When the shit goes down and things get fucked up in a company, the blame does directly on the CEO of that company and the same things goes with a city, the man in charge is at fault.
Blame deBlasio for this homeless shelter bullshit that is taking place all over, especially in certain communities and communities of color/immigrants when get way more than their fair share. Of course his predecessor were no better.
I applaud the residents of Elmhurst (Jamaica folks can take a lesson in pride and standing up for their community) who have not given up on this colossal fuck up.
Having seen myself what these homeless shelters do to a community and the crap that is brought in to these places, civilized hard working folks are tired of their communities becoming shelters for some who are plain irresponsible lazy losers who do not want to work, drug addicts who don’t want help, some illegal immigrants who come here to suck off the government tit, women who pop out babies like rabbits and so forth. Now yes, there are some who have legitimate issues and just need to a safety net to get back on their feet, but many are not, plain and simple and the far left liberals just do not want to admit that. Homelessness is not mean to be a permanent job or way of life, eventually one has to take responsibility and pull the boot straps up and some actually do that,but too many don’t.
At the shitty El Camino homeless shelter on 89 Ave/160 St in Jamaica, any time of the day you will see the folks at these shelters hanging out in front of the building or sitting in chairs on the sidewalk doing jack shit. Ever hear of looking for fucking work. No they, just want to hang with their loser buddies causing issues in a community.
From Queens Chronicle:
Frustration over Pan Am reaches new high
City to blame for sex offenders living at Elmhurst shelter: civic, lawmaker
Many Elmhurst residents believe they were stabbed in the back by the city when the Pan American Hotel was stealthily transformed into the Boulevard Family Residence homeless shelter in June 2014
And those same angry citizens, civic members and elected officials are saying this week that the housing of two violent Level 3 sex offenders in the shelter this month represents a vicious twisting of the blade beneath their collective skin.
“This has to stop. It’s unacceptable to the children that are housed in this facility,” state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) said surrounded by sign-toting residents outside the facility on Tuesday. “It’s absolutely disgraceful and in my opinion, maybe criminal.”
Two weeks ago, the Chronicle exclusively reported that the listed address on the state sex offender registry for Dwayne Clark — who sexually assaulted three girls, ages 10 and 13 in 1993 — was 79-00 Queens Blvd., the site of the shelter where hundreds of children live.
Last week, the Chronicle and other outlets reported that a second Level 3 offender, convicted rapist Rodney Moultrie, also cited the Boulevard Family Residence as his home as of June 7.
The city Department of Homeless Services said each of the last two weeks that no one on the registry was living at the facility, but neither Avella, state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) nor angry Elmhurst residents believe that to be the case.
Around two dozen community members joined Avella for Wednesday’s press conference, holding up signs reading “Protect our children, not child predators” and “Don’t let convicted sex offenders in our community.”
One of those residents, Anna Orjuela, said the blame falls squarely on the city’s shoulders.
“I believe we can all agree that DHS’ placement of two sex offenders in this facility is reprehensible,” Orjuela said. “DHS and shelter operator Samaritan Village need to do much more to ensure that these violent predators are not placed in a family shelter or near schools.”
Stavisky said in a Wednesday interview that she spent Monday evening attending a Boulevard Family Residence community advisory board meeting. When she questioned representatives for the city Human Resources Administration — the agency temporarily overseeing the DHS — the lawmaker said they refused to confirm whether the two individuals were ever at the shelter but added they are not there now.
“I’m absolutely convinced they were living there,” Stavisky said. “But I don’t believe they are there now. I take HRA at their word on that.”
Both Clark and Moultrie’s address was still listed as the shelter on Wednesday morning. If a sex offender moves, they have 10 days to inform the state so it can update the offender registry.
Avella said Tuesday he isn’t so sure the two felons are out of the facility, contrary to what DHS told the Chronicle each of the last two weeks.
“No, I don’t believe them,” the lawmaker said.
When asked who should shoulder the blame, Avella said it falls squarely on Mayor de Blasio, not HRA Commissioner Steven Banks.
“I happen to like Commissioner Banks, I think he’s trying to do the right job,” he said. “But he has a terrible boss in the mayor. I think this is being run by City Hall, not the agency anymore.”
Former fire marshall and Community Education Council 24 Legislative Committee Chairman Bill Kregler said all Elmhurst can do right now is pray Mayor de Blasio resigns in the wake of multiple fundraising-related investigations.
“We can only hope there’s a time and place,” Kregler said, “where the mayor will have to step down to address these other concerns he might have with these investigations.”
When asked whether he thought de Blasio should resign much like former DHS Commissioner Gilbert Taylor did last year, Avella declined to answer, saying his future should be decided by the voters when he runs for re-election next year.
Officers with the 110th Precinct’s Community Affairs unit did not respond to an inquiry for comment by press time.