This is not a statement against the homeless or underprivileged, but about the continual dumping of everything that other communities (white) do not want into black neighborhoods and communities of color. They never get a break to improve themselves with this constant dumping of shit, lack of enforcement of laws and continual ignoring of quality of life issue by elected officials and THIS MAYOR. Below my rant is Jamaica resident and Community Activist Pamela Hazel’s take on the huge amount of shelters being dumped into the Jamaica community.
This is just more of the systematic destruction of black communities, while our elected leaders past and present twiddle their thumbs and do nothing but watch the destruction of black communities that they themselves are helping to cause because they have no fucking balls and do not stand up for what is right. Just the other day, Senator Comrie, Councilman Miller and the Democratic machine backed Assembly candidate Hyndmann were yapping it up because a Chase branch was closing in Springfield Gardens, like that is the end of civilization and something that none of them can do anything about. But on this issue, where the hell are they. A fucking branch of a bank closing, when another one is not too far away, is nothing. But shit like shelters being dumped in huge numbers in this community has a major detrimental effect on a community. A bank branch closing does not mean shit.
Speaking of dumping shit, here is a partial list of quality of life issues NOT BEING addressed properly in Jamaica:
From Jamaica Resident & Community Activist Pamela Hazel:
Every Saturday residents protest to stop more shelters from opening in the black neighbourhood. Last Saturday Sep. 26th., was no different. Residents have information that shelters are slated to be built at Hollis and 203rd. street area. There are about 300 units of vacant apartments. Residents took turns in giving testimonies of the destruction associated with shelters. Residents shouted and demanded the presence of councilman Miller.
Al, a representative for Miller arrived. He informed residents that councilman Miller was unable to attend due to another engagement. However, demands for Miller got louder and louder. Surprise, surprise, Councilman Miller appeared. He gave a speech, saying that he met with other leaders; and there are no concrete plans to build shelters.
In essence, residents said that Queens has the highest portion of shelters. They said that the people who live in shelters; roam the streets, sit around, and exhibit negative activities that tear down the neigbourhood. Their fears are a reality. Below are photos of early morning activities from a shelter. Location,164 th. place & 108th. avenue. These women are early risers. They smoke, drink, and sit around all day long. Monday morning, bright & early, Sep. 28 th., time 7: 43 a.m. This is their norm.
This is a perfect example of why Hollis residents want to keep shelters out of their area. Hollis residents said; that they fear for children who have to walk to and from school. Shelters, harbour derelicts that prowl by day; because during the daytime shelters have to be closed.
Senator Comrie and congressman Meeks are aware of the Saturdays’ protests; they remain NO SHOW.
The protests will continue and continue and continue……..We will Not be ignored.