J-Safe launches in Melbourne

April 19, 2016 by J-Wire
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Melbourne businessman Avi Yemini who runs self defence school IDF Training is behind a new Facebook page designed to protect the Jewish community in the city’s south-east.

J-Safe is a Facebook page on which victims of crime can ventilate their experiences in the hope of warning others.

Yemini told J-Wire that he had created the page due to an increasing incidence of crime in the area which is home to a large number of Melbourne’s Jewish community.

Yemini made it clear that he did not support vigilante action but admitted that a well-know gang was operating in the area in which residents were considered to be wealthy.

Yemini told J-Wire: “There is only one division of police for a neighbourhood which is home to 140,000 people. We have seen a marked increase in car-jackings in recent days. Most of the people targeted are known not to be the types that will fight back and most of them possess goods the gangs want to steal.”

Yemini said that his J-Safe page had attracted over 6,000 likes in its first day.

The president of The Jewish Community Council of Victoria Jennifer Huppert conceded that there was a marked increase in crime in the area.

She added: “I cannot say that it is just the Jewish community which is targeted. This is a general community problem. As things stand we are more than satisfied with the collaborative efforts of the Community Security Group and the local police.”

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