I am sick of hearing people blame “SHMIRA” or “SHOMRIM” for the trouble in Crown Heights. Until recently, majority of Crown Heights did not know that there are two separate organizations. The names sound similar enough and people called whichever number happened to be hanging on their kitchen fridge.
Lately, both sides have been acting rather childish, with members of Shomrim posting hate on Whoisshmira.com and Shmira sending out mass emails accusing innocent people of things they would never dream of doing. This must stop.
Both organizations are good ones and have helped peoples in the past. There is no need to close either down or force them to become one. Competition is always good. Part of the problem is that the community leadership does not truly want the two organizations to make peace, they only present it as such.
If Shmira and Shomrim were to have a peaceful competitive relationship then the community leaders would have no one to blame for their own internal problems. The true reason for the lack of police cooperation. It is not Shomrim nor Shmira’s fault that the Rabonim don’t talk or that the community council is in shambles. Even if Shmra and Shomrim were to make peace, I fail to see how that would solve any of the problems. To the police, Shmira and Shomrim is child play compared to the fun they have playing the community council.
Mitzvah Haba BeAveira: no denying that shmira has done good its history, but it doesn’t cleanse nor forgive it for the reason of it even existing. it was started on hate, and lived on vengence, and trived on causing pain and anguish.
Me: i can say it till im blue in my face, but no one will believe me, i can say that i am Menachem Kozlovsky and the reason i started this site was for the action and to try and create a fake war and blame it on shomrim, will anyone believe me?
WIS: anyone that ever stood up to shmira, the stern gang or to stern himself he was quickly and professionally scared into shutting up. WIS is cloaked in anonymity and this gives me the ability to say what is desperately needed to. who i am isnt important, just know that i was in shmira that is how i know the intimate details of all this crap.
Community Politics: it has nothing to do with this. none of the rabonim are crazy enough to go and get involved with either group.
people need to stop accepting messira, it is wrong, it is punishable by death, and there is no justification for it. YOSSI CHAZZER BELLY STERN together with MOSHE GURFINKEL, YAKUM SHATZ, SHNEUR ROTEM, GAVRIEL BROWNSTEIN are all mossrim and are CHAYAV MISSA. no matter how they put it a chazzer is a chazzer and a messira is a messira, how what when and why will never change it.