“I miss him,” Devorah Halberstam said of her son, Ari, who died at 16 in a hail of bullets as the van he and other Hasidic Yeshiva students were riding in approached the Brooklyn Bridge. “He never had a chance.”
Halberstam also blasted the convicted killer, Rashid Baz, saying he should have faced hate-crime and terrorism charges to send a message to other would-be terrorists.
“They knew right away this was an international incident,” Halberstam said. “But back then, terrorism wasn’t on the radar screen.”