I don’t know if some of you folks follow what is going on in Queens, but there has been much violence (shootings, stabbings, beatings, assaults, etc) in the “World’s Borough”, you know the one that Melinda Katz wants to make a “tourist destination. And this does not include the countless robberies that are happening all over. Since some parts of Queens (especially Jamaica) has been a dumping ground for problematic homeless shelters, methadone clinics and other such places that bring with them problematic people, could this just even add to the issue.
Just recently a Muslim woman wearing a hijab on the F train, was verbally abused at the 179th Subway Station recently during rush hour by a white man (http://pix11.com/2016/06/15/new-yorkers-rally-behind-muslim-women-being-harassed-on-f-train/). I use this stop every day and since there are few white people there, the many white people I have seen recently are the ones coming from the Methadone clinic at 175th/Hillside Ave that was dumped there quietly and quickly a few months back and there always seems to be some nonsense at that location .
Mayor Dumbo was at doing a Town Hall Meeting last night in Springfield Gardens. How about coming out to the Downtown Jamaica area and South Jamaica, which tend to be the most problematic with many various quality of life issues, especially the violence factor in South Jamaica.
Here are just come recent horrible incidents:
From Queens Courier;
Woman was brutally beaten in horrendous rape attempt in Corona, cops say (http://qns.com/story/2016/06/16/woman-was-brutally-beaten-in-a-horrendous-attempted-rape-in-corona-cops-say/)
Family homeless shelter in Elmhurst may have housed a sex offender (http://qns.com/story/2016/06/16/boulevard-family-residence-in-elmhurst-may-have-housed-a-sex-offender/)
From Times Ledger: