The Lakewood Police Department will have extra patrols and resources out on the streets this weekend as a precaution, TLS has learned.
Police tell TLS there are no credible threats or information leading police to believe there is a danger to the community, but are acting out abundance of caution.
The extra vigilance comes as a ‘Day of Hate’ was announced by out-of-state extremists.
“We, along with other agencies throughout the State, have been advised that social media posts are circulating online in reference a “National Day of Hate”, Saturday February 25th.” Lakewood Police stated. “At this time there isn’t any credible information to suggest that these threats will impact New Jersey, more specifically, Lakewood. However, in response we have increased the number of on duty officers, both marked and unmarked to ensure the safety of our residents. In addition, we are closely monitoring this situation with assistance from our Federal, State, County and Local partners to ensure the communication of any actionable information.”
I am grateful for the extra patrols on the Day of Hate. But how is this taking place in the first place?!? Can you imagine a day of hate against any other ethnic or religious group? Somehow, it would not be allowed to take place. It is so scary how what was once considered going over the red line is now commonplace, but only against the Jews. This is another reminder that we are golus, even though we feel so comfortable here. We can’t forget that!
The Sefer HaBris says that when there is Machlokes amongst us, that gives a large amount of energy to the other nations and then we start to feel it in an unpleasant setting.
We are the power machine behind these bandits.
I stand in solidarity with the Orthodox community. I am so sorry that our country has come to this. No group should have to live under such fear, especially not in the US. Unfortunately, with the exponential growth of your community, there is not only more visibility, but the media has put your community under the radar.
We appreciate your kind and warm words.
May the Almighty bless your family with lots of good health.
Thank you for your kind thoughts.
i have always thought that lakewood is a plum job for policemen. the majority of its residents are law abiding. this is what happens when schools close for months, when people have no skills and no jobs. most of those involved it this hate day have never met a jew and dont know them at all. what they do know is that the trouble they cause for others will cost very little trouble for them; it is strictly the work of boredom and jealousy. thank you to all the cops who help our whole community of lakewood
Can’t agree more, there’s no place for this ignorance.
Day of Hate, wow, never heard of this before. What about a day of being kind, considerate and respectful to each other.
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