Rashid Baz
Brooklyn, NY


[EDNY] On March 1, 1994 Lebanese cab driver Rashid Baz opened fire on a van full of Hasidic Jewish boys on the Brooklyn Bridge, killing one and wounding several others. Baz was convicted of second-degree murder of Ari Halberstam, a 16-year-old Jewish yeshiva student, along with fourteen counts of attempted murder with intent to cause death. Baz was sentenced to 141 years in prison.[1]

[1] Ureil Heilman, "Murder on the Brooklyn Bridge," Middle East Quarterly, Vol. VIII, No. 3, Summer 2001, pp. 29-37, http://www.meforum.org/77/murder-on-the-brooklyn-bridge

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