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What Bill de Blasio Has Wrought: Couple Arrested For Anti-Semitic Hate Crime in Brooklyn

Jeff Katz
May 12, 2020 - 11:16 am

A New York City couple was arrested for shouting anti-Semitic slurs at three Hasidic Jewish men in Brooklyn and trying to rip off their face coverings while blaming them for the spread of the Chinese coronavirus.

Paulo and Clelia Pinho, of Queens, were charged with hate crimes for the incident that occurred around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Paulo Pinho initially called 911 to report a large gathering, according to the NYPD. 

He and his wife reportedly then got out of their car, attacked the three men and starting shouting slurs while attempting to take off their face coverings. 

During the incident, one of the suspects allegedly shouted, "You’re the reason why we’re getting sick."