Police refuse to arrest Pennsylvania university student despite assaulting and calling a Jewish student ‘baby killer’ (video)By Mason White 12:03 PM August 22, 2014
By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) A Jewish student at a Pennsylvania university was punched in the face and called a “baby killer.”
Temple University said that it is investigating the attack on the Jewish student.
“The incident is alleged to have included physical violence, anti-Semitic statements and religious defamation,” Temple University said in a statement.
The clashes broke out on Wednesday afternoon, at the main campus of the school in Philadelphia. The incident occurred as students moved into their dorms for the fall term.
The student was treated at an area hospital and released.
Michael Wildes, a lawyer for the Jewish student, said that the police let the student who allegedly attacked his client go home.
He called it unacceptable.
“Temple University is investigating a report of an attack against a student late Wednesday afternoon. The attack is alleged to have included physical violence and anti-Semitic statements and religious slurs. As part of its investigation, Temple asks that anyone with information about the incident contact Campus Safety Services immediately at 215-204-1234,” the university said in a letter.
“Temple University unequivocally condemns the disparagement or assault of any person based on religion or nationality. The university will not tolerate violence of any kind directed against members of the Temple community. In addition, university officials Wednesday night reached out to leaders of the Temple Jewish and pro-Palestinian communities to discuss the incident and a best path for moving forward,” the letter also stated.