Street cleaning and other programs cut to fund Shomrim patrol car — Baltimore Brew
Baltimore’s Shomrim, a sort of volunteer neighborhood watch program for the primarily Jewish neighborhoods in Northwest Baltimore, usually responds to calls about minor neighborhood issues: broken windows, suspicious strangers, and the like. But this week, one Shomrim dispatcher had to deal with a situation that was far more frightening. “Like many calls we get, there were kids screaming and a lady crying and at first I couldn’t make out any of the words because she was pretty hysterical,” dispatcher Yitzy Schlieifer told VIN News. Shortly afterward, it became clear that this call was quite different from the ones that Shomrim usually deals with.