Whenever Jamaica is in the news, you can pretty much count on it NOT being a positive upbeat story and can pretty much assume that the “Jamaica Element” was at it again. This time Cloyd Clarke, was the Jamaica winner harassing and chasing cabbies with a machete.
It is a jungle in Jamaica, but did you expect anything less from the ghetto of Queens.
At least this time no one was killed or seriously hurt.
He got to ride in the front of a cab and the back of a police car— all on the same morning.
A Jamaica man was collared Sunday morning after harassing a pair of cabbies and threatening them with a machete after being dropped off in Ozone Park, NYPD sources said.
Police said the trouble began before 9:15 a.m., when a cab driver picked up Cloyd Clarke, 25, of Sutphin Boulevard at the corner of Liberty Avenue and 115th Street. Upon the taxi’s arrival, Clarke allegedly jumped into the front seat and got into an argument when the driver told him he could not ride in the front.
Clarke eventually left the vehicle, but not without allegedly taking the driver’s Samsung tablet and $50 in cash, authorities noted. The driver later realized his property was missing and notified his fellow cab drivers via radio.
Moments later, police said, Clarke called for and was picked up by another cab driver. The New York Post reported that Clarke again got into the cab’s front seat; the driver took him to his requested location, but reported a distress call via radio to other drivers.
The second driver brought Clarke to a home on 115th Street near 95th Avenue, where the first driver met up with Clarke and demanded his property. According to reports, Clarke went into the home, then exited moments later wielding a machete.
Officers from the 102nd Precinct, who were called to the location after receiving a 911 call about the dispute, managed to take Clarke into custody. The Post reported that an officer was hospitalized after suffering a cut to his hand in apprehending the suspect.
Authorities said the officers allegedly recovered from Clarke a plastic bag containing a yet-to-be identified controlled substance.
Clarke was charged with criminal trespass, menacing, petit larceny, aggravated harassment and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.
My sources tell me that CityRib Restaurant & Bar, which recently closed with a “Closed till Further Notice” sign may reopen December 3rd with a new name and new management, but the same ownership.
In the meantime leaders, clean this fucking ghetto trashed area up!!! People are sick and tired of this shit, we are not all low-class ghetto trash, sections 8, homeless, welfare cases, chronic unemployed, addicts and other bottom of the barrel folks in this community. So how about sticking up for US for a change.
America had another terrorist attack on Planned Parenthood yesterday and it was not a crazy radical Islamic person, it was a crazy religious American white man. If there is a mass shooting in this country at a school, a mall, anywhere, count on some crazy white asshole to be behind it. And in this latest case in Colorado Springs, it was of course crazy religious beliefs behind it, but not Islam, good old fashion Christian crazy batshit thinking.
When I first heard about the incident, the first thing that popped into my mind, crazy white man. And yep, that was the case.
Terrorism is here in this country in the form of crazy religious zealots made up of crazy white people and the fairy tale book this time was not the Koran, but that other crazy made up book, The Bible, that people love to twist and turn for their own evil, just like crazy radical Islam folks like to do with the Koran. But I feel even if you do not twist and turn, both this books are crazy anyway and it is hard for me to understand how educated people can take those fairy tales books seriously, when both have been the cause of much violence, even though they bring peace of mind to many.
And remember, it was a crazy white man AGAIN.
Latest Terrorist – American white man, Robert Lewis Dear
Gunman in Custody After Opening Fire at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs
NY Daily News
A grueling five-hour standoff between Colorado police and a gunman holed up in a Planned Parenthood clinic ended with a police officer and two others dead, nine more wounded and the shooter in custody, police said Friday.
The slain officer was identified as Garrett Swasey, 44, a six-year veteran with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
The names of the two civilians killed in the Colorado Springs shootout weren’t released as of late Friday night, while a law enforcement official identified the gunman as Robert Lewis Dear of North Carolina. Dear, 59, also has a Colorado address.
Swasey, the fallen officer, was married with two children, and he was active in the Hope Chapel Church, according to the church’s website.
Police Officer Garrett Swasey, 44, was killed in a standoff with a gunman at a Planned parenthood in Colorado. Garret Swasey pictured (r.) with his wife Rachel and children Elijah and Faith.
Cops said he used a “long gun” during his rampage.
With the gunman’s motive unclear, it was not certain if he had deliberately targeted the Planned Parenthood office.
“We don’t have any information on this individual’s mentality, or his ideas or ideology,” said Lt. Catherine Buckley.
Planned Parenthood was politically targeted around the country after a series of controversial videos from an anti-abortion group depicted officials talking about donating aborted fetuses for medical uses.
The National Abortion Federation, a pro-choice group, said the clinic where the gunman holed up was part of the Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountain network featured in the videos released this summer.
“Since that video, the affiliate has seen an increase in protesters and death threats against one of their doctors,” said NAF president Vicki Saporta.
The area was still on lockdown as night arrived because police weren’t sure if the gunman had left behind possible explosive devices — including propane tanks.
Bomb technicians also combed over the suspect’s vehicle in a parking lot, a law enforcement official said.
Tearful man describes family phone call during active shooting
Police evacuated as many of the clinic staffers and patients as they could during the standoff — hustling them into the nearby Veterans Administration building.
According to police dispatch records, the gunman entered the clinic at roughly 12:15 p.m. — and began firing out the windows at propane tanks placed around the parking lot. It was unclear if he had placed the tanks there.
For the first several hours, police could only pinpoint the shooter’s location as he moved about, firing sporadically.
It wasn’t clear if he’d taken hostages. When officers finally braved the building and were able to get within shouting distance, they convinced the suspected killer to surrender, said Lt. Buckley.
Joan Motolinia told the Associated Press that his sister, Jennifer, was trapped in the Planned Parenthood facility as the gunman fired at police.
She called her brother from underneath a table where she was hiding, he said.
“She was telling me to take care of her babies because she could get killed,” Motolinia said of the mother of three. He said he could only listen helplessly.
“People were shooting for sure. I heard someone shooting. There was a lot of gunfire. She was calm she was trying to hide from those people,” he said.
Denise Speller, manager of a nearby hair salon, said she heard as many as 20 gunshots in less than five minutes.
She told The Gazette newspaper she saw two officers near a Chase Bank branch, not far from the Planned Parenthood facility.
She saw one of the officers fall to the ground and the other one kneel down to help pull him to safety behind a police cruiser, she told The Gazette.
“We’re still pretty freaked out,” Speller said in an Associated Press phone interview. “We can’t stop shaking.”
Witness Shelley Satulla said she saw five or six people put on stretchers and placed in ambulances near a shopping center close the clinic.
Planned Parenthood said in a tweet that all its staffers emerged unscathed — but the organization mourned for Officer Swasey and the other victims.
The Colorado Springs office would be closed for at least the next several days, the statement said. But other clinics in the area would remain open.As a precaution, the NYPD sent Critical Response Vehicles to Planned Parenthood locations throughout the five boroughs.
“There are currently no specific threats to any New York City locations at this time,” police said
Five years in Jamaica (hopefully not too much longer) and the conditions in Jamaica have gotten worse not better as the powers to be will tell you (photos do not lie). More garbage, more litter, more noise from problematic people, more homeless shelters and th e nonsense that group brings, more illegal conversions, more crap third world apartment building being built by slumlords & crammed with problematic people and the garbage & noise they bring, more illegal truck driving on residential streets, more crime, just more nonsense in an uncivilized community that gets worse.
And here is another angry resident about this bullshit.
I had moved into the area Almost 10 years ago . i had seen some improvements happen in the first year or 2 and then things went swinging the other way very fast . I like most other residents( home owners, i bought into a co op ) in the area are fed up and feel trapped with the element that has settled into the area . Who would want to buy here and how can one sell and leave in hopes of finding a new home without taking a major loss on their investment . I have voiced out may times to 311 and the police wth things going on outside my building in the streets in the area and it’s like putting a small band aid on severed leg ,just not enough. Its sad that the Homeless situation is so bad but their conduct and disregard for others ( who are hard workers and spending most of their lives away from their home to do so during the day trying to better their lives ) has become a plague with a blind eye for a solution from the powers that be. there is a sad loss of respect, humanity and kindness for others not just here but world wide and the saddest part is that those out there are NOT teaching their children these very valuable qualities that is desperately needed today. the next generations are being more defiant to authority with false beliefs that they are untouchable and above others .I hope and pray that others in the community can and will unite to attempt , yes even attempt, at a solution instead of adding to the problem .
The quality of people here are losing the battle against the bottom of the barrel folks which are multiplying like bottom of the barrel folks multiply.
And if you are offended by this, you either belong in the latter category or you are some white liberal who lives in a nice clean community that does not deal with this bullshit or these folks but always likes to stick up for them as long as they are not in your neighborhood.
Received the weekly email from the Jamaica BID, “What’s Buzzing in Jamaica” and for the most part, there is not much buzzing at all in this low-rent community, sales at crap retail stores on the Ave, “shop, dine & play” on the ave (WHAT???).
What I found interesting, amusing and incorrect in this particular email, was the section below describing night life in downtown Jamaica, I mean WHAT FUCKING NIGHTLIFE. The only somewhat nightlife was CityRib, but that is closed and I certainly do not count Ghetto Applebee’s. But it is really pushing it when the downtown nightlife is Resorts World Casino. Pushing it when is says “downtown Jamaica”. It is not in Downtown Jamaica, far from it and hell, it is barely even in Jamaica.
Truth in advertising.
But then when you don’t have a downtown nightlife (due to probably all the nonsense that would happen with the Jamaica element), I guess you have to make up something.
Jamaica is not only an ugly strewn garbage dump and unhealthy for you, but there are statistics to back it up. Jamaica leads Queens in filthy garbage conditions (one needs only walk out their door to see that, no stats are needed), but it also leads statistically in poor healthy, infant mortality rate, obesity, poverty, poor schools, asthma and other diseases, but does this come as a surprise, ABSOLUTELY NOT.
I am sure it has the most uneducated group of people and a high percentage of non-English speaking residents as well. And with uneducated people, come high rates of poor health, disease, poverty, infant mortality rates and crime, oh and don’t forget GARBAGE, lots of it oh, and useless elected officials and too many shady churches with shady preachers.
Photo by Mike Shain -In Jamaica and Hollis, 17 percent of the residents live below the Federal Poverty Level, according to recent data from the city’s Health Department.
By Sadef Ali Kully
The Jamaica and Hollis neighborhoods have unhealthy profiles due to high rates of disease and crime, according to the city Health Department’s report on 14 districts across the borough.
Overall, the health profile for Queens showed that in many neighborhoods, the level of health was good. However, it found significant health inequities in Jamaica and Hollis, where death rates due to diabetes, stroke, hypertension, and homicide are higher than the citywide rates. The infant mortality rate of 9 percent in the two neighborhoods is almost double Queens’ overall rate of 4.7 percent.
“The Health Department’s Community Health Profiles represent the most comprehensive picture of neighborhood health that we have ever produced,” Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett said in a release.
According to the report, each profile outlines the health of a Queens community district using indicators of neighborhood conditions, social and economic conditions, healthy living, health care and health outcomes.
But this year, the city Health Department integrated non-traditional health indicators, such as housing quality, the number of tobacco retailers per 10,000 people, and the supermarket square footage per 100 people to each of the neighborhood profiles.
In Bayside and Little Neck, 9 percent of residents live below the Federal Poverty Level—one of the lowest poverty rates among city neighborhoods. The CB 11 community district has a lower percentage of homes with maintenance defects than does the city overall. The air pollution level is lower than for Queens as a whole as well as for the city overall. Residents in Bayside and Little Neck smoke at a similar rate to residents borough-wide or for the city as a whole, according to the area’s health profile.
For Jamaica and Hollis, the study found that 17 percent of residents live below the Federal Poverty Level. It also found that about one in seven Jamaica and Hollis adults aged 16 and older are unemployed, and over half of residents spend more than 30 percent of their monthly gross income on rent.
Flushing and Whitestone had the highest number of deaths related to heart disease at over 3,000 in the past year, while Woodside and Sunnyside had the lowest number of deaths related to heart disease at an estimated 894, according to their respective profiles.
In Elmhurst and Corona, 69 percent of residents describe their own health as “excellent,” “very good,” or “good.” Adults in that district are less likely than adults citywide to get tested for HIV, but are more likely to receive flu vaccinations. The rate of infant mortality in Elmhurst and Corona is higher than the citywide rate; however, the rate of premature death in the community district is the seventh-lowest in the city, according to the area’s health profile.
And this is the kind of trash that is way too prevalent in Jamaica and especially South Jamaica. No doubt we will read some nonsense tomorrow that took place on Thanksgiving as some asshole shoots or stabs someone over a turkey wing.