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American Jewish Medical Association and StandWithUs Demand Justice after Antisemitic Subway Incident in New York

The American Jewish Medical Association and StandWithUs call on New York City authorities to prosecute suspects who terrorized Jewish passengers on the NYC Subway System on June 10, 2024, and appoint a special prosecutor to address antisemitic hate crimes.

 


The Honorable Kathy Hochul, Governor of New York State

NYS State Capitol Building, Albany, NY 12224


Letitia James, New York State Attorney General

NYS State Capitol Building, Albany, NY 12224


Damian Williams, US Attorney for the Southern District of New York

26 Federal Plaza, 37th Floor, New York, NY 10278


Alvin Bragg, Manhattan 37th District Attorney, New York County District Attorney’s Office

One Hogan Place, New York, NY 10013


Cc: Dean Harrington, MD, Dean, Weill Cornell Medicine



Dear Governor Hochul, Attorney General James, US Attorney Williams, District Attorney Bragg,


The AJMA, representing thousands of Jewish healthcare professionals and trainees across the country, and StandWithUs, an international, non-partisan education organization that supports Israel and fights antisemitism, together demand that the District Attorney’s office prosecute to the fullest extent of the law the suspects who terrorized Jewish passengers on the NYC Subway System on June 10, 2024.


We understand that one suspect who allegedly participated in this terror campaign has been identified as a lab technician at the Weill Cornell Medicine Rhee Lab.


The AJMA and Stand With Us are becoming more and more concerned as we see increased antisemitism across the country, with many suspects not being prosecuted or held accountable by authorities. This must end now. The AJMA and StandWithUs call on authorities to arrest and prosecute these suspects. We also call on the New York State Attorney General, Governor of the State of New York, and the US Justice

Department to appoint an antisemitism special prosecutor to specialize in and target these hate crimes.


We thank you for your time and attention and hope to hear about next steps. We believe this is truly a matter of safety for patients, students, and medical professionals.



Yael Halaas

Founder and President Michelle Stravitz, Executive Director

American Jewish Medical Association (AJMA) American Jewish Medical Association(AJMA)



Yael Lerman

Director StandWithUs Saidoff Legal Department



 

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