On Saturday, February 25, there was supposed to be a “day of hate.”

According to The Jerusalem Post:

News of the “Day of Hate” came following a leaked internal memo by the New York Police Department’s Intelligence and Counterterrorism Bureau. The memo warned officers that online organizers are “instructing likeminded individuals to drop banners, place stickers and flyers, or scrawl graffiti as a form of biased so-called action.”

“While there are no identified threats to New York City, out of an abundance of caution, the Department will deploy additional resources to sensitive locations, including houses of worship, throughout the weekend,” an NYPD spokesperson told The Jerusalem Post on Friday. “We urge all New Yorkers to remain vigilant.”

Yair Rosenberg, an Atlantic reporter, shared a Facebook post from New York City Councilmember James Gennaro saying that a flyer for the Day of Hate that’s been circulating on social “has been fabricated” but there will be a higher law enforcement presence near synagogues on February 25. Gennaro’s office followed up with a post on Facebook confirming that the Day of Hate is real.

“I have just received a call from CO Kevin Chan at the NYPD 107th precinct, and my office can now confirm that the memo regarding the “Day of Hate” is, in fact, real,” the post said. “It appears as though the previously released flyer was a leaked draft, and therefore, was determined to be unsubstantiated at the time. While this is an unfortunate development, know that my office remains committed to ensuring our community remains safe. Per my request, there will still be additional patrol and police presence near synagogues in the district this Saturday. As always, we ask all to remain vigilant and call 9-1-1 to report any suspicious activity and/or crime.

Police were on alert in my area.

Police in New England Increase Patrols After ‘National Day of Hate’ Social Media Posts

Police departments across New England have issued alerts and stepped up their presence this weekend after social media posts referenced a supposed “National Day of Hate” against Jewish groups.

Brookline police said the situation started with an anti-Semitic group based in Iowa, which reached out to its supporters calling for them to “shock the masses with banners, fliers, & graffiti.” The department has plans to increase patrols in areas of religious institutions, especially temples and synagogues.

Authorities say there is no immediate threat of violence to the community and that they are adding the patrols out of an abundance of caution. In the meantime though, police are asking people to report anything suspicious.

Fortunately, nothing happened.

Now let us consider the totality of the situation.

Antisemitic violence is at an all-time high in the post WWII era.

Antisemitic hate crimes are up in every major city.

In 2020, 60% of all hate crimes were against Jews.

Antisemitic hate crimes doubled in New York over the last couple of years.

So the threat to the Jewish community is real.

So what was the response to police in major cities playing this nebulous threat safe by increasing patrols around Synagogues on Saturday.


Given the number if violent antisemitic incidents that have happened, I don’t believe the added patrols were unwarranted.

Moreover, if there is any job the police do that is worth the cost, attempting to prevent crime by visibly patrolling an area is definitely that.

That is, ideally, what we pay police for, to try and prevent crime.

Nope, the Jews don’t deserve that.


I’m glad he was prescient enough to guarantee that nothing would happen.


Now we’ve reach the point where he is an utter asshole.

No matter the facts, the Jews are not worthy of any preventative police action.

Good to know.

But, here is the bigger problem.

We understand, from a security perspective, how those who are a threat probe and harass the system.

We see this from terrorists all the time.

Make a threat.

The system responds.

Do not carry out the threat.

The system calls it a hoax.

Repeat this process until the system stops responding to threats, assuming they are hoaxes.

This is when the attack comes.

This is why the police always respond to bomb threats.

This is why the Israelis take every threat seriously.

It was a hoax this time.  Or was it the security system being probed.

When white supremacist groups, or anyone else, makes threats like this on the internet, it’s a worthwhile use of law enforcement to increase presence to show that the system takes these threats seriously.

This asshole thinks that and resources used to protect the Jews is a waste.




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3 thoughts on “How to not understand security threats and be an asshole”
  1. Perhaps one day, young Mr. Treacher will be at the scene of some kind of attack, terrorist or otherwise. And, will his stance remain the same?
    Most likely not. In fact, I am pretty sure he will comb through all possible evidence, hints, etc… that happened in the days leading up to the incident, and declare the police should have taken it seriously. He sounds like one of those “Bush wanted 9/11 to happen” idiots because hindsight is 20/20.

  2. The whole thing felt ginned up like Patriot Front or whenever anyone doesn’t put up a bug zapper and Richard Spencer shows up to events where people flat out disavow and tell him his brand of jackwagonary isn’t welcome.. They are now using the non-specified but ‘credible’ threats to call for funding of some new group or another.

    I understand the desire to be ready to curbstomp any threat but this just feels inauthentic and false flag like.

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