Archive for October, 2010

Let Crown Heights Get Its Own Dov Hikind

October 31, 2010


Why won’t the Chanina Sperlin Picture PAC endorse one of their own?
It’s all about greed and lining up their own pockets, all this and more with full details  to come, after the elections. WIS will map it all out in a clear and simple manner.

Over $200,000 of our tax payers dollars given over to Chanina Sperlin, where is it?

With Raitport as Assemblyman there will be no need for the middle man and the money will go where it belongs, to the needy people of the community!

Just to throw something out there (which WIS will talk about later):

Days before the Vaad elections Chanina Sperlin opened another organization under his own name. All this and more to come.


They Do Nothing And Expect You To Do Everything

October 31, 2010

Mishichistim Mossrim Scale

Last year this time Six of our own neighbors -fellow Jews- were facing a vicious trial as a result of a vicious Mesira/Blood Libel by a group that goes by the name Mishichist.

On October 14, 2009 the case was sent down to trial. Jury selection began on October 28, 2009. In the 14 days between (being sent down to trial until Jury election), many people, Askonim and every so called Mishichist “leader” or “Mashpia” in the U.S.A. and Israel were approached/called by Shomrim Coordinators and/or their family members to do everything they can to stop the blood libel.

One Mishichist Shliach was offered a brand new Safor Torah for his Mitzva tank, not only did that Mishichist refuse to help, he went on ranting about how the Mesira was justified. A few weeks later this Mishichist was involved in a terrible accident that claimed two life’s (including his son), may g-d spare all of us.


Crown Heights Community Deceived

October 29, 2010

Prior to the month of Tishrei Crown Heights held an historic election. Crown Heights held an election for a third Rov, a Rov who would complete the Bais Din to three Rabbonim. The streets were full of hope, hope that once and for all, the Bais Din will be completed and united.

On the ballot there was a little known individual, an individual who flew here from across the world. As the campaign for the position progressed, the campaign, on behalf of Yossi Braun (not confirmed as to the Rabbi Part) took a drastic turn to brutal smear campaign. In his bid for the spot Yossi Bruen campaign  unloaded on another respected candidate. To the residents of the community it felt more like the pure hate and disdain was directed at a 40 year respected Rov with Smicha, Dayanus, and Shimush, (I might add).


Sleep Tight We Are In Safe Hands

October 28, 2010

(L/R) Inspector Peter Simonetti and Lenny White of the 71st Precinct, Crown Heights, Brooklyn (Click Image to Enlarge)


Man Shot and Killed in Drive-By Shooting

How It Came To This

One year ago: Day 1: Jury Selection for the Shomrim Trial

October 28, 2010

A grueling full day of jury selection took place in the New York State Supreme Court today, where six community members are facing serious criminal charges and can face a possible lengthy prison sentence.

The prosecution and the defense polled prospective jurors as to their work and interests in order to determine if they each can function as a fair and impartial judge based on the facts that will be presented during the course of the trial.


The six defendants are members of Shomrim who responded to an incident in December of 2007, which took place inside of 749 Eastern Parkway, one of the dormitories where Bochurim who come from Israel to study in k’vutzeh reside. The incident began Erev Shabbos when a group of Bochurim attempted to force another Bochur out of his room. When he showed resistance, the Bochur was attacked.

Joke Of the Day Not So Funny

October 28, 2010

RABBI BRAUN CONFIRMS HE IS COMING TO TOWN! has learned that in light of recent rumors swirling regarding Crown Heights Rov Elect Rabbi Yossi Braun, the Vaad Hakohol – Zaki Tamir, Fishel Brownstein and Yossi Hackner – held a conference call last night with the Rabbi.

During the short conference call Rabbi Braun confirmed that he is in fact coming though he did not specify a date. The Smicha issue was not brought up.

In other news has learned that a committee is being formed to guarantee Rabbi Braun’s salary.

According to our source, the committee will include: Shlomo Drimmer, Yossi Malamud, Gadi Blizinsky, Mendel Shneerson, Oren Popper, and Zev Cadaner.

The Vaad Hakohol wants the committee to come up with and deposit 6 months salary in the bank and get another 6 months of salary in pledges.

A meeting between the Vaad Hakohol and the committee is being scheduled to iron out the details.

WIS take on this matter coming up…

Jewish Patrol Still Controversial in Crown Heights

October 27, 2010

Gadi Hershkop, a shomrim member, patrolled the streets of the 71st Precinct in Crown Heights on Tuesday night. (Alex Alper/The Brooklyn Ink)

by Alex Alper – The Brooklyn Ink

Last month, four men allegedly surrounded an Israeli man who was visiting Crown Heights for the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur and punched him in the face. The man, 36, knocked on the door of a nearby Jewish home at midnight. The residents called Shomrim, a group of orthodox Jewish men who patrol the neighborhood. The Shomrim arrived at the scene and called police, who are investigating it as a possible hate crime. All four assailants were black.

The incident occurred on Crown and Albany streets, just a few blocks from the intersection where nineteen years ago, a Rabbi in a station wagon struck and killed a black child, sparking three days of rioting, looting, and a murder, which thrust the Brooklyn neighborhood into the national spotlight.

Crime and racial conflicts have dropped dramatically since the ’91 riots. But Binyomin Lifshitz, a 24-year-old computer programmer, who responded to the call from the Isreali says, “It’s a false sense of security.” He said the attack on the Israeli shows the Shomrim still serve an important function for area Jews, many of whom barely speak English and are afraid to call the Police.

“Jewish people who are in this neighborhood come from Russia and Eastern Europe, not from a democratic culture,” said Lifshitz. “People have instilled this mindset where they are not very trusting of the police regardless of anything.”


When Elected Vaad Members Turn Official @$$ Kissers….

October 25, 2010

When Our Leaders and Askunim Forget What Their Real Job Is...

Many are asking now what? What will our elected community officials do?

A few weeks ago, on one of the website here in Crown Heights (ColLive) reported about this “meeting”. Our “elected” officials called to a meeting to “amend” some kind of tension. Present at the meeting were representative of Mayors office, Districts Attorney’s office, black leaders, Jewish leaders, officers form the local precinct, and others. The issue at hand was an alleged attack or harassment on a black teen. The alleged perpetrator was a foreign teen whom was drunk; he got arrested and soon after released with the conclusion being no racial motive.

Yet, our elected “leaders” and one unelected nobody (who love’s photo ops) call for this great meeting. The issue was SO urgent, and the community was on the verge of civil unrest, and all hell was about to break lose, that they had to meet at 10:00am. (So urgent, that this was a week after the incident, I might add) and what’s the conclusion of this urgent meeting?

Our “leaders” apologize on our behalf. They take a small incident that no one had heard of, with a foreigner teen who was drunk, the crime was all alleged, and they compare it to 1991 riots, for what? For a picture, they take all the residents of Crown Heights and put them in the mix, and apologize on our behalf? What kind of Chutzpa is this where is this heard of, that a week after Yom Tov our leaders initiate a meeting to apologize. And then we ask where the leaders are? Where are the individuals whom were elected to stand up for our community? Yes and even Sperlin who throws his weight around and has SO many CONNECTIONS where is he? You know where they are they are busy looking for situations where they can apologize. (The interesting thing is that when it comes to getting Jews locked up Sperlin somehow finds all the CONNECTIONS he needs).

Where was our great “leaders” on September 18, Motzai Yom Kippur when an Israeli yungerman in his 30’s was attacked without provocation on Crown Street near Kingston Avenue?
Where are our “leaders” and Askonim when we get robbed, mugged and assaulted?
Where were our “leaders” and Askonim on September 22nd, when the police was harassing our very own Shomrim Volunteers? Where were the “leaders” when the police department was removing for no reason at all a command center which is used to service our community?

Is that piece of plastic the police department gave you really worth stabbing your brothers in the back time after time? Is getting off a parking ticket ($60 bucks) really worth betraying your own community?

You know where they are, looking for photo ops, waiting for the perfect storm were they can finally come out as the saviors in the big media, kissing politicians asses so maybe they can help…mmmm… Themselves get more photo ops.

I’m already on the subject of where are our leaders and Askonim, so I’m going to take the liberty of asking a few more questions.

In a weeks’ time we are going to have an election. One of those positions is for Assemblyman (for those who don’t know, that is what Dov Hikind is for Boro-Park). It so happens that a member of our community is running for that position, why haven’t our leaders from the CHJCC  (Crown Heights JEWISH Community Council) endorsed him?
Why are our “leaders” fighting against him (by threatening the candidate not to run and by threatening stores and residents not to post his signs)?

Does Crown Heights have anybody representing/advicating the Jewish community and its needs?

Facts And Rumors: Yitzchok Shuchat

October 24, 2010

Originally Posted: June 15, 2010

Yitzchok (aka Yitzi) Shuchat: Facts and Rumors

WIS has gotten some Intel from a reliable source  (thank you Jerry S.) that an extradition order of some kind would likely be coming through by the summer for Mr. Shuchat.

To borrow a few comments from a.k.a. on the Shomrim Six Trial,  1 . 2 . 3 . WIS encourages you to read those post and comment  justifying and excusing Mesira. Remember whats good for the goose is good for the gander.

Totally agree, let the jury decide.

Why is shmira preventing justice from prevailing? Bring Shuchat back to face justice!

WIS will be there to see this "justice", can't wait!

Guilty or not guilty? hopefully we will find out soon and we will have peace.



October 18, 2010

Def of Sham:1. a trick that deludes : hoax <feared that the deal was a sham> 2.  cheap falseness 3. an imitation or counterfeit purporting to be genuine.

They are all laughing at us, playing us for fools!

It took a whole week to finally figure out what to write about this BIG MEETING and what was the BIG “important” meeting about?

The meeting also included representatives of the Mayor’s office, the local Police Precinct, NYPD Community Relations Dept and Police Commissioner’s Office, the City-wide Jewish Community Relations Council and the Brooklyn DA.

What was the BIG emergency; the BIG crises that would warrant such a meeting with such “important” people?

Was is perhaps THIS, THIS, or maybe about THIS (you know, something really important)?