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Athenee wrote: I like the new rookie cops. They seem to make a real effort and most certainly make me feel safer walking home at night.I know they are underpaid, but crying doesn't help. They knew what the deal was and they chose to do it regardless, so please stop crying now. There certainly are non-monetary benefits to being a cop. I just hope it all works out for them and that they really do make a difference here, God knows we need it.
scooterjackson5 wrote: Get this: I was getting huge last week at the gym. This copper just walks in as I'm benching like 320. He says to me "Excuse me sir, do you have a license for those?" I flexed my biceps, ripping my skin tight tank top. "Oh these ol' things? I didn't know I needed to register them." Cop gave me a summons for failing to register a lethal weapon.Operation Impact has gone too far.
Subject: Fred and Ginger
lilbangladesh wrote: Oh dear Lord. I'm all for more cops, but not the silliness. The Broken Windows theory makes sense when you're talking about turnstile jumping or graffitti, but ticketing someone who doesn't own a dog for an unlicensed dog? That's ridiculous. That guy had a right to complain, but he was wasting his breath on the two morons who ticketed him.
Ben wrote: I think a lot of these tickets get thrown out by the judge anyway or entail a small fine.
Anonymous wrote: What kills me is that all of the things that some of you people are complaining about are things that are on the books. They are illegal so you are supposed to be stopped and given a summons. Its not new. They just have been to lenient over the years so when it actually happens we are surprised. Don't walk your dog without a licence, Don't drink in the street, Don't smoke weed in public, This is what the community asked for and this is what you got. There were people complaining about the dogs in CH so now look, they are stopping people with dogs. When you complain about the drug dealers they investigate them and try and put them in jail but when its your son, daughter, nephew, niece or relative the law is not suppose to apply to you. I think I've made my point. Its always the cops are harassing us. NO we do stupid things and the cops have the right to stop us when they see us doing stupid things. I'm tired of all you boys and girls who keep crying wolf. Do the right thing and you won't get into trouble. If there were no cops then where would we be. OH PLEASE PEOPLE.
Anonymous wrote: Exactly. I think that's what was happening here (I'm the dog walker who got the ticket). It seemed pretty clear the cops were MOST interested in "checking out" the other guy who didn't have a dog. As a result, I'll have to waste a day going down to court to (probably) watch the thing get thrown out, thereby wasting my time and everyone else's. It's not the worst thing that ever happened, but it sure as hell is pretty ridiculous. Some "impact."
mr. met wrote: i've seen foot patrols on classon. has the zone expanded?
Anonymous wrote: "I'm curious, what made the Cops even stop you in the first place. I don't know of any pet checkpoints. I can't see Police Officers stopping a Law Abiding dog walker, and demanding a license."I was walking down Albany Ave., one block from the home I own. I crossed to the East side of the street to walk across the Albany Houses parking lot and into the park at Troy Avenue, where I've walked my dog countless evenings. As I crossed, four cops were standing with another guy, 20-something, who was just standing there. I walked by with my dog, and one of the cops said, "Excuse me, is that your dog?" I said "Yes." He said "Does he have a license?" I said, "Yes, but it's in my house." He said, "Do you have identification?" I said "Yes" and gave him my driver's license. He just walked back to his patrol car. I turned to the other guy standing there and asked him what was going on. As it turned out, HE was also being given a ticket for not having a license on his dog. But the thing was, he didn't HAVE a dog with him! He was complaining becase apparently, before I arrived, the cops saw him walking with some other guys and a dog, and wanted to question him (or them). The cops apparently let the other guys AND the dog go, and detained this dude to give him a ticket for an UNLICENSED DOG! One of the cops said to him, "See, we're being fair. We're giving him (meaning me) a ticket for the same thing we're giving you one for." The guy and I commented to each other how silly the whole thing was. Mind you, I didn't see ANY of the previous events occur. I simply crossed the street with my dog, walked past the cops, and got stopped. The cops gave us both tickets. I just took mine and walked away to walk my dog. The other guy was still complaining, and one of the cops muttered something about his "attitude." That was it.
lilbangladesh wrote: Yesterday afternoon on Nostrand between Lincoln and St. John's Place, there was a slew of cops. So far as I could see, only one guy was being arrested, and that arrest was as quiet and calm as could be with no resistance on the arrestee's part. Twenty cops to arrest one guy seemed a tad overkill to me.
Anonymous wrote: I'm all for more police protection in CH, but "Operation Impact" rises to the level of true stupidity when FOUR officers spend their time writing summonses for stuff like walking a dog without a license (happened to me last week). I don't think this was the "impact" folks had in mind! I'm not complaining about the ticket - I didn't have the dog's license on at the time, so shame on me. But these guys are wasting everyone's time by spending their time on petty stuff like this. How about solving some REAL crimes?!
ParadeRest wrote: He was calm and compliant because he was surrounded by twenty cops after the first four cops chased the guy all the way down Nostrand Ave for a robbery. They put a foot pursuit over the radio and cars starting racing to get there. During the chase he attempted to discard a loaded .45 that was recovered by the pursuing officers. He has since been identified by six robbery victims.
King without a crown wrote: Yeah keep shaking your head Daver. If it wasn't for the Police, you and Bangledesh would not be living the "HOOD". There were very few Pioneers back in the early 90's, and the few that did move into the hood, didn't last very long. I'd love to see the both of you holding hands, strolling down Nostrand ave 10 Years ago!
King without a crown wrote: "I do find myself shaking my head a bit when I walk out and see SEVEN officers in the half block between my house"That doesn't sound like agreement to me
LittleRedMenace wrote: Who, Don Knotts?
lilbangladesh wrote: Geesh, does ANYONE read for contact anymore?
lilbangladesh wrote: I was just commenting on a situation that looked really odd to me and posted for an explanation. Which was quite adequately answered by ParadeRest once he stopped being snotty.
lilbangladesh wrote: Geesh, does ANYONE read for contact anymore? I wasn't complaining. I'm happy to see the police presence on Nostrand (did people totally miss the complimentary post I made about the police on another thread or do they, like KWAC, assume what I was actually going to post instead of reading it?) and even like that I've seen them on my street. I was just commenting on a situation that looked really odd to me and posted for an explanation. Which was quite adequately answered by ParadeRest once he stopped being snotty.
lilbangladesh wrote: You're spot on. That's the beauty of the internet. You can't tell what I actually intend, so you assume. Emoticons don't do the job.I apologize, ParadeRest, for calling you snotty.And I wasn't complaining. I had never seen such an absurd scene (to my eyes) and I was wondering why it would play like that. Otherwise, I have no issue with the cops on Nostrand. These poor buggers deserve a break because they're rookies.
King without a crown wrote: Ok, just because you've never seen something, doesn't necessarily make something "absurd". That scene you witnessed, happens to take place every day in the City, you just happen to live in one of the more violent neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Therefore, you're going see people chase Robbers while in their pajamas, you will see Domestic Violence in your building and you will see Cops arresting violent felons. So you better get used it! Your disingenuous apologies on this board I find to be quite nauseating, and refering grown Men and Women who risk their lives day in and day out to "POOR BUGGERS" is also quite offensive! Maybe it's time for a voluntary "Time Out" from this Board, as your sentiment doesn't seem to be appreciated here!
King without a crown wrote: I think the "Time Out" will be perfect for you two. You guys can renew your wedding vows, and reminisce about the good ole days growing up in Martinsville.
Anonymous wrote: What a bunch of babies! There have always been criminals, and there will always be crime (and police). You people are obsessed with it. At least KWAC and ParadeRest have excuses - they're cops, it's their life! The rest of you really need to move on.
daver wrote: [quote=Anonymous]What a bunch of babies! There have always been criminals, and there will always be crime (and police). You people are obsessed with it. At least KWAC and ParadeRest have excuses - they're cops, it's their life! The rest of you really need to move on.
ParadeRest wrote: [quote=daver][quote=Anonymous]What a bunch of babies! There have always been criminals, and there will always be crime (and police). You people are obsessed with it. At least KWAC and ParadeRest have excuses - they're cops, it's their life! The rest of you really need to move on.
King without a crown wrote: Thanks for "outting" me! Now when are you and Bangledesh going to come out of the closet with your online romance that has recently blossomed?
apollonia666 wrote: If I might put on my mod pants for a moment: I think the stuff about not assuming the worst when someone questions something you post is *wonderful* advice. And everyone PLEASE remember to keep it nice.Oh, and it's not a good idea to post personal details about other users, like what they do for a living or who their secret lover is (:)) without knowing for sure that it's okay with that person that you do so, okay? It seems like it wasn't that big of a deal to KWAC here (King, correct me if I'm wrong) but you never know how someone's going to feel about or how they might stand to be impacted by having identifying or personal info posted by others.
daver wrote: P.S. Park slope sucks.
Carnivore wrote: [quote=daver]P.S. Park slope sucks.
sweet tea wrote: [quote=Carnivore][quote=daver]P.S. Park slope sucks.
Carnivore wrote: [quote=King without a crown]Do you think the Law is eroded when people are alllowed to Double Park in front of their Church whens theirs a service?(Dean st-6th-Carlton), (St johns Plc-Utica- Schenectady ave) Do you think alternate side of the street cleaning affords people to legally double park?(everywhere) Do you think School Teachers should be allowed to park inside of the School yards where they work?(Sterling Plc-Albany ave)(schenectady-Lincoln pl) Should Postal Employees and Firemen be allowed to park on the sidewalk? (post office St Johns Pl -Troy ave)(firehouse Opp 500 st johns pl) Should Drug store owners be allowed to park and drive on the sidewalk in front of their stores? (Bedford ave-Eastern pkwy) Should people be allowed to Park in the safety zone (front of 35 Eastern Pkwy) Should Parks Dept Employees be able to Park their private vehicles in Parks? (Brower Park) Should recruiters for the military be allowed to park in No Standing Zones? (Eastern pkwy-Utica ave) Should the supervisor for MTA be allowed to park on the Median of Eastern Pkwy?(Eastern pkwy-Utica) The point is, and I can go on and on and on............Theres too many cars in the City and too little places for them. Some people abuse their privileges, while others never do. If a War is to be started, then everyone is fair game!
Lo Kee wrote: The fucking guys are expected to take bullets for like $30 k a year. Imagine living on $30 K a year in New York City!Let them have a little perk, fucksake.
I have awakened a zombie thread to state,
"Things have gotten better, but still aren't that good"
Patch wrote: There has been another gunpoint robbery in the Franklin Avenue area.A 32-year-old woman walking on Park Place, when, at the corner of Classon Avenue, three men came up to her and asked to borrow her cell phone. She was trying to find the phone when one of the men demanded her wallet, showing her a black gun in his waistband and saying, “I’m not playing, give us your wallet."The woman handed it over and the men fled. The robbery took place on Saturday, July 21 at 1:54 a.m.The report said. This is at least the seventh strong-arm mugging the area between Underhill and Bedford avenues this year:- On June 20, a 22-year-old man was pistol whipped and his wallet, cell phone and iPod taken at St. Johns Place between Franklin and Bedford avenues. - On June 13, a gunman held up a couple on Eastern Parkway, using a gun to hit the man in the head and making off with their wallets and a cell phone, according to a police report. - On May 4, a 30-year-old man was held up by a gun-wielding thief on St. John's Place near Washington Avenue, with the gunman making off with his backpack containing more than $1,000 in clothing and electronics.- On Feb. 28, a gun-wielding man stole iPhones from women as they walked near the corner of Underhill and St. Marks avenues.- On Feb. 12, a 35-year-old man turned the tables on a would-be thief by grabbing the gun from him during a mid-afternoon robbery attempt on St. Charles Place near Franklin Avenue- And on Jan. 24 a 25-year-old woman was walking on St. Johns Place between Bedford and Franklin avenues when a ski-masked-wearing man jabbed a "gun-like object" into her back and stole her backpack and wallet. - In addition, on Jan. 18, a man was bashed in the head with a metal cane while fighting off four muggers on Bergen Street.
According to the Journal, a revamped version of Operation Impact is coming back to eight precincts in the city, including the 79th in Bed-Stuy. The rookie cops will now be paired both with veteran cops and with community leaders such as block association presidents and clergy. Plus they'll be partnered up while on patrol, walk a beat, and receive new training. Sounds like some good changes to me. http://online.wsj.com/articles/nypd-to-roll-out-revamped-operation-impact-plan-1401418520