FOLLOW UP ON THE SHOMRIM, THE PLAYERS AND THE CORRUPTION, AND THE WEBS OF LIES AND SCANDALS –
IF THESE ARE OUR PROTECTORS, FROM WHOM DO WE NEED PROTECTION?
Lost Messiah, June 20, 2016
We have previously covered in detail the allegations regarding the corruption and fraud by the coordinators of the Boro Park Shomrim. We have named the Players, 1-9, and their relevance. We have preempted news reports involving many of those names well in advance of arrests, indictments and other scandals. So far, we have been on target with our analysis.
We have received countless emails stating that there is no patrol; that the scooters are used by coordinators as their private vehicles. We have wanted to post those article but were waiting on conclusive pictures, evidence, something to substantiate the claims that the vehicles, paid for by taxpayers at huge sums of money, are actually used for private use; and that the entire “Shomrim” network is one of corruption and scandal.
What follows are a series of articles, references to a New York Times article that came out on Friday and others, subtantiating our allegations that the Borough Park Shomrim are nothing more than a Simon Wiesenthal Center in disguise, less legitimate, less untarnished, less corrupt and less a measure of dirty politics at its best. What the two organizations now share, however, is a connection to the NYPD, political favors, pay-for-pay schemes, protectionism, lies, fraud and a conduit for the movement of huge amounts of money and political capital.
Pictures paint a thousand of words. Articles to follow.
See the Boro Park Shomrim scooter in these pictures. Are these buildings in Boro Park? We think not.
Hats off for the person who sent these.
Strange Bedfellows: 8 Must-Read Articles On The NYPD-Shomrim Corruption Scandal
A recent bribery scandal involving the NYPD and members of the Shomrim, an all-volunteer Jewish security patrol, has drawn a glaring media spotlight on how the two organizations function together—and occasionally clash—while enforcing neighborhood justice.
Today’s New York Times article recapped the Shomrim’s civilian and police clashes over the past 10 years, but the nuanced relationship between the civilian patrol and the local 66th precinct deserves a closer look. The Shomrim receives thousands of dollars in funding from city council annually, and often works side-by-side with the NYPD. They serve as patrol squads and unofficial liaisons between police and the Orthodox Jewish communities in Borough Park, Flatbush, Crown Heights, and Williamsburg, according to the Daily Beast. But Shomrim members have also been involved in assaults, and have been caught withholding critical information from police, reports the Times. And in the face of bribery scandals and power struggles, both organizations are under renewed public scrutiny.
For those interested in learning more about the history between the NYPD and civilian security patrols, we’ve collected eight articles to inform the ongoing debate over the question—when it comes to the relationship between local police and the Jewish security patrols, how close is too close for comfort?
If you have more to add to this list, please add them in the comments section below.
- Hella Winston’s deep-dive into the history of orthodox neighborhood patrols (The Daily Beast): Meet the Shomrim—the Hasidic Volunteer ‘Cops’ Who Answer to Nobody
- Amidst the corruption scandal, City Council still grants thousands to Flatbush Shomrim (The Daily News): City Council grants $35,000 to Brooklyn civilian patrol group tied to NYPD corruption scandal
- …but then DeBlasio freezes those funds while the corruption investigation persists (Ditmas Park Corner): City Freezes Grants Earmarked For Borough Park Shomrim
- The arrest of Alex “Shaya” Lichtenstein, Shomrim member linked to bribery scandal (Ditmas Park Corner): Borough Park Shomrim Member Accused Of Bribing Cops For Gun Permits
- More layers in the links to Shomrim and the bribery scandal (Ditmas Park Corner): Yiddish-Speaking Street Gang Called ‘The Forks’ Linked To NYPD Bribery Scandal
- 66th precinct commander Kenneth Quick denies links between precinct Community Affairs Detective Mike Milici and the Shomrim bribery scandal (Ditmas Park Corner): Commander Quick: Borough Park Businessman Named In NYPD Bribery Scandal Had No Authority “In Our Community”
…But Milici was later fired, and refused to testify in the federal corruption investigation (Ditmas Park Corner): 66th Precinct Detective Questioned In Corruption Probe Has Been Fired
Today’s Times’ feature on the last 10 years of Shomrim and NYPD ties (The New York Times) : Brooklyn’s Private Jewish Patrols Wield Power. Some Call Them Bullies.
IT’S OKAY THAT WE ARE CORRUPT, WE HAVE GOTTEN OUR FRIENDS AND PALS UNDESERVED SEATS ON BOARD, HELPED TO GET GUN LICENSES FOR PEOPLE THROUGH OUR NYPD CONNECTIONS, PAID PEOPLE TO KEEP OUR FAMILY MEMBERS FROM PROSECUTION…. ITS ALL ABOUT DIVERSITY…
Board 12’s diversity is striking, according to Spitzer and Chairperson Yidel Perlstein, who noted that in addition to Orthodox Jews and Muslims, the neighborhoods in the board’s territory include Chinese, Pakistanis and residents from Bangladesh. Kensington, particularly the area around Ocean Parkway, is home to many Russians
The members of the board are…… Sandy Aboulafia,Yakov Abramov, Gabriella Amari, Abe Berkovic, Anna Cali, Jacob Daskal, Hersh Deutsch, Alan J. Dubrow, Joel Eisdorfer, Simcha Eichenstein,Israel Eisdorfer, Roberta Feinstein, Gittel Fekete, Annie Ferdous, Vincent Fiordimondo, Jules Fleischer, Rabbi Bernard Freilich, Jacque Friedman, Sharon Fuchs, Joseph Gross, Jacob Haas, P.E., Edward Handler, Mamnunul Haq, Michael Hidary, Douglas Jablon, Larry Jayson, Mordechai Katz, Akiva Kizelnik, Aaron Kohn, Yee Leung, Joseph Levy, Lily Marinelli, Aaron Minz, Yidel Perlstein, Morty Pupko, Peter Rebenwurzel, Mendel Reiner, Morris Senderovic, David Shlomovich, Yeruchim Silber, Schlome Steinmetz, Samuel Stober, Akiva Tauber, Margaret Tobin, David Vogel, Sol Wahba, Mayer Weber, Ruben Werczberger, Moshe H. Wieder, Rochelle Zami.
The Chairperson and district manager are hasidic jews.
45 of the board’s 50 members are hasidics. why havent pakistanis bangladeshans russians and secular jews been appointed to the board.
Answer CB 12 is CORRUPT.