MONTH OF JUNE IS “GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY OFFICERS” & HELP PUT A STOP TO THE DAMN NONSENSE IN THE JAMAICA COMMUNITY

What a GREAT program folks, so damn it, USE IT, instead of just complaining among yourselves. Get to know your “Neighborhood Community Officers” in your areas. They can help with so many issues (NYPD issues, so no garbage problems). Illegal truck driving on residential streets, illegal commercial truck parking, auto body shops take over of public sidewalks/streets, ice cream trucks blaring their damn jingle while parked (NOTE: ice cream trucks can only play the jingle when they are  in motion, NOT WHEN THEY ARE STOPPED, which is ILLEGAL and has high fines), loud noise such as huge speakers outside in back yards late at night or cars parked in front of your building while people hang out and blast music, Fireworks that start in this community Memorial Day and go through labor day – FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN NYC. You name a quality of life issue that pertains to NYPD, then your NCO’s can help and boy, do they get the job done. This reminds me of back in the days where the beat cops knew the people in the community and the community got to know them and they knew the good guys from the bad guys.

My two NCO’s, Officer Louis York (louis.york@nypd.org) & Officer Adam Sclafani (adam.sclafani@nypd.org) have been just amazing and have hit the ground running since the program was implemented back in October of 2016 in the 103rd. They have put a stop to the illegal truck driving on my residential street right from the get go and have been working hard on the auto body shops in the area who place junked and unlicensed vehicles up on sidewalks and on the public streets. They seem to really care about working on the quality of life issues that have plagued the area for way too long and getting to know the people in the community. And since the majority of their job is focusing on quality of life issues, they will not have to put complaints on hold to do other things. They communicate with me on a regular basis and always keep me informed of the status of my complaints and issues. I cannot praise this program enough and my NCO’s, York and Sclafani. This has been a long time coming.

So STOP BITCHING FOR THE SAKE OF BITCHING and take back your community and stop thinking that all the ghetto bullshit/nonsense is just normal for this community, because IT IS NOT. And even though our local elected officials are totally useless, have no balls, don’t stand up for the community or the constituents who put them in office, STILL file complaints with them as well, don’t let them off the hook since we pay their over-bloated salaries. BUT if you want problems to be actually addressed quickly and solved, speak to your NCO’s in your area.

Find out your area’s upcoming meetings and ATTEND THEM:

► Sector Adam (between the Van Wyck Expressway and 175th Street and between Hillside and Archer avenues) — Tuesday, June 6, at the Central Library at 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

► Sector Boy (between 175th Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard and between Hillside and Archer avenues) — Thursday, June 8, at I.S. 238 Susan B. Anthony Academy at 88-15 182 St.

► Sector Charlie (between the Van Wyck Expressway and 157th Street and between Archer and 110th avenues) — Tuesday, June 20, at the Concerned Parents of Jamaica Early Learning Center at 143-04 101 Ave.(NCO’s assigned to monitor Sutphin Boulevard will also be there).

► Sector David (between 157th Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard and between Archer and 110th avenues) — Thursday, June 15, at the South Hollis Library at 204-01 Hollis Ave. (NCO’s assigned to the South Jamaica Houses will also attend).

All meetings will begin at 7 p.m. and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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From DNAInfo New York:

Meet Your Beat Officers at Safety Summits in Jamaica

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | May 16, 2017 8:25am

 Neighborhood Coordination Officers giving out toys to kids at the South Jamaica Houses earlier this year.

Neighborhood Coordination Officers giving out toys to kids at the South Jamaica Houses earlier this year.View Full Caption

103rd Precinct/Twitter

QUEENS — Jamaica residents will soon get to discuss a variety of problems they would like to see fixed in their neighborhood during a series of “Safety Summit Meetings” with officers assigned to monitor specific areas of the precinct, police officials said.

Eight of the “neighborhood coordination officers,” or NCOs, have been assigned to four newly created patrol sectors in the 103rd Precinct, where they work all their shifts, getting to know local residents and business owners, as part of a new community policing program which was introduced in the 103rd Precinct in October.

Six additional NCOs were also assigned to monitor the South Jamaica Houses, Jamaica Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard.

When the program, seeking to improve the relationship between the community and the police department, was introduced to the area last year, the 103rd Precinct immediately saw a significant drop in overall crime numbers, officials said.

The officers have since met with local residents during various community events and informal meetings, as well as during the monthly 103rd Precinct Community Council meeting.

But this time, meetings with the NCOs will be organized in each of the four sectors in order to discuss crime and quality of life issues related to each of the specific areas, police officials said.

“They are going to be speaking about issues in the sector where they work and everybody who lives there is welcome to come, work with the NCOs, come up with issues and ideas about how to fix the problem,” said Inspector John Cappelmann, the commanding officer of the 103rd Precinct, during a recent community council meeting.

Check the complete schedule of the upcoming meetings with the Jamaica NCOs below: 

► Sector Adam (between the Van Wyck Expressway and 175th Street and between Hillside and Archer avenues) — Tuesday, June 6, at the Central Library at 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

► Sector Boy (between 175th Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard and between Hillside and Archer avenues) — Thursday, June 8, at I.S. 238 Susan B. Anthony Academy at 88-15 182 St.

► Sector Charlie (between the Van Wyck Expressway and 157th Street and between Archer and 110th avenues) — Tuesday, June 20, at the Concerned Parents of Jamaica Early Learning Center at 143-04 101 Ave.(NCO’s assigned to monitor Sutphin Boulevard will also be there).

► Sector David (between 157th Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard and between Archer and 110th avenues) — Thursday, June 15, at the South Hollis Library at 204-01 Hollis Ave. (NCO’s assigned to the South Jamaica Houses will also attend).

All meetings will begin at 7 p.m. and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

 

From The Daily News:

EXCLUSIVE: For first time NYPD program will connect communities to their sector rank-and-file officers

Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and Police Commissioner James O’Neill. “This gives people the chance to give us feedback in regularly scheduled meetings,” O’Neill told the Daily News.

(James Keivom/New York Daily News)

The NYPD will announce on Tuesday a program that promises to bring cops closer to the people they serve — allowing rank-and-file officers for the first time to hold community meetings in the sectors they patrol.Police officials say the seemingly simple plan represents a radical change in the normally buttoned-up NYPD culture.Four pilot meetings were held in March, but the quarterly informal gatherings begin in earnest in the 44th Precinct in the Bronx. There are 166 more meetings on tap through July in the 43 precincts that now have neighborhood coordination officers, or NCOs.“We’ve been talking about building trust,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill told the Daily News. “This gives people the chance to give us feedback in regularly scheduled meetings. It’s also important to show the cops that we respect them and trust them.”

Left to right, Monique Porter, Center Director of the PAL Wynn Center on Gates Avenue, Police Officer John Buchanan and Police Officer Robert Bramble outside the 79th Precinct station house in Brooklyn.

(Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News)

Eventually every police command in the city will have the meetings with the goals of improving community ties, addressing quality-of-life issues and solving crime. And precinct bosses — they promise — won’t be there breathing down patrol officers’ necks, Chief of Patrol Terence Monahan said.

“We’re trying to reach out to get the population who lives there and works there to show up and interact with our cops,” he said. “It’s all about humanizing them — humanizing the community and humanizing our cops.”

The program is a change from the Precinct Community Council system that has been the NYPD model dating to the 1950s, in which precinct commanders hold monthly meetings.

 A drawback to the old model is that most precincts have populations the size of small cities, and the commanders can’t possibly address every issue that comes up.

“Before, I think it was popular to paint us all with one brush, but allowing people to interact and get to know their officers personally lets people know all officers are not the same,” Officer Bramble said.

(Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News)

Each sector has a more manageable average of 28,000 people in it — with the largest on the Upper East Side with 81,000 people and the smallest in Midtown North with 1,700 people, said NYPD adviser John Linder. He called the meetings a “cultural transformation” that will give cops more discretion and increase public trust.

“We’re taking a big situation and making it smaller and easier to analyze and oversee,” said Assistant Chief Rodney Harrison, operational commander of the NCO program. “Instead of having one meeting, now there are four or five. Rather than top-down, it’s going right to the same persons who are going to solve the problem.”

About 50 people attended the first pilot meeting at 44th Precinct in March, and 20 to 30 people showed up at the other three. Officials believe smaller crowds are actually better because they make it easier for people to interact.

“You’ll have some precincts where more people will come than others, but you’ve got to start somewhere,” O’Neill said. “When people see they will have real input into what’s going on in the meetings, we think the turnout will increase.”

The NCO program, which began in four precincts in May 2015, is already having an effect. As of May 7, shootings were down 18.9% in the precincts with the programs, down to 180 from 222 in 2016. Shootings in the rest of the precincts are up by two cases.

Citywide, the number of shootings is down by 17.7% — 225 this year compared to 265 last year — meaning that NCO precincts are driving the decline.

The NCO program is now in more than half the city’s commands, including housing commands. The program aims to link cops and members of the community to reduce crime.

Still, Harrison and Monahan said selling the meeting program to some commanders has been a challenge.

“Compstat at one point was a way of evaluating your performance,” Harrison said. “And if you’re an old school executive, that’s still kind of stuck in your mind. We’re not going in that direction anymore, so that’s one of the biggest struggles.”

“We’re able to sit here and have a conversation with you,” Officer Buchanan said. “It’s the village concept coming back,” said Monique Porter.

(Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News)

The launch of the sector meeting program will correspond with an ad campaign funded by the Police Foundation.

Software executive Charles Phillips, a member of the Police Foundation Board, said the multimillion ad campaign was necessary to draw people to the meeting.

“We thought that getting the word out was critical,” Phillips, 57, said. “The culture is changing and moving forward. It’s very good for the city.”

Meetings will be listed on the buildtheblock.nyc website starting Tuesday.

“For years, I don’t think our cops were able to use their discretion to solve problems on their own,” Monahan said. “This is about us as a department allowing our cops to kind of finally have this role and prove to them that we’re not kidding.”

The cops are judged by their sector crime numbers. Commanders also hold them accountable for how well they deal with problems the community brings them.

For NCO Officers John Buchanan and Robert Bramble, both 25 and assigned to the 79th Precinct in Brooklyn, the program is helping change the perception of the cops.

“Before, I think it was popular to paint us all with one brush, but allowing people to interact and get to know their officers personally lets people know all officers are not the same,” Bramble said.

“We’re able to sit here and have a conversation with you,” Buchanan said. “That was unheard of when we first started.”

The cops participated in one of the pilot meetings in March, and found it useful, as did Monique Porter, 48, director of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Police Athletic League.

“It’s the village concept coming back,” she said. “They wanted to hear what was going on and they were able to hone in on the issues. If someone was talking about a crime, they would know the street they were talking about. They knew people there. They are really reaching out.”

 

JAMAICA’S PROBLEMATIC METHODONE CLINIC IS MAKING HILLSIDE AVENUE CORNER “SKETCHY”

Thank you DNAinfo (and Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska) for doing a story on this problematic Methadone Clinic which was moved and dumped “quietly” from its original place at Sutphin/Archer due to the development of “The Crossing” to a inappropriate location at Hillside Ave/175th Street, across the street from a co-op building in Jamaica Estates, near other apartment buildings, homes, , a park and several schools.

Besides this blog, no media was reporting on this bullshit which moved quietly into a rather decent area last year and ever since has reeked havoc with some of the clientele, who loiter for long periods of time, block sidewalks, throw trash onto the ground, make loud noise, argue, sell drugs, steal from delis and then have their buddies who are not clientele, come into the area (many from Long Island).

Even though 103 precinct commander John Cappleman at last night’s 103rd community council meeting stated, when I brought up this issue, “Even though prescription drugs seem to be sold illegally in the area, there has not been “a large increase in measurable crime,” such as robbery, grand larceny or car break-ins. But that’s not to say there isn’t a major quality of life issue,” he said. “Obviously it’s still a problem.” , he did mention the incident that I was aware of from last year, when a clientele from the clinic shot another clientele in the parking lot of Walgreen’s next door and that alone, should be a crackdown on this clinic that does not have the proper security to keep some of their beasts in-line.

Even though this clinic, St. Joseph’s Medical Center (which you will not see a sign), did not return a phone call from DNAInfo New York, I did speak yesterday to the director of the facility, who after my rant on the phone with her, stated “she cannot argue with anything I said” and was as usual “aware” of the situation with some of the clients and stated that due to some staff leaving, that they did not have the appropriate security to coral the problematic drug addicts, my words, not hers.

And since I have seen this bullshit every day except Sundays early mornings on my way to the subway, it is a first hand account and not hearsay, just as residents in the area and business owners like White Castle have been complaining about since the dump of this problematic place, where it seems a big percentage of clients are not even from the area, but elsewhere including many from Long Island, home of the opioid epidemic (so how about putting this place in your own back yard, we are already filled to the top with crap nonsense from our own people).

And this is the MAJOR PROBLEM with drug clinics, homeless shelters and other businesses that cater to this “crowd”, lack of security and respect for the community and neighbors. Nothing is wrong with having a homeless shelter or drug clinic in the neighborhood, as long as one community is not oversatuated, BUT not when it is managed poorly and the selected savages do their typical ghetto nonsense and behavior.

Feel free to call the director of the clinic (718) 558-7230) and give hear your thoughts on the crap caused by this clinic. Feel free to mention Joe from Clean Up Jamaica Queens. And I will say this again, when White Castle” complains about this, damn, you know it is bad. NOW FUCKING DO SOMETHING SO-CALLED LEADERS or does this fall under the category of “we are aware” and “it is a challenge” bullshit.

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From DNAInfo New York:

Methadone Clinic Makes Jamaica Corner ‘Very Sketchy,’ Locals Say

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | May 9, 2017 4:05pm

 A methadone clinic was moved to 175-20 Hillside Ave. from the corner of Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue. 

A methadone clinic was moved to 175-20 Hillside Ave. from the corner of Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue. View Full Caption

DNAinfo/Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska

QUEENS — A methadone clinic that was quietly moved to Hillside Avenue in order to make room for a new development near the AirTrain station in downtown Jamaica, has brought a number of quality of life issues to its new location, local residents and business owners said.

The clinic, run by Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, was moved to 175-20 Hillside Ave. more than a year ago, when the building previously housing it, on the corner of Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue, was demolished in order to be replaced by The Crossing, a massive two-tower mixed-use complex that will bring 669 affordable housing units to downtown Jamaica.

The new location, which operates from Monday to Saturday, is surrounded by a number of apartment buildings, a park, and several schools, including P.S. 95 Eastwood, I.S. 238 Susan B. Anthony School and The Mary Louis Academy, locals said.

“It’s a bad place for it because a lot of young school kids go by,” said Joe Moretti, a local resident and activist, who also founded “Clean Up Jamaica Queens,” a blog highlighting problems in the neighborhood.

Moretti, who wrote several blog posts about the clinic, said its patients often litter the sidewalk, behave in a noisy way, argue, and hang out for hours in front of local businesses and at nearby Major Mark Park intimidating residents.

“It’s been awful since they placed it there,” Moretti said, calling it “another slap in the face” to Jamaica.

Gloria Gonzales, who lives nearby on Wexford Terrace, agreed.

“This area has become very sketchy,” she said, adding that she has been trying to avoid walking by the building since the clinic opened.

“At first I didn’t know what it was, because there is no sign. I don’t understand why it was placed in the middle of our neighborhood,” she added.

Local business owners said the facility has created a slew of problems for them as well.

“We have a severe problem at the location,” said Jahangir Kabir, a district supervisor for White Castle, who came to a 103rd Precinct Community Council meeting last month to complain about issues at the restaurant located directly next to the clinic.

One of them, he said, is that people have been “selling pills” in the area.

“All sort of things are happening there,” he said. “It’s really not a nice place to bring your family around.”

A clerk at a deli located near the clinic, who did not want his name to be used, also expressed frustration.

“They are hanging out inside, stealing candy and other things,” he said. “We have to chase them out.”

Inspector John Cappelmann, commanding officer of the 103rd Precinct, said that the precinct has held a number of meetings with the clinic and that the NYPD’s Queens Narcotics Unit and neighborhood coordination officers assigned to monitor the area are also involved.

And while Cappelmann acknowledged that prescription drugs seem to be sold illegally in the area, there has not been “a large increase in measurable crime,” such as robbery, grand larceny or car break-ins, he said.

“But that’s not to say there isn’t a major quality of life issue,” he said. “Obviously it’s still a problem.”

Cappelmann also said that shortly after the clinic opened on Hillside Avenue, a man was shot nearby following a dispute that occurred inside the facility.

The clinic did not return phone calls seeking comment.

CAB DRIVER GETS AMBUSHED BY ARMED ROBBER IN JAMAICA AFTER COMING FROM BROOKLYN – IT FIGURES

The armed hood rat below who robbed a cab driver in Jamaica, came out of one of the new developments in Jamaica at 148-19 90th Avenue. Guess these new developments are not using their anti-hood rats screening tools.

Knowing the 103rd, it won’t be long for this stupid punk ass Jamaica ghetto hood rat to get caught. DAMN, you ghetto peeps are fucking stupid, cameras are all over the fucking place. Get ready to lube your ghetto hood rat anus up.

More nonsense in Jamaica courtesy of the status quo of the ghetto hood rats. Never ceases to amaze me how dumb this fucks are.

Now lets hear from the ghetto crowd, how this young man is misunderstood and “if he beez white, you would not beez sain’ sheet” or some other unintelligent ebonics bullshit, that those folks tend to put on the Clean Up Jamaica Facebook page.

Then the far left white liberal assholes will chime in how way more black men are arrested than white or other races, even though the black population makes up about 12%. Well, it is because of this shit, every fucking time I read about something in NYC and especially Queens, the perp is normally black. It is called MATH, the study of the measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities and sets. If more black people commit crimes than another group of people, then the rate of arrest is higher for blacks. COMMON SENSE.

And maybe the white progressive white liberal assholes like our mayor, like Melinda Katz, like most of the local elected officials, should help improve places like Jamaica and other communities of color as opposed to allowing them to deteriorate, fall apart and then ignore complaints when they are brought up.

148-19 90th Ave in Jamaica

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From Queens Courier:

cab robbery jamaica

Police released on Wednesday images of a man and woman who recently orchestrated the armed robbery of a 64-year-old cab driver in Jamaica.

Law enforcement sources said the trouble began at 7 a.m. on April 1, when one of the conspirators — described as a black female between 17 and 25 years of age, standing between 5 foot 1 inch and 5 foot 4 inches tall, weighing between 120 and 150 pounds and wearing a white coat with a fur-lined hood — flagged down the male victim at the corner of 4th Avenue and Pacific Street in Brooklyn.

 The woman instructed the driver to take her to the front of an apartment building located at 148-19 90th Ave. in Jamaica. Upon arriving at the location, police said, the woman then called the second individual to come down from the location and pay for her ride.

Seconds later, authorities noted, the other suspect — described as a black male between 25 and 32 years of age, standing between 5 foot 6 and 5 foot 9 inches tall, weighing between 160 and 180 pounds and wearing a blue and white jacket with “00” on the back, a blue hooded sweatshirt, white sneakers and dark colored pants — approached the driver, displayed a handgun and demanded cash.

Police said the victim handed over to the male suspect $130 in cash and his cellphone. The male suspect then ran back inside the apartment building, while the female suspect exited from the cab and headed westbound on 90th Avenue.

The incident was reported to the 103rd Precinct; the driver was not injured.

The NYPD released surveillance camera footage of the male suspect.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the suspects’ whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

UPDATE: ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLE WITH “NYPD” ON DASH BLOCKING FIRE HYDRANT ACTUALLY BELONGS TO “NON NYPD” INDIVIDUAL IN SUFFOLK COUNTY – BIG THANKS TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY COORDINATION OFFICERS

Well, the vehicle with NYPD on the dash that had been illegally parked for two weeks blocking a fire hydrant at 172nd St and Hillside Avenue turns out to NOT be NYPD, which I suspected from the get-go due to the  location and the amount of time that car was there.

After talking to my 103rd precinct NCO (Neighborhood Community Officers), Sclafani and York, two really great guys who focus on the area between Hillside Avenue and the LIRR train tracks & 175th Street to the Van Wyck focusing on all quality of life issues, they looked into this after the failed 311 complaints and found out that the plates on the vehicle came back to a location in Suffolk County and Community Affairs Detective, Marc Costa (another great guy) sent out a letter warning of consequences for future parking there.  Detective Costa also stated that NYPD on the dash was not a decal but on a vest to make it appear it was NYPD personnel when in fact this individual has nothing to do with NYDP. This is not the first time I have seen vehicles in the area parked illegally for days and weeks using this bogus NYPD item.

Speaking of Neighborhood Community Officers or the Program, if you are not familiar with it, YOU SHOULD (http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/646-16/mayor-de-blasio-commissioner-bratton-expansion-neighborhood-policing-program-51). It is a program in many precincts where two officers cover a particular area in the district and they focus on all types of quality of life issue from illegal truck driving to noise and everything in between. They pretty much wipe out the middle man of 311. So you should get to know your NCO’s in your area and you can find that out by speaking with your precinct’s community affairs department.

So if you live in the area of Jamaica that I mentioned above, please contact those officers with your issues (they don’t handle garbage issues though) but like I said they cover illegal parking, illegal truck driving on residential streets (they pretty much put an end to the illegal truck driving on my street), illegal truck parking and a host of other quality of life issues.

Sitting down with Officers Sclafani and York the other day, they informed me of some other issues they are working on. They have contacted all the auto body shops in their area to inform them that there will be no more illegal parking of junked and unlicensed vehicles on the streets and sidewalk and paid a visit to the shop on Archer Ave and 149th. They will be confiscating all loud speakers and microphones that blast either music or talk in front of the stores in downtown Jamaica (which by the way is ILLEGAL). They are working with Sanitation to make sure that sidewalks are not being blocked by racks of merchandise as well. Stores can only place merchandise 3 feet into the sidewalk from the front of their store (Pretty Girl is the biggest culprit and that store is one of several in their sites). They are also working with DOT to put up NO PARKING signs inside all the LIRR Tunnels in their district, which has become a major safety issues,  especially with the large tractor trailer trucks parking there. They are also aware that ice cream trucks cannot play their loud music while they are parked or idling, only when they are in motion and will be on the look-out for that come the warm weather.

Totally Illegal blocking of sidewalk. Pretty Girl is one of many stores on Jamaica Ave doing this. Besides making it difficult to manuever, it is low-class ghetto/third world country EYESORE. On NCO’s radar.

147th Pl between Jamaica & Archer Ave. 5.20.16. NOW on the NCO’s radar.

So again, get to know who your NCO’s are in your district. The 103rd precinct program started in October 2016 and I immediately got to know Officers Sclafani and York and cannot tell you how helpful they have been and how on top of issues they are. BUT you folks must play your part as well and be concerned citizens because, there are some new sheriffs in Jamaica “Dodge City” and they don’t play around. For those in the area I mentioned, if you need these NCO’s contact information, just let me know. All others contact your local precinct.

 

CROOKED FORMER COUNCIL MEMBER JOHN LIU SHOWS UP TO 103RD PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING TO TALK ABOUT TRUMP – HEY LIU WE ALREADY ARE FILLED TO THE RAFTERS WITH CROOKED LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIAL CLOWNS

I mean what the hell was former council member and crook John Liu doing showing up at a Jamaica 103rd community council meeting this month stating “I’m not running for anything”. So what the fuck was he doing there. Don’t tell me we are going to get some diversity in our crooked all black elected official clown circus. Supposedly he had been invited by council leaders to speak and he basically took questions from the audience about Trump being elected President like that has any fucking thing to do with all the problems in Jamaica for decades. And you mean our own wonderful council member I. Daneek Miller could not do that or did he have some very important street naming ceremony photo op going on.

107-58 164th Street Jamaica, NY

107-58 164th Street
Jamaica, NY

I just find this kind of ironic that this clown showed up at the Jamaica 103rd precinct community council meeting to talk about Trump this month, while he was just fined more than $15,000 for violations related to his successful 2009 run for New York City comptroller by the city’s Campaign Finance Board.

What a clown, but hey he fits right in with the rest of the Jamaica elected official clowns. Crooked and a do nothing bullshitter.

Image result for diverse clown car

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From Times Ledger:

City fines Liu for campaign finance violations in 2009 comptroller run

Former mayoral candidate John Liu, who began his political career as a city councilman representing northeast Queens, was fined more than $15,000 for violations related to his successful 2009 run for New York City comptroller by the city’s Campaign Finance Board.

Liu’s campaign was fined for accepting 31 over-the-limit contributions, as well as five corporate contributions, eight contributions from unregistered political committees and 16 over-the-limit “Doing Business” contributions. The latter refers to contributions from individuals who have some sort of business with New York City, which the Campaign Finance Board restricts more heavily.

He had received more than $1.3 million in public funds for his 2009 comptroller race, according to the CFB. Liu’s 2009 campaign has a remaining balance of $28,315, according to the CFB’s site.

Liu was elected to the City Council in 2001, representing parts of Flushing, Bay Terrace, Bayside and Whitestone. During his tenure, he served as chairman of the Council’s Transportation Committee. He served as the city’s comptroller for four years after a successful campaign in 2009. He announced a campaign for mayor in 2013, running in the Democratic primary with four competitors, including eventual victor Bill de Blasio.

The Campaign Finance Board dealt a strong blow to Liu’s mayoral prospects in 2013 when it refused to grant him $3.5 million in public matching funds. At the time, the CFB cited about 550 donations to Liu’s mayoral campaign it considered to be questionable. The CFB also took into account information gleaned from a federal trial resulting in the conviction of two former Liu aides who attempted to solicit fake donations.

In 2014, Liu attempted to re-enter the political arena by challenging state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) for his seat in a primary. Liu ran at the urging of the Queens Democratic Party, which sought a challenger for Avella after he joined the Independent Democratic Conference. The IDC periodically aligns itself with state Senate Republicans.

The IDC attempted to sidestep the looming threat of primary challenges by forming a power-sharing agreement, and support for Liu’s run dropped afterwards. In the aftermath, Avella received support from former U.S. Rep. Steve Israel, who represented parts of northeast Queens, and Mayor de Blasio, who Avella is now challenging for mayor.

From Queens Chronicle:

Liu’s news

 

Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:30 am | Updated: 12:36 pm, Thu Jan 19, 2017.

Former city Comptroller John Liu paid a visit Tuesday night at a meeting of the community council for the NYPD’s 103rd Precinct.

“I’m not running for anything,” Liu said light-heartedly, adding he came in response to a long-standing invitation from council leaders.

Liu served as comptroller from 2010 to 2013. He lost the 2013 Democratic primary for mayor, and a year later unsuccessfully tried to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella in a primary.

Taking questions from the audience, Liu spoke mostly about the recent presidential election, and his concerns over just what a President Trump and a Republican Congress may do to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

 

CRIME DOWN IN JAMAICA (THOUGH HOOD RAT GANG BANGERS ARE STILL THE MAJOR CULPRITS) & FORECLOSURES STILL AT ALL TIME HIGH IN THE JAMAICA AREA

So crime is down in Jamaica in the 103rd precinct district though most of this is due to the winter weather when crime tends to drop compared to the long dog days of summer when the hood rats run wild all over. While crime is down in the area the majority is still caused by hood rat gang members particular in shitty South Jamaica. And speaking of South Jamaica, this area still has the highest foreclosure in all of New York City. While so-called “leaders” want to blame predatory lenders (who are slime bags no doubt) and with the exception of a job loss causing one getting behind on the mortgage, too many people’s eyes were bigger than their pocket books and bought homes that they were in no way going to be able to make the monthly mortgage and that blames goes to the people who did not really think the process out.

So while predatory lenders take some fault,  the big problem were the homeowners who signed on the dotted line regardless of what the banks told them etc. Common sense, if you only make $50,000 a year, you don’t buy a $300,000 home or apartment, because how the hell are you going to make payments.  Yes, those financial institutions are predatory, but you can only be preyed upon if you let them. People must take responsibility for their actions and that goes for everything in life. Like if you treat your community like it is a garbage dump and have no pride, others will swoop in and take it from you. Enough of the blame game folks, cause that shit gets OLD FAST.

By the way what the hell was former councilman from Flushing John Liu doing at the 103rd precinct Community Council meeting. He says he came to talk about the incoming president, Trump, and the effects that it could have on communities like Southeast Queens. WHAT FUCKING EFFECTS, any damn effects and  issues in this community are due to the slobs, hood rats, gang bangers, criminals and crooked local elected officials for years and decades.  I mean Trump is not going to run or own Jamaica anymore than Obama did. Christ, talk about the “blame game”.

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From Queens Press:

Crime Still Down, This Time Thanks to Weather

BY TRONE DOWD

Following an overall drop in crime during 2016, the 103rd Precinct was happy to report that 2017 is off to a similarly promising start.

Commanding Officer Inspector John Cappelmann returned at this month’s Community Council meeting, giving local residents a rundown of crime in the precinct.  Photo by Trone Dowd.

Commanding Officer Inspector John Cappelmann returned at this month’s Community Council meeting, giving local residents a rundown of crime in the precinct. Photo by Trone Dowd.

Commanding Officer Inspector John Cappelmann gave the Precinct’s constituency the first crime report of the year Tuesday night, spanning the most recent 28-day period.

“Looking at the last 28-day period, we had a significant dip in crime, and we had some help from the weather,” Cappelmann said.

Cappelmann said that thanks to frigid temperatures and inclement weather in recent weeks, there has been a noticeable decrease in activity in the area. In fact, during the recent snowstorm on Saturday, he was proud to report that there were zero crimes reported during a 24-hour period.

“We are down about 33.8 percent in crime compared to the same 28-day period in 2016,” he said.

All index crimes were down compared to last year. Burglaries fell a whopping 42 percent, robberies fell 31 percent, felony assaults were down 30 percent, and both grand larceny auto and grand larceny fell significantly.

“We’re starting off the year great and we obviously want to keep it that way,” Cappelmann said.

One of the aspects that officers are trying to tackle in the new year is gang-related crimes.

Though crime was down, Cappelmann mentioned a significant noteworthy crime that occurred just before the 28-day period. On Dec. 1, along 91st Ave and Sutphin Blvd, police seized an automatic rifle from a man driving a large SUV, during a routine traffic stop.

“What was a Vision Zero Infraction turned out to be much more,” Cappelmann told the Press of Southeast Queens. “There was a large canvas bag sitting in the back seat. In it was a loaded AK-47 with what I believe was two or three magazines also filled with 7.62 millimeter rounds.”

The man was identified as a 50-year-old male named Mark Sanders of Brooklyn. Officers say that they have not been able to coerce a reasoning for his possession of the weapon, his intentions with it or why he was in the Southeast Queens area. He has since been arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

Following the crime report, the Community Council was paid a visit by former Queens councilman John Liu. Liu, who currently teaches finance at Baruch College’s and Columbia University’s respective master’s programs, took time to talk about the incoming presidential administration and the effects that it could have on communities like Southeast Queens.

The next community council meeting is scheduled for Feb. 14 at the St. Benedict the Moor Church located on 171-17 and 110th Avenue in Jamaica.

 

From Queens Courier:

Queens At The Top Of Foreclosed Homes In NYC

BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ
Staff Writer

In a recent study done by Property Shark, leading real estate data provider, data show that of the 2,202 first-time foreclosures scheduled in 2016, 933 were in Queens, leaving the borough accountable for 42 percent of the city’s first-time auctions.

The study was conducted by taking into account foreclosed residential properties–either single-family or two-family homes, and condo or co-op units–that were scheduled to auction for the first time in 2016. By evaluating properties that received at least one lis pendens filing in 2016–either first-time filing or a refiling–it was able to determine that as a whole, New York City first-time foreclosures increased 18 percent compared to 2015.

While first-time time foreclosures happened to increase this year, since 2013 lis pendens filings in New York City have been following a descending trend, with a recorded 7 percent year-to-year decrease. Although the 12,573 filings may appear to be good news for the city, it’s disappointing news for Queens, which had 4,903 filings, making it the highest number of filings compared to the other boroughs.

When Property Shark evaluated the borough by zip code, they found that 11434, which is accountable for much of Southeast Queens, continues to be what it calls “a foreclosure hotspot.” In Jamaica, South Jamaica, Hollis and St. Albans alone, there were a total of 84 homes scheduled to be auctioned in 2016.

Overall, the study shows that Queens still has the highest number of homes scheduled of all boroughs, and with 933 properties, it accounted for almost half of the total foreclosures and registered a 16 percent year-over-year increase.

Reach Ariel Hernandez at (718) 357-7400 x144 or ahernandez@queenstribune.com

AND SPEAKING OF THE 103RD PRECINCT, THEY ARRESTED SOME BROOKLYN DIRT-BAG WITH A LOADED AK-47

And my previous post was praising the 103rd precinct (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/01/12/103rd-precinct-cracking-down-on-quality-of-life-issues-in-jamaica-including-auto-body-shops-illegally-parked-vehicles/) and here they are in action.  And what a major dirt-bag is he (he was stopped because he disobeyed several signs while making a left hand turn. And who knows what this ass, Mark Sanders was planning on doing with this AK-47.

  1. did not have a driver’s license and his car had a forged registration sticker
  2. his driver’s license was revoked on at least three occasions
  3. was convicted of criminal trespass last August, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, driving without a license and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

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From DNAinfo New York:

Man With Loaded AK-47 Arrested During Traffic Stop in Jamaica, Police Say

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | January 12, 2017 3:05pm
 Police officers found a loaded AK-47 during a traffic stop in Jamaica.

Police officers found a loaded AK-47 during a traffic stop in Jamaica.

NYPD

QUEENS — Police arrested a man who they said had a loaded semi-automatic AK-47 rifle in his car while driving in downtown Jamaica last month, officials said.

Police stopped Mark Sanders, 50, of Shepherd Avenue in Brooklyn, after he disobeyed several signs while making a left hand turn at 91st Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard, one block away from the Jamaica AirTrain station, on Dec. 1 about 3 p.m., according to police officials and court documents.

When officers looked into Sander’s grey Cadillac, they saw the AK-47, as well as several rounds of ammunition and a gun cleaning kit.

Sanders, who also had a gravity knife in his pocket, did not have a permit for the weapon, police said.

“We don’t know exactly what he was going to do with it, possibly sell it,” said Inspector John Cappelmann, commanding officer of the 103rd Precinct, at a community council meeting Tuesday night.

Sanders also did not have a driver’s license and his car had a forged registration sticker, police said.

A record check also revealed that his driver’s license was revoked on at least three occasions, most recently on Aug. 1, 1999, each time for operating a motor vehicle without insurance, according to court documents and the state DMV. His license currently remains revoked.

Sanders, who according to court documents, was convicted of criminal trespass last August, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, driving without a license and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

He is currently being held at Rikers Island on bail set at $75,000 cash or $150,000 bond. He is due back in the court on Jan. 18.

Sanders’ attorney did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.