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.