November 23, 2007
Chicago’s cops have big troubles, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make videos about Jews
The problems of the Chicago Police Department are well-known— a history of brutality and corruption and problems at the top—but, hey, that doesn’t mean they can’t make educational videos!
This one—entitled ‘Gaining A Better Understanding of Judaism Educational Video’—was uploaded to YouTube with the following description:
I guess it’s better than racially profiling Muslim neighborhoods, like the LAPD proposed, but it raises a few questions:
On the other hand, maybe it was a good idea, especially after cops questioned a man davening with tefillin on a train to Chicago because they thought he might have been wearing an explosive device on his head.
Update: The rest of these USDOJ-funded videos can be found here, covering the mysterious worlds of Sikhs, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and the Eastern Orthodox.
I love the Eastern Orthodox chanting. Puts the Gregorians to shame!