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Councilman asks to rename Brooklyn New York street after murdered Orthodox Jew

By Mason White 4:20 AM February 7, 2013
Yoseph Robinson 

By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A New York politician is demanding that a street be named after a murdered ultra-Orthodox Jewish man, according to a press release by a councilman.

Councilman Jumaane Williams, wants to honor the tragically murdered Yoseph Robinson, a former hip-hop artist turned Orthodox Jew, by renaming the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Avenue J, in his honor, according to a press release.

Robinson, who was killed on August 19, 2010, while working as an employee of a liquor store in Midwood, left behind an inspiring story and thousands of mourners around Brooklyn. Council Member Williams reflects the legacy of Robinson and pain in his death is tragic:

“Yoseph Robinson was a true model for the Caribbean and Jewish communities of Flatbush,” Williams said. “I live just a stone’s throw away from where Yoseph worked and died, and I can speak to the impact his loss has had in this close-knit neighborhood. Now, we have to take the next step to remember his legacy for future generations.”

In trying to protect his girlfriend, Robinson was shot by Eion Klass after refusing to give over the jewelry. Klass was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

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