Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Hate Crime Charges Filed In Hanukkah Stabbing Spree

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced yesterday that it has filed federal hate crime charges in the Hanukkah mass stabbing attack at a Rabbi's home in Monsey, NY last week.  The criminal complaint (full text) charges Grafton Thomas with 5 counts of obstruction of the free exercise of religious beliefs involving an attempt to kill and use of a dangerous weapon. The affidavit supporting the complaint says that a handwritten journal containing anti-Semitic views was recovered from the suspect's residence. Washington Post reports on these developments.