Orthodox Jewish communities in Chicago, USA, feel so besieged that they have resorted to paying for security forces that the police cannot or will not provide.
After a series of attacks and Anti-Semitic threats, Jewish families in West Rogers Park region have lined up their own security force of off-duty Chicago police officers to patrol the neighborhood.
The armed officers set up outside Jewish institutions and use personal cars to drive through the area during the weekly Sabbath as well as Yom Tovs.
Resident David Kamish, 41, organised the patrols and collects $25 a month from more than 25 families to pay the officers. .
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