Who is Heshy Tischler? Trump supporter arrested as NYC fines 5 organizations $15,000 over Covid-19 violations

The NYPD tweeted from their official Twitter account, 'The New York City Police Department Warrant Squad has taken Harold Heshy Tischler into custody'

                            Who is Heshy Tischler? Trump supporter arrested as NYC fines 5 organizations $15,000 over Covid-19 violations

On Sunday, October 11, New York Police arrested one anti-lockdown person in connection with the attack of a Jewish journalist at a protest in Brooklyn on Wednesday, October 7. The city even fined five religious congregations $15,000 for violating Covid-19 restrictions, according to Daily Mail.

As per Daily Mail, the man — Heshy Tischler — documented the moment he was taken into custody, apparently a day before he was supposed to turn himself in. He is accused of inciting a riot and unlawful imprisonment over the attack on Jewish Insider reporter Jacob Kornbluh, the report states.

After Governor Andrew Cuomo informed that he was partially shutting down the neighborhood to prevent a second wave of Covid-19, Borough Park witnessed protests by Hasidic Jews. On Friday, October 9, he shared a video on Twitter explaining that Pastor Mcall and Jeffry Davis would be taking him into the 66th Precinct on Monday, October 12. He tweeted, “Yes, they got me finally. I am being arrested on Monday morning by the @NYPD66Pct at 10:00 am for inciting a riot. Pastor Mcall & Jeffry Davis will be taking me in.This comes after asking for peaceful protest with absolute no violence, tweeted. @jacobkornbluh threatened me.”



As per Daily Mail, the same day, NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio had said that they were close to making an arrest. Kornbluh claimed he was allegedly labelled a "Nazi" and "Hitler" when he was attacked. According to Daily Mail, the incident allegedly took place after Tischler arrived at the protest night and allegedly spoke to the press about how Kornbluh and another Jewish journalist, Berish Getz, were liars. “You are moyser (snitch). Everybody scream 'Moyser!,” Tischler yelled at Kornbluh.

Who is Heshy Tischler?

According to City & State New York, Tischler is an expediter, who obtains official permits for construction companies. And, he has his own weekly radio show called ‘The Just Enough HESHY Show’ which airs on YouTube and Facebook. As per the report, it has become prominent in the ultra-Orthodox community.

The website states that Tischler ran on the School Choice party line for the District 44 seat on the City Council — which includes Brooklyn’s Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Midwood and Ocean Parkway neighborhoods. He stood against council member Kalman Yeger in 2017. However, he got only about 4% of the vote. Currently, he is running for Council again and this time in the 48th District, which includes Midwood and Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn. He is a supporter of President Donald Trump.

As per the report, the recent restrictions have also led to some Orthodox Jews feeling singled out by the city and state, and that may have contributed to Tischler being so prominent as he speaks out against the harsher guidelines. The NYPD tweeted from their official Twitter account, “The New York City Police Department Warrant Squad has taken Harold "Heshy" Tischler into custody. He will be charged with inciting to riot and unlawful imprisonment in connection with an assault of a journalist that took place on October 7, 2020 in Brooklyn.”



The New York Times reported that during the first weekend of the new restrictions, the summons issued by the New York City sheriff included a restaurant and at least five houses of worship in the city’s “red zones” where coronavirus infection rates are the highest. As per the report, in total, officials issued around 62 tickets and more than $150,000 in fines during the first weekend the new restrictions were in effect. The New York City government tweeted from their official account: “To keep all of New York City safe, we must work together. The recent COVID outbreaks in Brooklyn and Queens will continue to receive additional FREE resources and strong enforcement.” They added, “From Friday to now, over $150,000 in fines from 62 summonses were handed out by City agents in the Red, Orange and Yellow zones, including 5 to non-compliant religious congregations.”



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