henrymakow.com – April 24, 2019
Kosher restaurant owners stage a hate-crime attack.
1000 man-hours by 25 officers were dedicated to this hoax
Winnipeg Mayor Bowman calls hoax “disgusting.”
Will the family who staged this hoax get the Jussie Smollett (also Jewish) treatment? They have been charged with “public mischief” which includes jail time. Will they get it?
by Henry Makow PhD
“An anti-Semitic attack originally called “the most brazen” the city had seen was staged by the owners of the restaurant that reported it, Winnipeg police say.
All three owners of the restaurant have been arrested and charged with public mischief after the incident was initially reported last week.
On Thursday evening, police responded to a report of an assault at the BerMax Caffé and Bistro on Corydon Avenue just east of Kenaston Boulevard. A woman said she was assaulted, and the restaurant was spray-painted with hateful graffiti, police said.
Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth said Wednesday the incident was staged.
“The anti-Semitic graffiti and vandalism were also falsely reported as being done by outside suspects,” Smyth said.
“We found evidence of a crime. It just wasn’t a hate crime,” said Smyth, adding the police expended considerable resources investigating the incident and took it seriously.
Alexander Berent, 56, Oxana Berent, 48, and son Maxim Berent, 29, (left) have all been charged with public mischief and were released after their arrest, police say. They are slated to appear in court in May.