President Obama meet Mayor David Dinkins

Dr. Joseph Frager,

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Dr. Joseph Frager
The writer is a leading American pro-Israel activist who sponsors and coordinates many Zionist events. He is clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases) at the Einstein School of Medicine as well as a practicing physician.

The events unfolding across America  are reminiscent of New York in 1991 when David Dinkins was Mayor of New York. Chaos seemed back then to reign supreme. Murders in New York in 1990 were at an all-time high (up 17.8% from the year before totaling 2245 killed compared to only 324 murdered in New York in 2014).

Truth is it would be great to get this number to zero. In 1991 Lee Brown was the Police Commissioner. Times Square was a squalid festering red-light district and people were afraid to walk out of their homes. Squeegee Men harassed motorists at every intersection. New York as a microcosm of America at that time was in financial distress and moral decay. The Crown Heights Riots occurred between August 19th-21st 1991. Yankel Rosenbaum, a Religious Jew and a Doctoral Student from Australia was brutally murdered by a mob of 20. Lemrick Nelson was the one who Yankel Rosenbaum pointed out as the one who stabbed him. The Mayor of New York was nowhere to be found. He essentially allowed the rioters to wreak havoc for 3 days. It was Rudy Giuliani who rose to the occasion.

I remember well accompanying Mr. Giuliani to Crown Heights one Sunday afternoon to criticize Mayor Dinkins for his inaction. It was most likely that the Crown Heights Riots fired up New Yorkers to elect Rudy Giuliani as the Mayor in 1993. The cold blooded murders of five Dallas Policemen and the wounding of 9 others(7 Policemen) is a very dangerous escalation of an out of control situation.

The President has not at all controlled or contained this eruption and unrest. If anything he has fanned the flames even more so. He has not condemned the onslaught against the Police nearly enough. The Police are not perfect. They are human beings and they make mistakes but they bring law and order to society. The President should be standing up for the Police like never before after Dallas. He has failed to do so.

It sends the wrong messages. David Dinkins made the same mistake in 1991 even if the situations are different. His inaction and lack of condemnation of the Yankel Rosenbaum murder changed the mindset of the electorate. Hilary Clinton by virtue of her connections to the Obama machine will not stop the chaos either. She may well make it worse. Rudy Giuliani was able to turn things around. He has endorsed Donald Trump for President. There is talk he will be appointed the head of Homeland Security if Mr. Trump wins. Mr. Trump will stop the murder of Policemen. He will also reduce the number of murders across America. He will stand up for Law Enforcement. America will not only be Great Again but Safe Again.  



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