The Crown Heights Riots — Mistakes Were Made

Crown Heights is a densely populated community in Brooklyn, New York City. The Community has a large percentage of African Americans and Caribbean Americans living in it. Crown Heights also contains a significant number of Hasidic Jews. On Monday, August 19,1991, Yosef Lifsh was driving a station wagon with three passengers, as part of a three-car motorcade of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the leader of…