MORE REASONS NOT TO HAVE HOMELESS SHELTERS IN YOUR HOOD, ESPECIALLY MEN’S SHELTERS

Like people don’t need to already have reasons for not wanting homeless shelters in their hood, add another one, ROBBERIES, which have increased in Brooklyn (Ha) around a men’s homeless shelter (the worst kind).

Yep, Mister Mayor, most homeless are not cute little kids that you like to toss in front of a camera for a nice photo op. They are the kind like in the story below.

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The Daily News:

EXCLUSIVE: Cops on alert after robberies surge around Brooklyn men’s homeless sh

So far this year, five robberies occurred in close proximity to the Armory Men’s Shelter at 1322 Bedford Ave.

(Todd Maisel/New York Daily News)

A string of robberies around a Brooklyn men’s shelter has put Department of Homeless Service officers on high alert both inside and outside the facility.

So far this year, five robberies occurred in close proximity to the Armory Men’s Shelter at 1322 Bedford Ave., according to arrest data provided by the NYPD.

Another two happened within a block of the facility and a third occurred just two blocks away, police said.

Cops said a few of the victims and some of the suspects were linked to the Armory Shelter — but others had no affiliation with the address.

Police were only able to provide names for suspects in the five robberies that happened closest to the Armory Men’s Shelter.

Of the eight suspect names given, four were former clients of the shelter system, according to a law enforcement source.

The Department of Homeless Services has increased the number of peace officers deployed at the facility from 37 to 54 over the last year.

“Improving safety and security for our clients and staff is paramount — and our partnership with the NYPD is helping us do just that, with better policing and increased monitoring resulting in more effective reporting and enforcement in our shelters,” said department spokesman Isaac McGinn.

The Department of Homeless Services has increased the number of peace officers deployed at the facility from 37 to 54 over the last year.

(Sam Costanza/for New York Daily News)

Still, in one incident at 9 a.m. on Jan. 1 at the intersection of Atlantic and Bedford Aves., a man walking from work was approached by one of the suspects, who punched him in the face, threw him to the ground, kicked him and robbed of $500, cops said.

Police arrested Akim Gist that day and charged him with robbery and assault.

Two incidents late in March happened at Bedford and Pacific Aves.

In one case, two men and a woman approached a victim and stole $10. In the second, two suspects punched a male victim in the eye and stole his EBT and debit card, police said. Marcus Springs, 44, and Ronald Fields, 60, were arrested and charged with robbery. Both are former shelter system clients, the law enforcement source said.

The fourth incident happened inside a “residential community,” police said. The victim was robbed of a gold necklace and an Apple watch — and threatened with a knife when he demanded it back, cops said.

The other victims robbed within one or two blocks of the shelter lost iPhones and cash — and in one case, a backpack, cops said.

DHS police officers are aware of the rash of robberies, but there’s little they can do for crimes that happen outside shelter property, sources said.

DHS police officers are aware of the rash of robberies, but there’s little they can do for crimes that happen outside shelter property, sources said.

(Sam Costanza/for New York Daily News)

Over the last week, a man at a facility on E. 30th St. in Manhattan was stabbed in an argument with another client, according to arrest info. The victim is expected to survive.

At that same shelter Thursday night, a resident accused another of trying to perform oral sex on him while he slept. When the victim woke up, he hit the other man to get him to stop. Police came and charged the suspect with forcible touching.

That same evening, at a men’s facility in Brooklyn, one drunk resident stabbed another in the back, cops said. Both survived.

On Wednesday, two women roommates got into a fight in the Bronx and one pulled a knife on the other, cops said.

That same day, at the Armory Shelter in Brooklyn, a male client bashed another one repeatedly with a metal garbage can, police said.

Those incidents followed two other violent assaults — one with a belt buckle prong and the other with a metal pipe — outside homeless shelters, and a report of a loaded .380 magnum found inside the closet of an apartment in a family shelter.

 

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2 thoughts on “MORE REASONS NOT TO HAVE HOMELESS SHELTERS IN YOUR HOOD, ESPECIALLY MEN’S SHELTERS

  1. I used to bike ride home past this armory/homeless shelter every day from the city back in the glorious 90’s, so imagine how fast I rode. It’s made me the swift rider I am today. So that makes me the original hipster I guess.

    There’s going to be a lot more of these incidents because all the nimrods who are paying 2 to 3 grand a month to live in the brand called brooklyn are under the delusion from the hype meted out by the dailies, mostly the ny daily news, that the city is safer than it was 25 years ago. It’s certain that the realtors have been peddling this bullshit too in addition to hyping the amenities and quirky shops, artisan eateries and douche bars. And of course there’s the willful oblivious factor of these imbeciles dutifully diddling their thumbs and fingertips on their stupid smart phones.

    The new bad days are here and now. Find a safe space if you can. Suckers.

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    • Kind of ironic (and funny) that extremely overpriced Brooklyn tends to have more crime than Queens and that Jamaica is actually better than the worst that Brooklyn has to offer, yet they still talk about Brooklyn as the most amazing place on the planet and the city still talks about how crime is down. From a personal perspective it seems much higher than 5 years ago, 10 years ago and even 15 years ago.

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