WhoIsShmira? Gets another nod from NY POST

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The Post is calling shmira a gang which uses “soviet style tactics” and operates outside the “boundries of the law”. The article quoted the Hatzolah member who was thretaned by shmira;

“My father was jailed in Russia by people like [Shmira] . . . and I am not afraid of you, not now and not ever,” read one message. A police official who did not want to be identified said there were concerns that Shmira was “operating outside the boundaries of the law.” he even added (to their credit)  “Sometimes, they are helpful,” the official said. “Most times, not.”

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VIGILANTE SLAP

JEWISH GROUP ‘OUTSIDE THE LAW’: FOES

By PHILIP MESSING and CLEMENTE LISI

May 23, 2008 — An Orthodox Jewish vigilante group, under fire in Brooklyn after one of its members attacked a black man, uses “Soviet-style tactics” and continues to operate “outside the boundaries of the law,” critics said yesterday.

Shmira – which in Hebrew means “to protect” – has about 100 members who ride around Crown Heights in white and blue patrol cars that resemble NYPD vehicles.

The group, founded in 1968, has increasingly come under attack the last few weeks after one of its members, Yitzhak Shuchat, 25, allegedly attacked a 20-year-old black man with a stick on April 14.

Cops said Andrew Charles, the son of a police sergeant, was the victim of a bias attack.

Shuchat remains at large.

In a case some in the Jewish community claim was retaliation for the Charles assault, two black teens were busted yesterday for the brutal attack last Friday on Alon Sherman, 16.

Basean Parker, 14, was charged with assault and robbery for allegedly beating Sherman, then swiping his wallet, cellphone and bicycle. Cops said the attack was not a bias crime.

Namor Clarke, 16, was charged with robbery.

Investigators traced the stolen phone to Erickson Castillo, 29, who told cops he’d bought it from Parker.

Meanwhile, critics argue that Shmira is nothing but a gang.

In a recent interview with New York Jewish Week, Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes compared the group to the Bloods and Crips.

The blog “Who is Shmira” has put up postings from other Jews who claim the group uses “Soviet-style tactics.”

“My father was jailed in Russia by people like [Shmira] . . . and I am not afraid of you, not now and not ever,” read one message.

A police official who did not want to be identified said there were concerns that Shmira was “operating outside the boundaries of the law.”

“Sometimes, they are helpful,” the official said. “Most times, not.”

philip.messing@nypost.com

SEEMS LIKE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE SEEING SHMIRA FOR WHAT THEY ARE. S-C-U-M.

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4 Responses to “WhoIsShmira? Gets another nod from NY POST”

  1. ha ha Says:

    lol

  2. anonymous Says:

    None of us in this world are without sin. So to those of you who have nothing better to do than post comments on websites, I guess you figure that it will make the world and a community a better place when you say disgusting, hateful things about each other. That must be the way to show the world what good YOU do and what evil others do. Thats what we need in this world more hate mongers and for what! POWER! Give me a break!!! What a bunch of sick, sadistic people you are. Grow the **** up and do what truly is for the best for EVERONE, not just you and your people. We all have to live in the same world.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Who the hell are you talking to? Nobody has made any comments of that sort here at all. In fact, there’s only 4 comments. Maybe you should sit down and relax. Have a cup of tea.

  3. Irony Says:

    The post above mine has it.

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