First it was the name, Shmira 718-774-3333 [a number that has been in the organization for 30 years] after many years changed its name to Shomrim still under 718-774-3333 (for more click here). Six years later a new group opens up with an original name (can you guess) SHMIRA with a new number (yes, its true Shmira came first). Now, that’s not enough they must copy every aspect of the name, Shomrim has CHVP so they have CHSP (not much of a difference).
Shomrim got T-shirts, caps and jackets the next thing we know (can you guess) shmira has them as well (not as nice of course).
Crownheights.info reports that Shomrim will be coming out with patrol cars, a few days later (did you guess yet) shmira comes out with one. When speaking with a coordinator for shomrim, he said that people when seeing the shmira car came over to him to complement him on the great job.
The freakiest thing is that they even copy some of Shomrim’s unit names I.e. Shomrim has a G4 they have a G2, How low can you go? thats scary, I wouldn’t want that freak in my living room.
In a few days a shmira member will come over to you and say “Whats the difference between shmira and shomrim? Nothing, What ever shmira does Shomrim copies”. How original!
One might be asking him self, so what is the problem? it’s a good thing they are coping Shomrim, Shomrim does good work and they want to do the same!
Do they Really?
Whats it all really about?
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY,
Most people did not know the different between Shomrim and shmira; heck most people didn’t even know there were two different organizations. [Thanks to the actions of shmira it self and the existents of this site people know now]. So when we read of how good Shomrim is doing for us, a lot of us felt like doing something back for Shomrim [and this is were shmira comes in], there it was a Pushka that read donate to shmira; a nice brochure with beautiful pictures depicting an active organization that very much resembles the activities of Shomrim. Looking a lot like Shomrim we gladly (not knowing the different) filled those Pushkas up, send in a donation and when a shmira mesira unit knocked on our door wearing a uniform that looks a lot like Shomrim (not knowing the different) we gladly handed him a few dollars.
In fact, when speaking to a Shomrim coordinator he said that people call the hot line and ask “is this shmira” in responds he says “this is Shomrim” they reply “that’s who I meant to call (it’s a mistake they make only once). Most of us still have the older stickers that say Shmira 774-3333.
They do nothing take all the credit and steal our money.
Let us not forget that their very existents causes much damage to our community.