Democrat Ben Akselrod, a candidate for New York 45th Assembly seat, sent out thousands of mailers to constituents forewarning about the increase crime in the “Negrohood”:
I am running for Assembly because I believe the number one job of that office is to keep the community safe. The current assemblyman has allowed crime to go up over 50% in our negrohood so far this year. I am fighting for video cameras throughout our community to protect our seniors who are the most vulnerable; and cut down on anti-Semitic attacks in our community. I will also make sure the mayor gives our community more police to patrol our streets.
Axelrod is a Caucasian Jew running in a predominantly Jewish district. According to the latest Compstat report issued by the 61st precinct and 60th precinct, which overlaps the 45th Assembly district, crime has only gone up 43.7% and 6.9% respectively.