Pittsburgh to pull the trigger." [SHULMAN, A., 1970, p. 10]
The assassination attempt by Berkman was carried out, but Frick survived his wound.
Also in America, in 1974 Samuel Byck, another Jewish would-be assassin, embarked on a sensationally bizarre suicidal scheme to kill President Richard Nixon.
He murdered a security guard at the Baltimore/Washington airport, stormed into a jet and demanded to the pilots that it take off and follow his orders.
His plan was to crash the plane into the White House. Technically unable to accommodate him, Byck murdered the two pilots before he was, in turn, shot and killed by authorities. [CLARKE, J., p. 128-142]
More famous, of course, in Texas, was Jack Ruby (born Jacob Rubinstein), the (Jewish) murderer of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who is believed to have killed John F. Kennedy. Ruby had interests in six Dallas-area strip-tease clubs.
As Gerald Posner notes: "Ruby often resulted to violence with his employees, and lost the tip of his left index fingers when one bit it off during a scuffle. He beat one of his musicians with brass knuckles, cracked another's head with a blackjack, knocked another's teeth out, and put the club's handyman in the hospital with a severe beating.
To avoid paying the club's cigarette girl $50 in back wages, he threatened to throw her down the stairs until she relented her claim ... He was not above attacking people from behind, kicking men in the groin or face once he had them to the floor, or even striking women ... He was often malicious, forcing beaten victims to crawl out of the club on hands and knees." [POSNER, p. 357]
Paul Krassner also notes this about Ruby:
"Lenny [Bruce, the famous Jewish comic] told me, 'I know other comics who have worked for Jack Ruby - Dig this. They say he has a tattoo of a vagina on his upper arm, and whenever he flexes his muscle, the vagina dilates open." [KRASSNER, P., 1993, p. 60]
Ruby's killing of Oswald erased his looming testimony, as well as any other person's or organization's involvement in the most famous political assassination in American history.
"In Dallas, Texas," noted Jewish scholar Barnet Litvinoff, "a man born with the name Rubinstein who subsequently eliminated its Jewish-sounding suffix took it upon himself to avenge the martyrdom of a President.
He gave his Jewishness as one of the reasons for doing so." [LITVINOFF, B., p. 18] At Ruby's trial, Patrick Dean (the police sergeant in charge of security where Oswald was killed) testified that shortly after the shooting he talked to Ruby about what he had just done.
One of the reasons Ruby killed Oswald, the killer told him, was "because he wanted the world to know that Jews do have guts." [BELLI, p. 167]
When Kennedy was shot, Ruby was in the advertising offices of the Dallas Morning News, troubled by a full page advertisement in that morning's newspaper. As Gerald Posner notes, "The entire page was a black-bordered advertisement, headed in large block letters,
Welcome Mister Kennedy,' and the text accused the President of being a Communist tool. It was signed by 'The American Fact-Finding Committee, Bernard Weissman, Chairman. Ruby was very disturbed that the News should have run such a demeaning advertisement and was dismayed that it was signed by someone with a Jewish name." [POSNER, 1993, p. 371]
Ruby mingled with a variety of underworld figures, and was involved in gun smuggling to Cuba, facts that has fueled in later years a variety of conspiracy theories about who really killed Kennedy.
And for what reason. Jim Marris notes that , "The smuggling of arms to Cuba was overseen by Norman 'Roughhouse' Rothman, a burly associate of Miami's mob boss Santos Trafficante who managed Trafficante's Sans Souci in Havana. At the same time Rothman reportedly was splitting Havana slot machines with [Cuban dictator] Batista's brother-in-law." [MARRIS, p. 391]
In his 1989 investigation of the Kennedy assassination, Marris also devotes an entire chapter entitled, "Did Ruby and Oswald Know Each Other?," itemizing the testimony of those who claimed that the two were not strangers to each other. [MARRIS, p. 402-414]
"There were many signs that Ruby wasn't just a harmless scoundrel," noted Newsweek in 1993, "and the investigation into his background was remarkably -- almost willfully -- shallow.
FBI agents interviewed hundreds of his acquaintances, but they barely followed up on obvious leads about his underworld friends and his trips to Cuba." [BECK, p. 94]
While Ruby was locked in prison and sentenced to death for the murder of Oswald, the London Guardian notes that Ruby "was raving by the end -- there was no bigger conspiracy theorist than Jack Ruby.
He became convinced America had begun a pogrom against the Jews because of what he, or Oswald, or both of them, had done." [BYGRAVE]
|May 6th, 2009||#23|
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Orthodox Jews Rocked by Widespread Sex Abuse Allegations
Orthodox Jewish Community Struggles With Abuse Allegations
Alleged Victims and Advocates Say Sex Abuse Common, Rarely Discussed
By SCOTT MICHELS
May 5, 2009—
When Joel Engelman was 8 years old, he says, he was called from his Hebrew class to the principal's office at his Brooklyn yeshiva, a Jewish religious school. His parents had recently told Rabbi Avrohom Reichman that their son had been abused by an older boy at the school, he says.
But he says the rabbi was not offering to help that day.
When Engelman arrived at the principal's office, he says, Reichman told him to close the door. He told the boy to sit on his lap and began swiveling his chair back and forth, Engelman says. Reichman then touched him, moving from his shoulders down, Engelman claims.
The same kind of abuse went on twice a week for several months before he left the school, Engelman claims in a civil lawsuit filed against the yeshiva, the United Talmudical Academy.
For more than 10 years, Engelman, now 23, kept what he says happened to himself. He left the orthodox community and found new friends. It wasn't until about two years ago, when he says he heard that other boys allegedly had been abused by Reichman, that he tried to do something about it.
But Engelman says the response from religious leaders has been just as disturbing as the alleged abuse. He claims the school's religious leaders told him not to go to the police, and promised to remove Reichman from the school, which they did for a few months.
"They kept telling me, 'Don't go to the police, don't do anything. We've dealt with this before,'" with other teachers, he said. "It really shocked me."
A few days after the statute of limitations for Engelman to file a civil or criminal case against Reichman for abuse passed, the school reinstated the rabbi, the lawsuit claims.
Advocates: Abuse Problem Plagues Orthodox Community
Engelman's is among a handful of publicized cases of alleged abuse within the insular Orthodox Jewish community. But alleged victims and their advocates say it is far from an isolated instance.
The Brooklyn district attorney's office, which last month announced a hotline for alleged Orthodox sex abuse victims, says it has 19 active cases of alleged sex abuse in the borough's Orthodox Jewish community. And advocates say the problem extends beyond Brooklyn.
"If you're a pedophile, just go to one of the orthodox communities. You're probably safest there," said New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, himself an Orthodox Jew. "It's sad for me to say that, but it's true."
Assemblyman 'Inundated' With Calls from Alleged Sex Abuse Victims
When Hikind broached the subject of sexual abuse on his weekly radio show last year, he said he was "inundated" with calls from alleged victims from the United States, Israel and parts of Europe.
ABC News has spoken to Orthodox Jews who claim they were victims of abusers in New York, Baltimore and Illinois, who shared stories of alleged molestation followed by what they described as hostility from community leaders when they sought help.
Hikind says another of Reichman's students, who has not come forward publicly, claims he was abused by the rabbi as a child.
"A lot was attempted, a lot was tried" to remove Reichman from the school, he said. "He is unfortunately still in the classroom."
Lawyer: Abuse Claims Not True
A lawyer for Reichman, Jacob Laufer, said the rabbi "vehemently denies" that he abused any students. He said the school conducted an investigation into Engelman's claims and found that they were "without merit."
A lawyer for the yeshiva said the school would not comment on pending litigation.
Reichman "has been a teacher and principal at that school for decades," Laufer said. "The parent body highly values his services as an educator and they compete among themselves for the opportunity to have their children be in Rabbi Reichmans's class."
Rabbi David Niederman, the head of the United Jewish Organization of Williamsburg, said claims of widespread abuse in the Orthodox community are "nonsense."
"Are there cases where people dont abide by the law? Yes, no question. We are all human. As humans, we have temptations of various sorts. No community is immune to that," he said.
"But we would not and don't tolerate any type of criminality. If a person abuses your child today, he will abuse my child tomorrow or my grandchild. We take that very seriously," he said. "We put our children first. Nobody in his right mind will try to protect somebody who committed a crime. It will turn against you."
Though Hikind and some rabbis have recently been willing to take on the issue, alleged victims say there is still tremendous pressure to keep quiet. Several said community leaders were skeptical of their claims, and said they were told that they and their relatives would never be able to find someone to marry them and that they would become outcasts in their tight-knit communities.
One prominent rabbi, speaking on the condition of anomynity, questioned whether abuse allegations were true.
"If there's a family fight, a dispute in the family, it could start with verbal abuse. What happens next? You know and I know, it becomes 'he raped me,' or whatever," the rabbi said. "If you're telling me there are allegations of abuse, I don't know what 'allegations' really means."
Engelman, now a graphic designer, says he has lost jobs because he spoke publicly about Reichman.
Hikind says nearly all the alleged victims who have contacted him said they were afraid to speak publicly or to prosecutors. He will not publicly release names of alleged perpetrators, though he says he turns over information to prosecutors.
Alleged Victims Say Told Not to Report Abuse to Police
"They are willing to protect the community at the expense of the children," said a woman who claims she was abused by her father, a rabbi, and who asked to be identified only by her first name, Nanette. The woman's father did not return repeated messages seeking comment.
She said that when she began discussing the accusations against her father, her rabbi said if she continued to speak about it publicly, no other Orthodox Jews would be willing to marry any of her siblings. She says her family refused to speak with her.
"My sister told me until I stop the slander, she can't be my sister," she said.
"One of the things they say is when people speak out like this it causes desecration of God's name," she said. "But the real desecration to God is that they are willing to protect the community at the expense of the children."
Tamir Weissberg says he was abused by three Orthodox men over the course of several years.
The first time was at summer camp when he was in the fifth grade, when he said the adult son of the camp director invited him and several other boys into his tent one night and fondled them. He says he never told anyone until years later.
The person he accuses of molesting him was convicted in 2006 of unrelated charges of trying to contact a child over the Internet for sex. He was sentenced to 262 months in prison.
When he was a student in the Midwest, Weissberg says a school administrator allowed him to make phone calls from the administrator's room. One day, Weissberg says, the administrator showed him a pornographic magazine and asked Weissberg to masturbate in front of him.
Similar instances continued for several months, Weissberg says, until he tape recorded the man offering him money to masturbate in front of him.
When he took the tape to the head of the yeshiva, "He said 'If I hear a word of this from anyone I will make your life miserable.' And he took the tape away," Weissberg claims.
The administrator and the school's head rabbi did not return repeated calls for comment.
Weissberg, now 27, says he left school at 15 and returned to Baltimore feeling isolated and depressed. He says his parents were heartened when a family friend began spending time with him.
Weissberg says the friend, a lawyer, invited Weissberg to his apartment to watch a movie. After watching "Fargo," the lawyer suggested watching another movie, and put on a porn film, Weissberg says. "I started screaming, I freaked out," he said.
Weissberg says when he told his rabbi what had happened, the rabbi said he would look into it, but later responded that the lawyer had denied the allegations.
"He was someone I respect and a man of God. For me to have to sit there and tell him that, to no avail, it was a big slap in the face," he said. "I was ignored completely."
He says eventually the lawyer was asked to take a lie detector test and, when he admitted what had happened, he was asked to leave the Baltimore Orthodox community. No criminal charges were ever filed.
The rabbi, Moshe Heinemann, said he did not recall the lawyer admitting what had happened or asking him to leave the community. He declined to discuss the allegations further. Several other Baltimore rabbis declined to discuss the issue of sexual abuse.
"It was really shoved under the rug and ignored. I'm resentful for all that," Weissberg said. "It's something that people always think it's not going to happen to my kid. We don't want to hear about it.
"Unfortunately, we live in a society where there are a lot of sick people," Weissberg said. "Just because you're Jewish doesn't mean you're excluded from that. It's a fact of life of the world we're living in."
Engelman says that after Reichman was reinstated, the school's religious leaders then tried to minimize what had happened. He claims the school told his mother that since the touching was on the outside of Engelman's clothes, it was not a big deal.
Niederman said the school had investigated the allegations and was satisfied that they were not true.
"One would have to be sick in his mind to willingly keep somebody in the school that they know or believe that he committed a crime against children," the rabbi said.
For Engelman, that's not enough.
"Here's a guy who epitomized piety and respect," Engelman said. "It really shocked me. It turned my way of looking at people upside down."
|June 14th, 2009||#24|
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Jewish politician from Montreal arrested for child porn
Montreal Jewish leader arrested
June 1st, 2009
Bill Surkis, a former Quebec director of B’nai Brith Canada, appeared in a Montreal courtroom Friday after police allegedly found 23 suspicious videos on his computer, which he had taken to a repair shop to check for viruses. A shop employee alerted police.
Surkis faces one count of accessing child pornography and another for possession.
Asked by reporters what impact his arrest will have on Montreal’s Jewish community, Surkis said, “They’re going to be disappointed. They know me as a staunch individual. They know that I’ve stood for what is right. I continue to stand for what is right.
“That’s why we’re doing the things that we’re doing so that we can clear my name.”
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|June 14th, 2009||#25|
A Suspected Pedophile Eludes The System - May, 05, 2009
A married Jew with peyos and a black hat, Stefan Colmer used to spend hours, according to reports, reading the Talmud in the main study hall of the Mirrer Yeshiva on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn. While there, he also befriended some boys in and around the yeshiva and, on occasion, invited a few of them to his nearby home.
And, according to a source close to the case, Colmer allegedly sexually abused several of them — in addition to other young boys from the “general neighborhood” near the yeshiva, a law enforcement source believes.
Colmer, 32, who moved to Israel in early 2007, weeks before any of his alleged victims approached the police, was extradited to Brooklyn in January 2008 and is now being held at Rikers Island, awaiting trial on charges that he sodomized two teenage boys, both 13 at the time, on numerous occasions. He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted on all charges.
What isn’t in the criminal charges against Colmer is that, according to numerous sources familiar with the facts, several years before allegedly abusing the two victims named in the May 2007 indictment he was treated in the sex-offender program of a prominent Jewish agency — only to leave of his own volition before his treatment was completed.
Yet, until his arrest in June 2007, Colmer had never been reported by anyone to the police — not by his alleged victims, their parents or community members who knew of allegations against him — a fact confirmed by a law enforcement source who notes that, until 2007, Colmer had a “clean record.”
Further, because Colmer was never reported to the police and thus came to the agency, Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services, without a mandate from the court, when he dropped out of its offender program around 2002, according to friends, Ohel was not required to report him to the authorities for non-compliance.
For the same reason, his activities were not monitored and his name did not appear on any public registries designed to alert the public to those who might pose a danger to children.
The Colmer case and the way it was apparently handled illuminates a controversial debate raging in the Orthodox community in the wake of the cases of Rabbi Yehuda Kolko, Avrohom Mondrowitz and others: whether suspected cases of child sexual abuse should be dealt with “internally” — even if only initially — by rabbis or professionals within the Orthodox community, or whether they should be handed directly over to law enforcement for investigation.
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|June 14th, 2009||#26|
Kosher baker admits molesting boy, released without bail, is expected to get short probation and counseling. Not registered as sex offender. Will be back in bakery Sunday.
June 13, 2009
|June 21st, 2009||#29|
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|June 21st, 2009||#30|
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"You can check out any time you want, but you can never leave"
|September 19th, 2009||#31|
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GOLD GETS PROBATION IN FONDLING OF CHILD; AGREES TO TREATMENT
Published: October 21, 1983
Eugene Gold, the former Brooklyn District Attorney, admitted today that he had fondled the 10-year-old daughter of an Alabama prosecutor and agreed to undergo psychiatric treatment to avoid prosecution.
In exchange for his admission, Mr. Gold was placed on probation for two years. If he remains under psychiatric care during the probation period, the aggravated-rape charge against him will be dropped, Nashville prosecutors said. Conviction on the charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Mr. Gold, 59, signed a statement acknowledging that he fondled the girl on Aug. 16 while attending a national district attorneys convention in Nashville. He had previously denied it. 'Routine Way' of Handling Case
Mr. Gold said in the statement that he ''engaged in unlawful sexual conduct'' with the girl when he first met her on a bus trip during the convention. He later ''engaged in unlawful sexual fondling'' of the child in her room at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, the statement went on.
Thomas H. Shriver, the Nashville District Attorney, said the agreement with Mr. Gold was ''a fairly routine way of handling this type of case.'' He said the girl's family had approved the agreement because they ''felt that a trial would be an additional trauma to a child who already has been subjected to trauma.''
Mr. Shriver said he believed that Mr. Gold would seek psychiatric treatment in Israel, where he has a home.
After signing the agreement in a Nashville court, Mr. Gold told reporters that he was ''very, very relieved to have this behind me.''
He walked out of the court arm-in-arm with his wife, Ronnie. ''I've known my husband since I'm 16 years old, and we have had 36 fantastic years together,'' she said. ''We plan to continue.''
Mr. Gold was Brooklyn's chief prosecutor from 1968 to 1981 and helped prosecute the ''Son of Sam'' murder cases. In May 1981, after four terms as Brooklyn District Attorney, he announced he would not seek re-election and planned to devote himself to Jewish charitable causes.
|September 19th, 2009||#33|
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Both groups are the lowest kind of Life (with an envious hatred for each other).
The Vatican is like a Bank (and a Synagogue) - a Temple of Usury.
|September 20th, 2009||#34|
coast to coast WN
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University Rocked by Alum's Alleged Sex Abuse
Itz got a jewy name, but doesn't look all that jewy to me.
Doulgas Perlitz, seen here in 2004, discusses his work in Haiti during a Fairfield University interview.
To family, friends and Fairfield University alumni and officials, he was the model citizen, a social activist whose decade of work with homeless Haitian street boys earned him an honorary degree from his alma mater.
But when Douglas Perlitz, 39, appeared Friday in federal court in Denver, he agreed to be returned to Connecticut to face a 10-count indictment alleging he used his position in the university-supported Project Pierre Toussaint program to provide shelter, food, money and other gifts to homeless street boys in exchange for sex.
It's a case that has shocked the Jesuit school located in suburban Connecticut, as questions also arise about the whereabouts of the Rev. Paul Carrier, the university's former director of campus ministry and community service, who also served as chairman of the board controlling the school's Haiti Fund. That fund provided much of the money to Project Pierre Toussaint.
Uwire: Fairfield Alum Indicted for Sexual Abuse in Haiti.
A lawyer for the fund told the Connecticut Post that money for the fund "has evaporated."
The indictment against Perlitz alleges that more than $2 million was transferred from the Haiti Fund to an account in Haiti that Perlitz controlled. It is not clear what the money may have been spent on, the lawyer told the newspaper, but Perlitz is portrayed in the indictment as a predator luring the boys with comforts and gifts.
"In order to entice and persuade the children to comply with the sex acts, Perlitz provided the promise of food and shelter and also provided monetary and other benefits, including, but not limited to, U.S. and foreign currency, cellphones, other electronics, shoes, clothes and other items," the indictment says.
Click here to see the Douglas Perlitz Indictment.
Perlitz allegedly groomed the children for sexual acts, serving them alcohol and watching homosexual pornography with them in his private home. Perlitz encouraged the children by telling them not to be ashamed, according to the indictment. At other times, Perlitz would tell the children that he was "crazy," the indictment said.
Perlitz, a resident of Connecticut until just two months ago, founded the Project Pierre Toussaint in Haiti's northern city of Cap-Haitien, the second most populous city in the hemisphere's poorest country, a country in which unemployment exceeds 50 percent.
Perlitz opened two residences for Haitian boys, some as young as 6 years old, reportedly befriending them on the streets and inviting them to live in his homes. Back in the United States, he spoke of his mission work, saying that he had been "inspired" to serve the poor Haitian children, The Connecticut Post reported.
But the federal indictment reveals a much darker side of the smiling, friendly minister.
Perlitz was indicted on seven counts of traveling outside the U.S. for the purpose of engaging in sex with minors and three additional counts of engaging in sexual conduct in foreign places with minors. During his mission work, Perlitz allegedly abused nine of the young boys. Each charge carries a prison term of up to 30 years and a fine of up to $250,000 if convicted.
Although the charges seem inconsistent with the missionary's character, the news has shocked one community in particular where Perlitz was well-known and admired. As an alum of Fairfield University, Perlitz delivered the school's commencement address in 2002 and was presented with an honorary degree.
"Individual members of the University community — faculty, staff, and students — have supported the school with their time, talents, and financial resources, as have community members who participated in services at the University's Chapel," the university said in a written statement. "The charges involved in this case are shocking and very troubling and it is important that the judicial process move forward appropriately."
But Perlitz is not the only prominent Fairfield figure whose name has come up in the investigation. The Rev. Carrier, a close friend of Perlitz at Fairfield University, raised millions for Perlitz's work in Haiti.
From 2002 to 2008, $2 million was transferred from a tax-exempt non-profit run by Carrier to an account that Perlitz controlled in Haiti, according to the indictment. Last year, Carrier was ousted from his position as chairman of the fund's board of directors.
Carrier has not been charged with any crime.
Paul Kendrick, a Fairfield University graduate and abuse victims advocate who grew suspicious on a trip to Haiti in 2003, told the Connecticut Post that he has been frustrated in trying to reach Carrier through the Society of Jesus.
"He would be someone I would want to talk to," Kendrick told the paper. "I'd like to know what did he miss, what did he not see and what should we as the advocates for victims of sexual abuse know?"
nothing says lovin' like a jew in the oven
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"What do you expect? All we got on this team are a bunch a Jews, spics, niggers, pansies -- and a booger-eatin' moron!"
Tanner Boyle - short stop for the Bad News Bears.
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|October 7th, 2009||#35|
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Jew Child Molestor Writes Children's Book
Peter Yarrow follows the blockbuster success of Puff, the Magic Dragon with a picture book version of his beautiful song, “Day Is Done.”
As night falls, animal and human parents everywhere tenderly tuck their children into bed. In the darkness, each child—raccoon, doe, rabbit, field mouse, and a little boy—wonders: Will I be safe? Will you be there for me? And every mommy and daddy responds with the comforting words of Yarrow’s refrain: “Yes, I am here.
Sounds nice, doesn't it? But wait a minute...
Wonder if this book will score him any new "fans" to take "improper liberties" with?
|April 22nd, 2010||#36|
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Hasidic Jew Moshe Spitzer arrested for sexually molesting his male next door neighbor
Posted in March 20th, 2009 by Claudette Rothman in crazy, crime
What is going on in the Jewish Hasidic neighborhoods? Just last week I blogged about a rabbi who had sexually abused his daughter and tried to coerced his son into testifying that he [the son] and his sister had ‘a thing’ going on. And today, there is this story.
24-year-old Hasidic Jew Moshe Spitzer was arrested for sexually assaulting his next-door male neighbor.
The unidentified boy confided in a Yeshiva principal that Spitzer has been abusing him since he was fourteen. The principal encouraged the boy to talk to his parents and after hearing about their son’s abuse, they called the police.
The boy, who is now 18, told New York City police that he met Spitzer several times in motel rooms and apartments.
Police arrested Spitzer slapped him with 123 indictments.
Today, a NY newspaper is reporting that since October of last year, five Hasidic men have been arrested and charged with sexually abusing children between the ages of 7 and 15.
|April 22nd, 2010||#37|
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as muslims are about western porn. They got slaves and wives in numbers, but porn is immoral. In reality I think both are immoral not to mention diseases spreading, and I also believe child molesters should be castrated though I don't know what to do about the female ones?
|April 24th, 2010||#38|
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Just death, period. Do not castrate them or torture them. Just remove them immediately from society and use their body for fertilizer and soap.
|May 6th, 2010||#39|
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Rob Feinstein: Five Years Later
Written by Adam Lash
Saturday, March 07, 2009
NBC 10 News Report - Video
"...and according to his chat log, he thought he was meeting a 14 year old boy."
Those words, spoken by NBC10 news reporter Harry Hairston during the March 3, 2004 broadcast of the 11 o'clock news, sent a shock-wave through the wrestling world. Caught on tape arriving to and fleeing from a bust house that he allegedly believed was the residence of a 14 year old boy named Brandon, Rob Feinstein's life would forever be changed on that March day.
The story of Rob Feinstein is a bizarre, often contradictory one. The video company which he created, RF Video, was founded on flagrant and serial copyright infringement of video footage from around the World, yet Feinstein has always been obsessed with protecting his own footage and product. The very people he has had the greatest contempt for, internet wrestling fans and message board posters, are the same people who he has marketed all of his products to. Even the bust brought about another contradiction: Feinstein had long bragged about women he'd had sexual relations with, yet there he was on the doorstep of a house he thought belonged to a young boy. Simply put, there has always been something off about Rob Feinstein. The only consistent thing about Feinstein has always been that his successes always come with mistakes and failures. It was only a matter of time before his biggest success, the formation of Ring of Honor, was eclipsed by failure.
The birth of Ring of Honor by Feinstein and his colleagues became a necessity when Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) ceased operations, which was a large blow to RF Video. The company relied on a deal with ECW that allowed them to not only tape most of their live events, but it also allowed them to sell their product to the hundreds, if not thousands, of fans that would be in attendance at those events on any given weekend. Attempts were made to substitute ECW with a variety of independent groups, with upstart promotion Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) being the most successful. The relationship with CZW saw RF Video book and pay, out of their own pocket, several ex-ECW wrestlers in an effort to appeal to the customers they were losing as a result of ECW closing. During this same period CZW had made a deal with small video company Smart Mark Video (SMV) to tape and distribute their live events. As both video companies each taped and sold their own versions of CZW events, attempts were made by RF Video to buy into the company. CZW owner John Zandig wasn't interested, likely because the SMV deal was more beneficial. While RF Video would pay a flat fee to tape and sell an event, SMV would set up profit sharing deals with organizations allowing for more financial gains. Most organizations simply didn't trust Feinstein enough to do similar deals with him.
The relationship with CZW quickly fizzled and Feinstein's company was in the same position it was in before. Looking at what worked and what didn't, inspiration came from two different sources: First was the critical praise that tournaments like the "Super 8" and the "King of the Indies" were receiving. These tournaments took some of the best wrestlers from around the country and matched them together in matches that were unique and exciting. Tapes of the events though weren't widely distributed, which meant they weren't seen by many fans outside of those that were in attendance. RF Video could change that. The second inspiration came from a few key members from the roster of Jersey All Pro Wrestling, an organization based in North Jersey that RF Video taped. Once a blood and guts company, Jersey All Pro Wrestling's hardcore style had become targeted by the state of New Jersey and was banned. Forced to change their product they began emphasizing hard hitting and high flying wrestlers like Low-Ki, Homicide, and Da Hit Squad (Mafia and Monsta Mack), all of whom would become centerpieces in the early days of RF Video's venture into promoting wrestling events. The merging of the two ideas led to Ring of Honor, which held their first event on February 23, 2002, in Philadelphia, PA.
Ring of Honor was, at the time of the bust, a critical success but not a financial one. Feinstein's stature in wrestling though had improved and grown from the low point of the '90s where his antics on internet message boards and the overall quality of his product had turned much of the wrestling community against him. On the day he walked up the steps leading to the bust house he was the owner of arguably the second or third largest wrestling organization in the United States and with the help of financial backer Cary Silken, things could only go up from there. Things were going good for him but that would all change the moment a door opened and he found himself on the other side of the camera lens.
The reaction was swift. Fans and wrestling personalities began to distance themselves from Feinstein. Within a day Feinstein had announced he was leaving Ring of Honor and RF Video, though suspicions that he remained involved were high despite the insistence of those involved with the companies. Feinstein himself was telling people that he was still owner, that he was just laying low and that they were just waiting for things to blow over, which just added to the confusion. The general feeling among the wrestlers was that he was still involved, but they weren't sure. Confirmation that he was still involved came in June when Ring of Honor finally severed its ties with Feinstein and RF Video after he was bought out of his Ring of Honor ownership. RF Video would remain his, though by this time the company had little value without the Ring of Honor library and with all the negative attention it had received.
Today Feinstein relies on shoot interviews and the rights he retains to the ECW library as his primary means of making a profit. RF Videos financial situation is unknown, though Feinstein claims that it's doing better than ever, a questionable claim considering the rise in piracy of his products and the negative image he has in the wrestling community, not to mention his history of dishonesty. The company operates with a barebones staff, a far cry from the Ring of Honor days, and signs of cost cutting can be seen in releases where events are taped with two cameras but only one camera operator, among other things. Web traffic has dropped 38.9% in the last year alone, according to web traffic analyst www.compete.com. Most independent groups have opted to go with companies like Smart Mark Video, which both produces and distributes events, or have decided to self release, which has also been a blow to RF Video business. Even one of Feinstein's biggest supporters has gone this route when deciding on how he was going to release his all women shows.
Feinstein has attempted to get involved in running wrestling events again, though each venture to date has failed. His image among those in wrestling is generally negative, though he has found no shortage of people willing to work for him if the money is right. There is also a significant number of people who either believe he was set up or simply don't care. His first attempt at getting back involved in running shows was with Pro Wrestling Unplugged (PWU). PWU and RF Video released a joint statement on June 28, 2005, stating that RF Video was now a partial owner of PWU, however just hours later PWU would back track and announce that they weren't. The relationship quickly fizzled, and Feinstein was soon involved in another organization, Pro Wrestling Elite. The first event Feinstein was involved with had to switch venues on the day of the show when the original building the event was to be held in was bombarded by calls and faxes about Feinstein's involvement. The show though did take place, in front of a couple dozen people, and was, as expected, a failure. Pro Wrestling Elite would go on to run two more shows before its demise. Feinstein would yet again get another chance to become involved in a promotion when Velocity Pro Wrestling brought him in as booker in the fall of 2008. His involvement wouldn't even last a show as the two sides parted ways before what was supposed to be his first event.
For five years Feinstein has alternated between claiming innocence and pretending like the NBC10 incident never happened. Defenders say that he was never charged with anything stemming from the incident. They are right, he hasn't. He also hasn't followed through with the legal action he said he'd be taking against NBC10 and Perverted-Justice, the same legal action he used as an excuse for not answering certain questions about the incident. Personally, if I was wrongly accused of trying to solicit sex from a minor on an NBC affiliate in the fourth largest television market in the country, I'd do everything I could possibly do to clear my name. To date the only interviews he's given about the issue were to a site in which he is a heavy advertiser on. Is this irrefutable evidence that he is guilty? No, but are we to ignore the video, the chat transcript or the fact that the Perverted-Justice group that assisted in the Feinstein bust has helped convict 318 child predators since June 2004? Rob Feinstein will not be convicted for his actions in a court of law, but what about the court of public opinion? You be the judge on that one.