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The Guardian Angels Are Back to Patrol Crown Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — December 29, 2019:

The unarmed crime-prevention group Guardian Angels, who have fought crime in New York City since their founding in 1979, have resumed their patrol of Crown Heights following a series of anti-Semitic attacks. The Guardian Angels organization was founded February 13, 1979, in New York City by Curtis Sliwa. It later spread to over 130 cities and 13 countries worldwide Sliwa originally created the organization to combat widespread violence and crime on the New York City Subway system. The organization originally trained members to make citizen’s arrests for violent crimes. The organization patrols the streets and neighborhoods but also provides education programs and workshops for schools and businesses. While walking through Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights Brooklyn, they were greeted and thanked, stared at, and they shared stories and memories of their activities and the Crown Heights Riots.

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