Friday, April 07, 2006

Boro Park Riots - Part 8

NY1: In the wake of Tuesday night's riot in Borough Park, one local Assemblyman is looking to take the investigation a step further. State Assemblyman Dov Hikind is asking that all amateur video from the riot be handed over for investigation. Hikind and other community leaders accuse NYPD Chief of Department Joseph Esposito of using racial slurs against the crowds of Jewish people who rallied behind a member of their community. Esposito acknowledges using swear words, but insists no racial slurs were uttered. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is defending him. "I have total confidence in Chief Esposito. Those things, they initially start in a disorderly way,” said Kelly. “I thought it was brought under control fairly quickly and I thought the appropriate tactics were used and the appropriate number of arrests were made for the situation............
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