It needed to be done.
If this center saves just one Jew from being forced at gunpoint to impersonate a rooster until he fell out of the tree, it’ll be worth the millions of taxpayer dollars it costs to operate.
The Secure Community Network, which coordinates security for Jewish institutions nationwide, has opened a command center in Chicago to monitor antisemitic threats.
The center’s main room is a monitoring room with a 16-foot video screen that shows a map and tally of incident reports and potential threats across the country. It is staffed by some 10 people on a daily basis, but can be operational 24 hours a day, as it was over the High Holidays this month.
The opening of the center comes as statistics from watchdog groups show a rise in antisemitic incidents in recent years.
Some people might argue that the Jews would be better off using these kinds of places to research why they’re the single most hated group of people in world history.
Those people are called anti-Semites – and this organization is going to ensure they’re hunted down and prosecuted for their crimes.