SWC stands with Lakewood Jewish Community after vicious anti- Semitic attack

April 12, 2022

 SWC’s Eastern Director Michael Cohen speaking at a Lakewood Township and Ocean County press conference
 SWC commends local law enforcement and volunteer agencies

SWC’s Eastern Director Michael Cohen stood in solidarity with Lakewood Township and Ocean County elected and community leadership including senior members of regional law enforcement agencies at a press conference yesterday discussing the vicious hate crime perpetrated Friday evening.

The press conference was in response to the violent attack of three Jewish men in a string of hate crimes that began with a carjacking in Lakewood on Friday afternoon. Police officials announce that while the victims are critical they are all now stable and expected to recover.

SWC commended local law enforcement and volunteer agencies who ensured the quick apprehension of Dion Marsh who is accused of carrying out the attacks. SWC at the same time would like to commend the elected officials representing Lakewood who were present at the press conference for their strong statements demonstrating that the region will have absolutely no tolerance for hate crimes and crimes against the Jewish community.

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization numbering over 400.000 members. It holds consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the OAS and the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO).

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