REPORT: Muslims Form Community Patrol in Brooklyn. Some Neighbors Say No, Thanks. (PHOTOS)

As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by NYTimes.com:

Mr. Ali is among the first 30 members of the all-volunteer Muslim Community Patrol & Services that is preparing to operate in neighborhoods in Brooklyn, with a goal of growing its fleet of two cars to five by the end of the month and eventually expanding citywide. The group recently held a training led by off-duty officers from the Police Department’s 72nd Precinct.

“It’s like a neighborhood watch but on steroids,” said Noor Rabah, the group’s 31-year-old vice president who lives in Sunset Park.

The article goes on to state the following:

As word of the new patrol has begun to spread, the backlash has been swift, even among some members of the Muslim community who have criticized the lack of information, and even questioned the need for the patrol.

Like the Shomrim that patrols largely Hasidic neighborhoods in Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Asian Safety Patrol that operates mainly in Sunset Park, the new group — believed to be the first of its kind in the country — hopes to function as extra sets of eyes and ears for the police.

To get more information about this article, please visit NYTimes.com. To weigh in, leave a comment below.

The post REPORT: Muslims Form Community Patrol in Brooklyn. Some Neighbors Say No, Thanks. (PHOTOS) appeared first on DML News.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.