Posted on April 2, 1998 In Press Releases

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America praises remarks and a legal settlement rendered by New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani with regard to riots that occurred in the Crown Heights section
of Brooklyn in 1991.

Orthodox Union president, Dr. Mandell I. Ganchrow, issued the following statement:

The legal action that was pursued by victims of the Crown Heights riots of 1991 sought nothing more than justice and compensation for the victims who suffered injury and damage during those riots. By settling this legal action on behalf of the City with an apology for its failure to adequately protect the Jews of Crown Heights from the rioters and monetary compensation toward the injuries sustained by the victims, Mayor Giuliani is properly discharging the highest responsibilities of the mayoralty. By taking these steps, Mr. Giuliani has clearly demonstrated this City’s commitment to providing equal protection and justice for all of New York’s communities. is the responsible stewardship of the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York.