Defending Ourselves

Over Pesach, there have been at least four three attacks on Orthodox Jews in the Baltimore area. These included incidents that happened in broad daylight. I’m in Detroit for Pesach and I’ve been told that many people here have been harassed as well. Thankfully, the incidents in Detroit aren’t usually anything more than taunting or black-hat tipping, but it could easily escalate. From what I understand, in one of the Baltimore incidents, one of the victims had to be sent to the hospital.

This has to stop.

While most of us can’t or won’t fight with our fists, the least you can do is carry some pepper spray with you. This is a non-lethal, safe way of defending ourselves. The people who carry out these attacks need to learn that there will be consequences to their actions. If anyone needs pepper spray, I can get it for you at a good price. Leave a comment with your email address (it doesn’t get published), and I will get you set up. It comes in all sorts of sizes, and can include holsters if you want.

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11 Responses to “Defending Ourselves”

  1. Jewboy Says:

    Can you e-mail me with details about where these attacks occurred, other specifics if you know?

  2. peninah Says:

    Aishel- did you see the Office last night? Yes, it is relevant to this post. HYSTERICAL.

  3. aishel Says:

    Jewboy, I sent it to you.

    Peninah, I watched it this morning via a torrent. Yes, very relavent!

    Also, I forgot to mention in my original post that Soccerdad also talked about this a bit:
    http://soccerdad.baltiblogs.com/archives/2007/04/06/safety_issues_in_nw_baltimore.html

  4. stam Says:

    pepper spray holsters? pshhhhhh

  5. Warren Moon Says:

    So what happened in NW Baltimore?

  6. aishel Says:

    In short, three people were mugged. In one case, it was a group of two people where one guy distracted the victim while the other punched him in the head from behind. The other two cases were done by a 12-year-old boy with brass knuckles who lives on Clarinth. He knocked one guy completely unconscious, and the other guy had two bones broken near his eye. He’s scheduled to have surgery tomorrow (Thursday) 😦

    The craziest thing is that the 12-year-old boy was already released by police. Apparently he’s too young for them to keep.

  7. opinions Says:

    There enough vigilanties out there let them go after the 12 year old animal. One person had surgery yesterday and was attacked in front of his wife and kids.

  8. MC Says:

    Please advise where I can find pepper spray – would like several bottles.

  9. aishel Says:

    MC, I’m glad I was able to assist you 🙂


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