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Councilman called anti-Semite

A radical Jewish group placed fliers on a New York City councilman’s office door calling him an anti-Semite.The Jewish Defense Organization accused City Councilman Charles Barron, a Brooklyn Democrat, of stirring up memories of the 1991 Crown Heights race riots for his recent vote to name a street for the controversial black activist Sonny Carson. Along with the Rev. Al Sharpton, Carson led street protests in Crown Heights. The street-naming proposal failed.”I believe it rises to the level of a hate crime,” Barron told the New York Post about the fliers, which called for him and his chief of staff to be fired. “All of this over a street name change.”

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