Kenneth Lowenstein, founder and director of the LA Shmira Patrol, spoke in shul Sunday evening about taking note of suspicious behavior and reporting threats to the police.
He begins his talk with an anecdote about a tattooed skinhead in his 30s who stopped by the LINKLA shul on Robertson Blvd last week and made various “Heil Hitler” salutes. Somebody saw him and ran into Petco and called 9-1-1. Making such salutes is not a crime, but police take note of such behavior. We can’t beat people up for saying things we don’t like, but if people are publicly invoking anti-Semitism, they should be noted and recorded.
WEST LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Officials say a suspect in a domestic situation was shot by police after he came at them with a knife.
The shooting occurred about 10 Sunday morning in the Pico-Robertson area, near the intersection of Cashio and Sherbourne.
Police said that officers were responding to a call about a domestic situation. Officers say a couple who live in a building on Sherbourne called for help to remove their son from a downstairs apartment.
Authorities say the son came at police wielding a knife. They then shot him.
The son is now listed in stable condition.
JUNE 24: Kenneth Lowenstein, founder and director of the LA Shmira Patrol, spoke in shul Sunday evening. He relayed an anecdote about a tattooed skinhead in his 30s who stopped by the LINKLA shul on Robertson Blvd last week and made various “Heil Hitler” salutes. Somebody saw him and ran into Petco and called 9-1-1.
Lowenstein talks about the shooting above. A mentally challenged man was getting kicked out of his apartment by his parents. He got belligerent. The police were called. The guy went at the police with a knife.
For many decades, respectable people were loathe to travel east of Robertson Blvd. It was the great divide between respectable and dangerous society. East of Robertson, particularly south of 18th Street, you get gangs and crime and violence. West of Robertson, you have Beverlywood and Century City. The lawns and homes are kept up nicely. There’s much less crime.
You don’t have to worry as much about parking your car overnight west of Robertson. There are fewer break-ins. The streets are safer.
Most of the big shuls, including all of the Modern Orthodox shuls in the hood are west of Robertson.
After living east of Robertson for the past 14 years, I’m now staying west of Robertson and the air is great. It seems cleaner! The homes and yards are nicer. The people are nicer. You don’t find the nasty ghetto west of Robertson.
I was walking Robertson Blvd tonight, coming home from the library. And it felt great to be on the safe side, the nice side, the respectable side of the great divide.
I looked in at the parking lot at YULA today and all the cars but one were nice. They were new and clean and some were luxury cars.
I want to belong to the respectable set. Now I just have to live a respectable life and hold down a respectable job and bingo! I’m there.