Boro Park Board Adopts Resolution Supporting NYPD

BROOKLYN (Hamodia Staff) - A community board representing Boro Park on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of the New York Police Department.

At the monthly meeting of Community Board 12, a press release said, members “felt it important” to support New York’s Finest during “this time of turmoil in our city.”

“Although it’s great that we are expressing our support and appreciation for the NYPD tonight,” Board Chairman Yidel Perlstein said, “it shouldn’t take a tragedy to do it.”

“Our community has always had a great relationship with the police officers that protect us,” said District Manager Barry Spitzer …. We are one family and [we] feel this attack personally.”

Also joining in the resolution were local elected officials, including state Sen. Simcha Felder, Assemblyman Dov Hikind and Councilman David Greenfield.

The vote comes days before the funeral near Boro Park of Officer Wenjian Liu, one of two officers shot last weekend by an anti-police protester as they sat in their cruiser during a lunch break. Several elected officials, including Hikind and Felder, called on members of the Jewish community to come to the funeral to show solidarity with the NYPD.

The funeral will take place at 10:00 Sunday morning at 13th Ave. and 65th Street.