Hundreds turns out for funeral of slain Brooklyn rabbi
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 00:43
Hundreds of mourners turn out in Brooklyn for the funeral procession of an Orthodox rabbi killed in Miami as he walked to a temple. Linda So reports.
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Mourners pack the streets in Brooklyn for the funeral procession of an Orthodox rabbi who was shot and killed as he walked to a temple in Miami. A large crowd surrounded the hearse carrying the body of Joseph Raksin. Police say the rabbi was in Miami visiting family over the weekend when he was gunned down by two young suspects while walking to a synagague. Some in the community think it was a hate crime, but authorities say it appears to have been a robbery gone wrong. SOUNDBITE: HECTOR LLEVAT, MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT, SAYING: 10:05:19 "Right now, there are no indications that it was a hate crime or related to a hate crime, however we are not closing that door or ruling anything out." Several days ago, a swastika was spray painted outside a temple not far from where the rabbi was shot and killed.
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