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    Busting the Druggie Beggar

    From the COLlive Inbox: After seeing the tzedakah collector approach a teenager on a street corner, I hurried to bust the scam. Full Story

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    KINGSTON AV COLLECTORS
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    KINGSTON AV COLLECTORS

    I AM TELLING EVERYONE ONCE:

    THE COLLECTORS OF KINGSTON AVENUE (3 OF THEM) I SEE MANY-TIMES AT NIGHTS WALKING WITH GOYIM (DRUGIES) WITH THEM THEY ARE ON CRACK COCAINE AND WE ARE GIVING THEM MONEY ALL DAY.

    WOW
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    WOW

    wow, we really can never judge

    Ouch
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    Ouch

    Someone want to wither away on the spot in shame?

    collectors should have a certificate from chjcc
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    collectors should have a certificate from chjcc
    WOW COLLIVE YASHER KOACH
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    WOW COLLIVE YASHER KOACH

    For once your website has the guts to step out of the box and tell it like it is… Yasher Koach. PS: Regarding this story.Number 1, I agree, I have witnessed first hand these 3 fake tzedaka collectors on the streets, who hide behind the chassidic mask to further their drug usage. FUYAH FOR SHAME

    Your mistake goes deeper
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    Your mistake goes deeper

    Your initial prejudice remains.

    oy! thanks for passing on what you learned despite the shame you might be feeling...maybe something good will come out of it!
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    oy! thanks for passing on what you learned despite the shame you might be feeling...maybe something good will come out of it!
    Rebbe much different than his Chassidim
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    Rebbe much different than his Chassidim

    Even if it were true that he was a drug addict, who gave you the right and the chutzpah to look down at him instead of helping him all the way. The Rebbe never investigated or had investigated the multitudes of junkies and druggies and alcoholics who resided full-time in 700. How things have changed. Here is a true story showing this, When hadar Hatorah was first established in the 60’s, due to the times many students were using and doing drugs during their initial stay, it was simply a part of college culture in those days. When one of… Read more »

    Kingston Ave
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    Kingston Ave

    All the ones on Kingston Ave are imposters. I would never give any of them a penny. Especially that screaming woman. She is a disgrace.

    replt to number 8
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    replt to number 8

    the drugs of the 1960’s were harmless regarding stealing and so on, no one stole for those drugs, its the newer ones that create monsters to steal and kill!! the ones on kingston will one day be so desperate may god spare us all.

    replt to number 8
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    replt to number 8

    the drugs of the 1960’s were harmless regarding stealing and so on, no one stole for those drugs, its the newer ones that create monsters to steal and kill!! the ones on kingston will one day be so desperate may god spare us all.

    to #1
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    to #1

    You should take pictures of them at night and post the pictures. These holy yiddishe neshamas should get the help they need to get off drugs-by people giving them money, it does not help them get off drugs.

    wow
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    wow

    Thanks for sharing… so we can learn – some times its confusing…and we are not sure who are not with drugs…

    thans col for the inspiration
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    thans col for the inspiration
    Rebbe much different than his Chassidim
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    Rebbe much different than his Chassidim

    There were drug users and alcoholics living in 770 for years when the Rebbe was alive. Nobody dared kick them out. Today we became policeman who put Jews in jail.

    ended up on the street!
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    ended up on the street!

    That’s horrific – how can it be that a family is left on the street begging – noch in 2012 – its supposed to be Moshiach tziten. Hashem yishmor! To the big baalei tzedakka who gave $300 without hesitating – I’m sure that “yotzo hefsedo bischoro” and that the man forgives you.

    beautiful lesson, thanks
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    beautiful lesson, thanks

    has connection with today’s rmabam 3 perokim – a little

    money to the right ppl
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    money to the right ppl

    still dont know who legit out side 770 or down kingston so i only give to kscv or rabbi leider or hatzolah where i know the money going to the right ppl

    Cute but a freier is a freier
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    Cute but a freier is a freier

    This is a classic scam, even if it is not for drugs. Don’t fall for it. These schnorrers (in both Yerushalayim and Crown Heights) are richer than many legit businessmen.

    Thank You
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    Thank You

    Yossi, your honesty is refreshing and you have inspired me to be more careful not to judge people. I wonder if there is a way that we can help this man.

    yossi f
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    yossi f

    an amazing person, this yossi f, first doing so much chessed in london and now continuing it in israel 🙂

    kingston avenue collectors
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    kingston avenue collectors

    I see them on eastern parkway at night getting drugs from goyim..do not give them money, give your tzedakah to reliable sources

    please
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    please

    Can you please identify who on kingston is faking it?? I never know who to give and who not too!!

    wow
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    wow

    wow what an amazing, inspiring story

    you get the mitzvah
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    you get the mitzvah

    whether the person needs it or not – stop writing negative comments to a positive article!!!

    Very nice story
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    Very nice story

    BS’’D
    Thank you for sharing this, its really beautiful. Yes we should be careful who we give to, but his point was to never stop a person and search them out, because it may very well be that all they want is a nice dinner.
    Hashem should help us all!
    Again, thanks for sharing, its very brave of you.

    and I see them by day
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    and I see them by day

    think before you give
    many buy drugs with the money
    they need to be placed in rehabs not given $

    just today I saw a lady asking for money on Kingston
    a while later I saw her sitting by the bus stop and while she was sitting there she pulled off the sheitel she was wearing

    to everyone saying this person was prejudice, it”s far from simple, there are lots and lots of phonies out there

    beware the gypsies walking with their kids around the neighborhood too

    Tzedaka?
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    Tzedaka?

    something is funny with the mans story. He doesn’t answer why the man kept going to his son and exchanging the money or just giving it to him. where was the money when he tried to prove his innocense? Be that as it may, I know for a fact that one of the real old time regulars is an old lady who is NOT Jewish and actually collaborated with the nazis back in the forties. She was married to a Jew who has long passed away. 28 years ago, she used to come into my store on Kingston with him,… Read more »

    Street Tzedaka
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    Street Tzedaka

    This is one exception for the many many many scammers that walk around CH.

    I think it’s time to…. I don’t know. But there are people that seriously need it, then there are people who dress up as frum (ladies) and the russian mafia with the send modus operandum and come together in the same subway.

    Allowing this to be is just as evil as making a mistake and embarrassing someone who really needs it.

    Being a sucker is not a mitzva
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    Being a sucker is not a mitzva

    It is a bigger mitzvah to spend the money in Jewish stores and support Jewish businessmen, especially in Yerushalayim (and Crown Heights) where small businesses often support big families.

    Being a sucker is not a mitzva. It encourages these criminals, and that is exactly what they are. Some may be Jewish, but giving to them is the same as investing with Solomon Dwek.

    give food, jobs and employment
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    give food, jobs and employment

    no problem that way

    @ 1
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    @ 1

    did you ever think maybe there is something more to the fact they are talking and walking with these drugees.
    I have been seen walking and talking with a drugee and when aproched had a great expplanation.
    while i am a nobody but i am in a 12 step program and it brings me in comntact with drugees and alchoholics.
    DO NOT RUSH TO JUDGE.

    31 Is correct
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    31 Is correct

    I agree with you…real help has to cover all the bases and not serve as a bandaid…although I like the comment from the first person’s comment about the Rebbe *not* kicking anyone out…Bella

    Tzdak collctors
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    Tzdak collctors

    Many tzdaka collectors on Ave J and Ave M in Brooklyn are not even Jewish. Th women are Gypsies. Stop giving them $$

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