As we all know, last night there was a massive protest in Lakewood. Of course it was not a protest like the yellow vests in France, or the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia or any other protest.
Yeshiva graduates and Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods have the lowest crime rates. Bnei Brak is Israel’s most ultra-orthodox city and the safest. This is a fact everyone knows – especially The Lakewood Police Department, and township officials.
Yesterday’s events were more about a bunch – a massive bunch – of Bochurim proving a point and having fun. Let’s be fair, 100 guys were really upset so they went down and started a ‘hafganah’. The other thousand, was just having fun.
Everyone knew there wasn’t going to be any fighting, violence, drugs, zero criminal activity. The simple question is: Why did the Police feel the need to call multiple backups from neighboring towns, K-9 and other specialized units? One would’ve thought there was a fist fight between BMG students and Rise Up!
Who approved this? Why did they do it? Why was there no ‘oversight’?
Of course there needed to be an arrest to justify bothering hundreds of law enforcement from other towns, so one guy was arrested for ‘kicking a car’ which reportedly caused no damage.
Additionally, as seen on video, it appears as if one disgruntled Howell cop used excessive force by spraying pepper spray freely…
GreaterLakewood Comment: It is important to note a Bochur in the video says a comment “This is why we need guns,” the kid was Joking. These are kids who never experienced Law enforcement in action – never had Police stopping an event…They were enjoying the scene as revelers.
Of course Jew haters call this ‘episode’ a ‘mob’ which indicates violence – but I don’t have time to address brick walls. Haters will be haters.
Lastly, to be absolutely clear, I am not taking sides as to whether or not the protest was a good idea or a disaster, my point is the response to it.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of GreaterLakewood.
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