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Dutch 'Decoy Jews' Fight Hate Crimes

Officer in skullcaps deployed to tackle rise in anti-Semitic attacks
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2010 4:48 AM CDT
Dutch 'Decoy Jews' Fight Hate Crimes
A Jewish man looks at anti-semitic graffiti sprayed on the gate of a synagogue.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Dutch police are tackling a rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes by donning robes and skullcaps. Officers are being sent onto the streets of Amsterdam as "decoy Jews" to cut the number of verbal and physical attacks on Jews, the Telegraph reports. The city's police say similar operations using decoy prostitutes, decoy gays and decoy grannies have helped cut street crime significantly.
(Read more Amsterdam stories.)

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