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Tue Jun 9, 2020, 11:55 PM

Undercover cop dressed as religious Jew blows his cover with cellphone on Shabbat

Police officers went undercover as Hasidic Jews to monitor protests against racism and police brutality in a majority-Jewish New Jersey town, Mishpacha reported.

The rally in Lakewood, N.J. on Saturday was one of hundreds around the country over the weekend protesting the killing of an African-American man, George Floyd, while being forcibly detained by police. A video captured by Mishpacha showed at least three men in Lakewood dressed in the black outfits typical of Orthodox men. Two of the men were wearing hats and one was wearing a kippah; one of the apparent officers had peyot, long sidelocks.

Unfortunately for the officers, one of them appeared to be holding a cell phone - which would be forbidden to Orthodox Jews on Shabbat.

https://forward.com/fast-forward/448317/undercover-cops-dress-as-hasidim-to-monitor-protests-in-majority-jewish/

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In Lakewood of all places?? Home of BMG? No one around to offer guidance on how to fit in?

Itís so stupid I canít stop laughing.

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Reply Undercover cop dressed as religious Jew blows his cover with cellphone on Shabbat (Original post)
EllieBC Jun 2020 OP
Blue Owl Jun 2020 #1
The Polack MSgt Jun 2020 #2
EllieBC Jun 2020 #3
AllaN01Bear Jun 2020 #4
Behind the Aegis Jun 2020 #5
EllieBC Jun 2020 #6
Name removed Jun 2020 #9
mahina Jun 2020 #7
madaboutharry Jun 2020 #8
EllieBC Jun 2020 #10
madaboutharry Jun 2020 #11
MosheFeingold Jun 2020 #12
EllieBC Jun 2020 #13

Response to EllieBC (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 12:01 AM

1. Better call Stephen Colbert's 1-800-OOPS-JEW hotline!

n/t

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Response to EllieBC (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 12:08 AM

3. Lubavitcher hat + long peyos

Someone definitely didnít study up much first.

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Response to EllieBC (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 12:10 AM

4. im so not with stupid.

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Response to EllieBC (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 12:19 AM

5. I find this disturbing.

Police are "infiltrating" Jewish groups?! I can see so many problems with this it makes my head hurt; from false flag situations, to entrapment, to squelching of civil rights. This is not a good situation.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 12:32 AM

6. It surprised me a little.

Itís Lakewood. The worst thatís happening is the pop up home shteibl.

Why attempt to infiltrate?

And as much as the incorrect clothing style and cellphone faux pas make me giggle I also think it was intentional. Like they wanted to be found out because that sends a louder message of ďwe are watching you.Ē.

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Response to EllieBC (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 01:33 AM

7. I guess he studied Belker on Hill St Blues , all pre- cell phones.

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Response to EllieBC (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 04:50 AM

8. They may have well been holding signs

that said ďWe are undercover cops who donít know what we are doing.Ē They look like they are dressed up for a costume party. Silly.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 12:10 PM

10. It's really bad.

It might be because I grew up in an Orthodox family and community so I assume everyone knows who wears what style kippa or hat or peyos.

But the cell thing? Everyone who lives near any Orthodox Jews would know a cell on Shabbat is a hard no.

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Response to EllieBC (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 02:20 PM

11. I wonder if they drove up in a car.

This is what is called "a lack of basic research."

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Response to EllieBC (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 10:30 AM

12. I need a little more information

I presume they were acting as "decoys" to protect the Jewish groups. In that case, the local Orthodox probably knew they were there.

In that case, perfect camouflage is not necessary, as the attackers are not typically among the brightest of the population.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 11:42 AM

13. I think they were there

because Lakewood has sadly had a lot of backyard minyanim during the lockdown. And lots of underground study groups. It was talked about and argued about at length on some Orthodox forums.

Otherwise I donít know why they would be there.

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