posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 11:05 AM
I live in Bklyn, actually not far at all from where this tragedy happened.
I have always had a problem with the Jewish community allowing their kids to walk wherever alone. In communities like this, Borough Park, Bensonhurst,
and Williamsburg (all in bklyn), they have Shomrin (police) and Volunteers from the neighborhood. I have always felt uncomfortable seeing 5 and 6yrs
olds walking alone because crime is everywhere, it can happen at anytime and anyplace, and, well......this is brooklyn...
I just spoke to a Hasidic from Bensonhurst and he says that in the Yeshivas, they dont really teach the children things like safety walking home from
school etc, or the fact that just because someone shares the same religion or faith, that you still have to be cautious. Indeed they come together in
huge numbers when something happens but this proves that there arent eyes everywhere watching.
Even worse, this was his first time walking alone, in the press conference, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said that the turn the boy was supposed to
make, he didnt. He was actually lost and went to this man to ask for directions. In another report, it was said that the parents practiced the route
he was supposed to take numerous times before day camp started so he would be comfortable.
Now what bothers me is that when something happens in these neighborhoods, Shomrin is first on the scene before NYPD. The boy left camp at or around
5pm, to walk about 7 blocks. The mom waited at that intersection and DID NOT call Shomrin until 7pm. 7PM?!?!
DID SHE REALLY WAIT 2 HOURS FOR HIM TO WALK 7 BLOCKS?!?! 7pm was when she finally called Shomrin ans 8pm was when Shomrin notified NYPD. Also, they
have plenty of CCTV cameras but they waited to look into the cameras and didnt even check all the cameras along that route....