I have already said this before and will keep saying it till these asshole leaders (and the media) bring this important issue up.
The problem goes deeper and has been doing on for decades in black communities and leaders like Meeks, Wills, Comrie, Cook and all the other assholes are at the cause of it, allowing black communities to deteriorate something horribly. Allowing quality of life issues like illegal truck driving on residential streets, auto body shops turning community streets into junkyard blight, illegal garbage dumping and all the other issues that none of these clowns have addressed and have ignored for years. Throw on top of that the lack of proper services in communities like Jamaica and the dumping of numerous homeless shelters and poisonous waste stations and you are creating a ghetto community with ghetto mentality that results in violence. When you allow communities of color to just fall apart, which is what these elected officials and our government have done for decades, then, this is the result. You can put two and two together. The problem is NOT GUNS, the problem is within the black communities themselves.
Each one of these elected officials and the community board have ignored all of these quality of life issues that myself, community activist Pamela Hazel and others have brought up for years. This is the typical computer generated response that myself and Ms. Hazel have gotten from Senator Leroy Comrie for years, even when he was Councilmember for 12 years:
Thank you for contacting me. Your concerns and questions are of utmost importance to me. A member of my staff or I will be in contact with you
shortly to discuss your issue. If you require immediate assistance, please feel free to contact my Queens District Office at 718-454-0162 or my Albany Legislative Office at 518-455-2701. You can also feel free to come in and speak directly with a community or legislative representative. For office hours and directions, please visit Office of NYS Senator Leroy Comrie. Again, thank you for contacting me.
The man has not once reached out at all with all these quality of life issues which cause the Jamaica community to continually deteriorate. And neither have any of these other clowns.
State Assemblywoman Vivian Cook (D-Jamaica) was among the elected officials calling for change. REALLY, in all her years she has done crap for this community and has not properly addressed any of the complaints and issues that have been going on for such a long time. State Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) said the NRA is blocking legislation that 80 percent of the country agrees on. “If you’re on the watch list, you should not be able to buy a firearm,” he said. “This is common sense legislation that the NRA should support, that anyone that cares about this country should support.” BUT what the hell does that have to do with Jamaica and the poor quality of life issues in THIS COMMUNITY. WHAT does that have to do with young black men shooting and killing other young black men.
The problem is not “gun control”, the problem is within the black community where leaders have created a horrible environment of blight, filth, hopelessness and despair, all which eventually leads to violence if not addressed.
Yes, we need certain common sense gun control laws in this country, but that has NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with what is going on in the Jamaica community and other black communities across the country.
Real nice to blame another party, when the Dirty Southeast Democratic party and their corrupt and useless elected officials have not addressed their own communities issues and that includes Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Mayor deBlasio and Public Advocate Letitia James, who ALL know the conditions in Jamaica and have done NOTHING to address them and improve those conditions.
From Queens Times Ledger:
Queens lawmakers condemn police shootings and Dallas attack
Elected officials throughout the borough responded to the harrowing displays of violence that shook the nation this week, including the shootings of two men in Louisiana and Minnesota at the hands of the police, as well as the shooting deaths of five police officers that unfolded near the end of a protest march in Dallas.
Police stopped Alton Sterling Tuesday outside of a Baton Rouge, La. convenience store. After tackling him to the ground, officers fired several shots, killing him. Two separate videos of the incident appeared online and in news reports soon after, sparking protests throughout the country. U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) expressed his anger and sorrow at the news on Twitter.
“Though I am a member of Congress,” he tweeted, “as a black man in America I feel sickened by and at risk of police brutality and murders.”
Less than a day later, news broke of the shooting of Philando Castile, a cafeteria supervisor for a St. Paul, MN school. Police pulled over Castile, who was in the car with his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter. Reynolds began streaming video live on Facebook after the officer fired four shots, mortally wounding Castile.
City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) posted on Twitter Thursday about the recent news.
“Is it too early to start talking to my 7-month-old about the dangers of being a black man in America?” he posted.
In Dallas on Thursday night, a man identified as Micah Johnson allegedly opened fire on police at a peaceful march protesting the killing of Castile and Sterling, according to multiple news reports. Johnson is suspected of killing five officers and wounding seven others. He was later killed by a robot in a controlled police detonation.
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) was among the many lawmakers offering condolences in the aftermath.
“My heart is broken today. This vicious and targeted attack on Dallas police officers who were working at an otherwise peaceful protest shocks the conscience and troubles the soul,” she said. “This armed attack on police officers underscores the urgent need for our country to come together and work cooperatively to put an end to the senseless violence that plagues us all.”
State Sen. James Sanders (D-Rochdale Village) announced a Saturday meeting to be held in Jamaica to discuss the multiple shooting incidents with community members, saying he condemns the murder of officers just as he condemns the killings of Sterling and Castile.
“Fear of violence may keep many people who want justice from protesting. It will silence voices of dissent while emboldening those who say that any dissent is treason and hostile to the police,” he said in a statement. “My condolences to the families of those wrongfully slain and now to the families of the five police officers killed in Dallas, and to all who were wounded.”
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said there were no credible threats against the NYPD, and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced early Friday that NYPD officers would patrol in pairs as a precaution.