In order to understand the sheer audacity that Shomrim coordinators have to assail one of our community's hardest working activists, we must go back to a saga that played out in 1995. In 1995, Shomrim was a young organization desperately seeking to assist the 66th Precinct in protecting the community. The 66th Precinct was led by a rising star in the NYPD, a young Captain Salvatore Caccatara. Caccatara was handpicked by Brass to lead this command, after a discussion with senior community leaders. Among the leaders requested by the NYPD to provide input, was a rising star in his own right - Rabbi Bernard Freilich. Freilich spoke with the strong backing of the community, and in turn, the NYPD leadership responded with deep respect.
Captain Caccatara was rightfully weary over the structure of Shomrim. Instead of merely serving as the eyes and ears of the community, Shomrim was alleged to routinely act as vigilantes. Caccatara instructed his officers to strictly enforce the law, and under his command, crime rates were drastically cut in the 66th Precinct. Caccatara expressed his concerns over Shomrim to the NYPD's point man in the community, Rabbi Freilich.
Freilich reached out to Shomrim, in an attempt to assist them in bringing their policies in accordance with the NYPD's expectations. Shomrim's young leadership took this as an attack of their sovereignty, and instead of accepting his assistance, they launched a fierce PR campaign against both Captain Caccatara and Rabbi Freilich. They distributed literature across Boro Park slandering the CO, and deliberately went against the CO's instructions to obey the law and leave policing to the NYPD. This resulted in several Shomrim volunteers being arrested, after they broke law after law. Their pattern of reckless law breaking continues to this day. Sadly, in 2013, Shomrim breaks the law with the approval of the 66th Precinct's incompetent CO Michael Deddo.
|BSSP Member and NYPD Liaison Pinny Ringel Unit-60,|
Hershel Lebovtis Unit-59, Solomon Lenorovitz Unit-77, Jack Chait Unit-80,
detain a Latino individual, as part of their pattern of targeting minorities.
The people of the City of New York, through their voices and courts, will stand up to racial profiling, corrupt 66th Precinct officials, and the politicians who pander to them. The corruption will end.