NEW YORK — Independent Hasidic Jewish groups that patrol Hasidic neighborhoods in Brooklyn, New York have been accused of unfairly targeting minorities.
The New York Daily News reports:
Hasidic patrols in Williamsburg rule the streets like real cops – driving unmarked cars, flashing emergency lights and snatching people they think are criminals, say residents and police.
Some in the neighborhood – a mix of blacks, whites, Latinos, Hasidim and hipsters – say they help keep crime down. Others contend the patrols unfairly target people of color.