Defund the police NYC comptroller candidate gave cash to private Hasidic watch groups

Comptroller candidate and City Councilman Brad Lander has been a vocal supporter of defunding the police, but when it comes to a private police force that serves Brooklyn’s Hasidic communities, he’s been a lot more forthcoming with cash.

From 2011 to 2015, Lander, a Democrat who represents Park Slope and Carroll Gardens, doled out $30,000 to the Shmira Civilian Volunteer Patrol of Boro Park for providing security in the neighborhood, Council records show.

City Councilman Brad Lander (D-Brookyn) is running for comptroller. (Jeff Bachner/)

But his past support of the Shomrim patrol has raised hackles among fellow political lefties.

“He was funding an organization that hasn’t been trained as well as the police department has been trained. It’s incapable of handling situations like it should,” said Lander’s longtime colleague Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Queens). “If Brad really believes in deescalation and defunding the police, he should find groups that are trained in deescalation.”

Dromm also accused the Shomrim of being “notoriously homophobic” for not hiring gays.

Every Democrat in NYC was on board with defunding the police.  The fucking mayor wanted to defund the police.

Hell, after watching the NYPD persecute the Orthodox community over COVID, I’m fine with defunding the police.

The Shomrim have their problems, but under de Blasio, the NYPD turned a blind eye every time the city’s diversity smashed the windows of a Synagogue or sucker-punched a Jew.   The Shomrim is the first and (practically) only line of defense for the Orthodox who have been ignored by the NYPD when they are attacked and targeted by the NYPD for COVID oppression.

The problem here is that the Democrats hate the Orthodox in particular and practicing Jews in general, and a Democrat who gives money to the Shomrim is insufficiently anti-Semitic for the Democrat party.

The Democrats do not tolerate members falling out of lockstep and the goosestep the Democrats are doing right now is against the Jews.  That was Lander’s crime and why they printed this hatchet job against him.

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4 thoughts on “NY Daily News attacks a Democrat for not being Anti-Semitic”
  1. Isn’t this security patrol EXACTLY what the BLM crowd claims to want? They are unarmed, part of the community they serve, and won’t “snitch out” Jews when they commit crimes against other Jews.

    I think you are right- the Dems don’t like the fact that they are Jewish.

  2. It’s hard to imagine that any group could be “not trained as well as the [NYC] police”.

  3. Yet, the muslim community patrol, driving around in cars decorated to mimic the NYPD, are perfectly OK. Got it.

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