A man was reportedly arrested on June 15th for allegedly punching a Jewish child on Melrose Avenue.
Eve Barlow, a Los Angeles-based Scottish journalist and Zionist activist, tweeted that “a man punched a visibly Jewish child in the face while he was playing on scooters with his friends.” A friend of hers confronted the assailant before the assailant was arrested.
Additionally, Barlow shared a video of a man walking with a bicycle saying he was going to kill the Jewish child’s family as well as Barlow’s friend’s family.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) told the Journal that the attack took place on Melrose and Formosa; the suspect, identified as Daniel Rankin, 50, faces a felony battery charge and did not say anything about the victim’s religion. The victim, a 12-year-old male, was “was treated at [the] scene and not transported,” according to the spokesperson.
Israeli actress Noa Tishby tweeted, “Another antisemitic attack in Los Angeles. This time on a CHILD. THIS IS HAPPENING ALL THE TIME. Where is the outrage? Where are all the social justice keyboard warriors? Why is it that all we hear are crickets?”