To my fellow Lakewooders,
I am sorry that I needed to vent about this issue, but it is only getting worse.
There are unfortunately hundreds of boys and girls in our community who are not in yeshivas, don’t have jobs, and often have serious addiction issues such as drugs, alcohol, drinking, and gambling. They are roaming our streets wreaking havoc on our community, and not much is being done.
Where is our leadership to step in and confront the problem head-on? These neshamos are crying for help. Where are the askanim who turn over the world to get rabbanim to ban chumashim and entertainment apps? Where are the askanim who are devoted to solving the shidduch crisis, but apparently not the teenage vagrant crisis? Are hundreds of neshamos going to the garbage not worthy of all-out efforts to save them?
How many more cars do we need stolen? How many fires started? How many more stabbings? How many more drug overdoses? How many more shopping centers terrorized? How many more store owners punched in the face before we do something? What will it take?
We all know what happened last night, but my mark my words: It will get worse. A lot worse. If nothing is done, this will eventually result in violent deaths r”l.
This is not just a matter of quality of life, it is literally a matter of pikuach nefashos for these poor, lost souls. And it is a matter of chinuch too, as our children are receiving a terrible hashpaah from these troubled individuals.
Get them help. Askanim: do something. Now.
Name withheld upon request.