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Sunday, October 14, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: JEWISH Teen Brutally Beaten By NYPD Officers

CROWN HEIGHTS  — On Monday evening, October 8, 2012, police were called about a man who was sleeping in the lounge of the ALIYA Center on East New York Ave. The caller may have mistakenly believed that the homeless man, Ehud H. Halevi, was loitering on the center’s property without permission.

ALIYA (Alternative Learning Institute for Young Adults) is a synagogue and outreach center for troubled youth in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Two officers from the 71st precinct, one male and one female, arrived and woke the man. Confused as to why he was being accosted by police, the man refused the officers’ attempts to escort him outside, insisting that he had permission to be there and asking that they allow him to prove it.

His pleas fell on deaf ears, and they proceeded to place him under arrest.

When he resisted arrest, the male officer flew into a rage and began to beat the defenseless man. As can be seen in the video below, the officer assumed a boxing stance and then lurched towards his victim, pummeling him from all sides.

Over the next couple of minutes the man is also pepper-sprayed and beaten with a truncheon by the female officer, all while posing no threat to the officers’ well-being whatsoever.

After a good two minutes of sadistic thrashing, the officers are joined by a squadron of their peers, and successfully put him in handcuffs and under arrest.

A source confirmed with me that the man had full permission to be there, and had been living there for a month without any trouble. It is unknown who called the police or why.

Adding insult to injury, the man is being charged with assault on a police officer(!) - a felony - which can bring a sentence of 5 years in prison upon conviction.

He is also facing four Misdemeanor charges and four violations, including trespassing, resisting arrest and harassment.

He has been released on bail.

ALIYA declined to comment on the matter in any official capacity.

The above video was obtained with the assistance of TOT Private Consulting Services.



  1. Did the cops know they were being taped. Any jury would award this guy a couple of hundred thousand dollars unless there was a real reason they had to use this guy as a punching bag. I hope this gets on you tube today.

  2. Who was the guy with the baseball hat at the beginning of the vid?
    Which organization's residence was this?
    If he had permission why was he not in a proper bed as legally he is supposed to be if he was a special needs individual, if he was an employee, he was not supposed to be sleeping...
    too many questions, but the cop sure looked like he was pissed and wanted a fight

  3. Poor guy. The cop who beat him better be fired!

  4. A few comments. I am an ex police officer and was wondering about the man with the cap also. The victim in this case didn't appear to have made any overt threatening actions to the officers. He might have been being belligerent but no aggressive or threatening moves were presented at any time, even while being pummeled by the cops. The cop had no legal authority to use that type of force on a person who was passively resisting. The would be aloud to arm bar him to the ground, or some type of pressure point control to effect his arrest. The use of pepper spray would have and should have been their first course of action towards him after he would not let them arrest him. Legal or not.. But the beating and the baton hitting way over board..AS to the cavalry that came in and finally subdued him, they have know idea what was going on and only reacted to the information they had and did nothing wrong imo...
    Seems the victim though wasn't too impressed, at least in his inebriated state when they were done.
    IMO not sure of the particulars of the arrest but the force was excessive.. for sure..

  5. The cops will get away with it. They always do. The NYPD is out of control. Tooo much us vs. them mentality. They need to be reminded they are public servernts, not masters of the public.