Anti-Semitic attacks spark community to hire off-duty cops

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CHICAGO -- Members of the Jewish community in West Rogers Park are taking security into their own hands after a series of anti-Semitic incidents in their neighborhood.

Residents are kicking-in $25 each to help pay for private security to patrol their neighborhood.

That security force is made-up of off-duty Chicago cops.

They say they want the added protection after their community was hit with anti-Semitic graffiti among other things.

Members of the community say they appreciate the job the Chicago Police Department is doing and this isn't a knock on officers. They just wanted added protection.

A community policing volunteer for the area discourages the extra officers saying it could complicate investigations.

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