SE QUEENS FINALLY GETS ITS OWN PRECINCT AFTER 40 YEARS, I MEAN WHY THE HURRY, NO NEED TO RUSH, WAIT AT LEAST ANOTHER 40 YEARS

Government at its worst. Considering that SE Queens has been a crime ridden, filthy, poor quality of life shit hole for decades, this should have been a no brainer. BUT really, sure you don’t want to do some studies first, instead of rushing into this, I mean 40 years, make sure this is thought out.

CHRIST.

AND is it shit like this that puts many quality of life issues  on the bottom of the list in areas like Jamaica and SE Queens. Since these areas are known for major crimes, like shootings, stabbings, killings, robberies, rape, assaults, etc, quality of life issues go unchecked and hence why the area has so many issues like illegal truck driving on residential streets, illegal parking on sidewalks by thug auto body shops, illegal sidewalk parties, major noise issues like blasting music late at night and all the other nonsense that goes down in ghetto communities. In Forest Hills, someone complains about loud music blasting at 11pm (which you know in that civilized area, folks are not doing that), the response from NYPD would be almost immediate because they are not running around all over the place chasing down hood rats involved in shootings, stabbings, killings, rapes and other ghetto nonsense that hood rats are always doing.

I LOVE this line by our idiot mayor:

“Thanks to the tireless efforts of the NYPD, New York City is the safest big city in America,” de Blasio said. “Every New York City neighborhood deserves the same quality of service and safety we’ve come to expect from the NYPD.

BUT, every neighborhood DOES NOT have the same quality of service and safety, what the FUCK are you talking about asshole. AND what about all the other agencies, like DOB, DOS, etc.

This mayor is a complete ASSHOLE, along with the majority of local Democrats in NYC, who have long forgotten that they are public servants to serve their constituents and their communities.

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From Queens Courier:

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The new 116th Precinct will serve Springfield Gardens, Rosedale and Laurelton.

After 40 years of asking for a new precinct to cut down response times and promptly address quality-of-life issues, southeast Queens will welcome the 116th Precinct.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced on Monday in Queens that the 116th Precinct, which will cover Rosedale, Springfield Gardens and Laurelton, will operate out of the 105th Precinct’s satellite building at 242-40 North Conduit Ave. in Rosedale.

 The 105th Precinct covers 12.43 square miles and 354 miles of roadway in southeast Queens, making it the fifth largest precinct in the city. Residents and community groups have asked the city for years to build an additional stationhouse so that officers can better respond to emergencies. Though the citywide average emergency response time is about 7 minutes, the 105th Precinct’s response time is closer to 9 minutes.

A decade ago, the NYPD opened a satellite office on North Conduit Avenue and in March 2016 added 18 officers, two sergeants and made the office a 24-hour operation to help the 105th Precinct with its caseloads. One month later, the mayor and former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced that $70 million would be allocated for a new 116th Precinct.

Bess DeBetham, a Laurelton resident for 46 years and member of the Federated Blocks of Laurelton, outlined the community’s long struggle to convince elected officials to dedicate resources to a new precinct. DeBetham was told in the ’70s by former Mayor Ed Koch that a satellite office would be built.

“We were promised a satellite station and the response from each administration has always been the same — no money in the budget,” she said.

In 2007, Congressman Gregory Meeks started the 116th Precinct Task Force to spearhead the addition of a satellite office and DeBetham thanked Councilman Donovan Richards for making the precinct a priority when he was elected in 2014.

“For decades we fought for an additional precinct and it’s been a hard fight,” she said. “There have been many moments of disappointment, frustration and anger along the way but we never gave up because we knew how important it was. It was a struggle but it was worth it.”

Though the precinct’s borders have not been determined, the NYPD will conduct an analysis to look at geography, population, 911 and 311 calls, crime and quality-of-life issues to make its final decision. The 116th Precinct will take over more than half of the 105th Precinct’s territory. O’Neill said the new precinct is “a few years away” from being fully operational.

“Thanks to the tireless efforts of the NYPD, New York City is the safest big city in America,” de Blasio said. “Every New York City neighborhood deserves the same quality of service and safety we’ve come to expect from the NYPD. That is why we are making unprecedented investments in establishing high-quality precincts. The future 116th Precinct will help reduce current response times in southeast Queens and expand coverage throughout the community.”

JAMAICA SHOOTING WHERE 21 YEAR OLD WAS SHOT DID NOT NEED TO HAPPEN IF NYPD’S HANDS WERE NOT TIED BY THIS ADMINISTRATION ON NOISE COMPLAINTS

THANKS MAYOR. THANKS CITY COUNCIL. You have said another FUCK YOU to hard working law abiding citizens in this city and as usual are standing up for the law breakers who make life miserable for the rest of us. From dangerous homeless using our subway trains/stations as homeless shelters to major noise culprits who make our quality of life miserable, especially in communities of color.

One of the umpteenth shootings in the Jamaica area since a few days before Memorial Day may have been prevented if NYPD’s hands were not tied on new noise complaints rules which now states the NYPD cannot go on private property of such complaints if the owner refuses. AND that was exactly what happened in Laurelton on June 10th when a neighbor call 311 about a loud party going on next door, which then ended up with some hood rat pulling out a gun and shooting a 21 year old in the spine, because that is how things roll in this community. Party, celebrate, pull out a gun and someone gets shoot/injured/killed.

Another victory for law breakers, criminals and those who love to disturb others with blasting music and loud parties in the community. Isn’t it great to live in such a progressive liberal city where those who obey the law get a big FUCK YOU from our leaders and say “DEAL WITH IT” just as long as it it not in these “limousine liberals” back yard.

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From The Daily News:

New NYPD noise complaint rules prevented cops from stopping shooting at wild Queens house party

Cops were called to the wild 232nd St. party near Merrick Blvd. in Laurelton about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 after receiving a 311 call about excessive noise, police sources said.

(Molly Crane-Newman/New York Daily News)

A 21-year-old man paralyzed by a bullet after a shooting outside a wild Queens house party would still be walking if cops hadn’t been handcuffed by new NYPD rules on noise complaints, police sources said.

Cops visited the party on 232nd St. about 11:15 p.m. Saturday after receiving an earlier noise complaint from a neighbor — more than an hour and a half before Rohan Chambers was shot in the spine.

“Had we been allowed to go onto the property, we would have shut down the party, there would have been no shooting and he would not be paralyzed,” said an outraged cop with knowledge of the case.

When police arrived at the party, near Merrick Blvd. in Laurelton, responding officers knocked on the door and asked the homeowner to be a good neighbor and keep the noise down. Then the cops then left.

New rules limit cops’ ability to enter private property

A directive handed down by Police Commissioner James O’Neill last month prohibits cops from taking further action because they were not given permission to enter the home, the officer said.

“Last year, this party would have been broken up right then and there without a second thought,” the cop said.

About 12:50 a.m., a fight at the party spilled into the street. A man in a red do-rag pulled a gun and fired a round, hitting Chambers in the back, officials said.

 Chambers’ relatives, who fear he may be permanently paralyzed, declined to comment on the shooting or how it might have been prevented. Cops have made no arrests.

Brooklyn couple’s noise complaints tied to NYPD fed probe

When police arrived on 232nd St., after a neighbor’s earlier noise complaint, there were about 100 people inside the home. But there were no signs of drug use or illegal activity — which would have allowed cops to go into the home.

Several people identified themselves as either the homeowner or the party host. All barred cops from entering.

According to the O’Neill directive, “warrantless entry” into a home or fenced-in yard “is not authorized solely for the purpose of abating noise conditions.”

Once cops get a noise complaint, they must ask permission from the homeowner to go onto the premise to investigate. If a homeowner refuses, cops can offer a warning and return the next day with a summons, according to the new rules.

Public drinking, noise offenses now just warrant civil summonses

An NYPD spokeswoman confirmed that two calls were made to 311 about excessive noise on the block before the party, but the complaints were unfounded.

Last month’s directive isn’t new policy, she said, calling it “legal guidance that is provided to NYPD officers annually before the summer months.”

The New York Civil Liberties Union, which has hailed the directive, said the shooting hasn’t changed their opinion.

“When cops suspect violence, they can force their way in, but officers without warrants have no authority to charge into homes simply because of a noise complaint,” said Chris Dunn, NYCLU’s Associate Legal Director.

 

MORE GHETTO NONSENSE IN THE GHETTO CAPITAL OF QUEENS, JAMAICA – WEEKEND SHOOTING IN LAURELTON MAY LEAVE 21 PARALYZED

I mean is this what so many communities of color have now become, just a plain old shooting gallery, where hood rats whip out guns for any old reason, be it a party, a birthday celebration, a holiday, a family gathering. CHRIST. And then to add more nonsense to the ghetto mess, no one is cooperating with police about the shooting.

AND then you wonder why Jamaica and communities like it are they way they are, and why other people look so down on such communities. IT is this ghetto nonsense that happens on a regular basis and yet “leaders” just keep NOT addressing all the issues that go into this and instead focus on total bullshit.

Hell, these same leaders still have not made a comment about Rev. Flake and company & the Greater Allen Cathedral Church where a 15 year old girl was pimped out by some scum for 4 months in Flake’s Greater Allen Cathedral Senior Residence (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/06/09/flake-dynasty-greater-allen-a-m-e-church-still-refusing-to-speak-to-press-in-regards-to-15-year-old-girl-being-pimped-out-for-4-months-in-their-greater-allen-cathedral-senior-residence/)

CHRIST, summer has not even officially started and the ghetto is in full shooting/killing mode.

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The Daily News:

Man, 21, shot at Queens house party may be paralyzed for life

Rohan Chambers was at a house party in Laurelton, on 232nd St. near Merrick Blvd., when he argued with another man

(Jeff Bachner/for New York Daily News)

A 21-year-old man shot at a Queens house party might be paralyzed for life, police sources and his grandfather said Monday.

The bullet that struck Rohan Chambers hit his spine and is lodged in his back, doctors at Jamaica Hospital told police after he was rushed there following the 12:50 a.m. incident Sunday.

Chambers was at a house party in Laurelton, on 232nd St. near Merrick Blvd., when he argued with another man. The fight spilled outside and Chambers was shot. Friends loaded him into an Acura, but police arrived and EMS took him to Jamaica.

“He might never walk again,” said Chambers grandfather, Hillmus Chambers, 72. “He knows the guy who shot him, but he hasn’t been able to tell us his name. He’s in and out of consciousness.

Man, 30, fatally shot in chest after argument on Queens street

Despite the severity of his injury, Chambers’ pals aren’t cooperating with police, the grandfather lamented.

“We want to know why this happened,” he said. I’d like police to catch (the shooter).”

Chambers was one of five people shot in three attacks in a 40-minute spasm of violence early Sunday.

 

ANOTHER SHOOTING IN JAMAICA THIS SUNDAY – GOING TO BE A HOT BLOODY SUMMER AS USUAL

Three shootings in the city this week, all on Sunday between 12:15am and 12:49am. In Brooklyn, Harlem and Jamaica (Laurelton). Just a guess, but I don’t think any of the shooters or victims were White, Asian or Indian. Just a hunch, but a good hunch. AND the city says crime is down. Maybe, but certainly not in communities of color and just what does that say of communities of color that no one wants to speak about.

And why is is relevant to mention race, BECAUSE IT IS. Because this is the same pattern over and over and over again that keeps getting ignored.

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From The Daily News:

Five wounded in three separate shootings in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan

The mayhem unfolded between 12:15 a.m. and 12:49 a.m., leaving five men with non life-threatening injuries.

(Isabel Slepoy/New York Daily News)

Five people were wounded in three separate shootings in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan over a span of 34 minutes early Sunday, police said.

The mayhem unfolded between 12:15 a.m. and 12:49 a.m., leaving five men with non life-threatening injuries.

In Brooklyn, a 35-year-old man was shot in the right leg on Madison St. by Marcus Garvey Blvd. at about 12:15 a.m., cops said. A 20-year-old man struck in the same incident showed up at Woodhull Medical Center minutes later, shot in the buttocks, police said.

Minutes later, two men were shot at the corner of W. 139th St. and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. in Harlem.

One of the men, 24, was shot in the stomach. Medics took him to Harlem Hospital, where he was in stable condition. The second man, 44, who was also shot in the stomach, walked into the same hospital.

Then, at 12:49 a.m. in Queens, a 19-year-old man was shot in the back on 232nd St. by Merrick Blvd. in Laurelton, cops said. He was in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital. Police have not yet made arrests in any of the shootings.

 

JUST HOW MANY FUCKING CHURCHES DOES GREATER JAMAICA REALLY NEED – LAURELTON WOMAN OPENS CHURCH IN HER GARAGE

AND is this REALLY LEGAL.  I mean is there a zoning ordinance (law) in effect for that neighborhood? I see nowhere in this article where the so-called journalist asked this question.

It also  figures this would be in Greater Jamaica. Like there are not enough BULLSHIT churches in the area, like every other block. Can you say AVOIDING PAYING TAXES. What a SCAM, this whole fucking church crap in Queens. Think about the number of churches from big money makers like Floyd Flake’s Church of the Almighty Dollar to shit store front churches to bullshit like this garbage church AND think about all the lost revenue since churche & religious institutions are not taxed. AND what do these churches and there “leaders” really do for the community, how do they help improve it, because from where I am standing, Jamaica is a FUCKING MESS of Biblical proportions.

What a FUCKING SCAM. Probably in a few years you will hear some shady thing with this and her non-profit Radikal 4 Kidz, which was started last March. Considering all the scam non-profits in this area and all the bullshit and nonsense, I would not be surprised.

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From Queens Times Ledger:

Correction officer opens church in her Laurelton home

Tina Booker holds services in the garage of her home in Laurelton.

In the spacious garage of her Laurelton home, Department of Correction Officer Tina Booker has established a new calling in addition to her work with inmates and fellow corrections staff and her role as the head of Radikal 4 Kidz, a non-profit organization.

Since October 2016, Booker’s garage has been home to the “Full of Faith Christian Center,” where she ministers each Sunday to a small but growing congregation. The opening of the church marked a new chapter in Booker’s spiritual life. She was called to the ministry in 2009 and was ordained as a reverend in 2012.

“I just started seeking a closer relationship with God and knew I was called to something greater because I love people,” she said. “The Bible helped me. Everybody has their different religious beliefs, but it helped me grow, and even encouraged me when coming to work.”

Booker has been with the Correction Department for 18 years, working in security and administrative positions with a wide variety of inmates and staff. In January, the DOC opened a Chaplain’s Office for DOC staff, and Booker is the first officer established as a Correction Department chaplain. In her role, she offers guidance and counsel, comforts ill officers and grieves with those who have experienced loss on the staff.

In addition to her Correction work and her ministry, Booker runs Radikal 4 Kidz, which hosts town hall meetings to bridge the gap between law enforcement and communities, and also organizes family-friendly activities for youth and parents. The organization received its 501(c)(3) status last March.

“These young guys are so creative, these young women are so creative in the things they can do — drawing, writing, it’s phenomenal. And I ask, ‘Where did we drop the ball?’” she said when speaking about the inmates. She hopes her work can help reach younger individuals in the community to keep them out of the criminal justice system. “That could be one less young person that I see behind the gate,”she said.

Booker’s church services typically begin with about 15 minutes of peaceful music and meditation and she said sometimes tears of joy flow from the faces of parishioners. There are scripture reading, a sermon and songs in a relaxed environment Booker said is always buoyed by humor.

 “I always say God has a sense of humor. How could there be comedians if we didn’t?” she said. “So many people are scared of church and spirituality. But you have to be you and strive to be the best you.”

Booker is looking for a donated space in Brooklyn or Queens that she can use as a safe haven for neighborhood adolescents to peacefully gather. She continues to work as a correction officer and chaplain, counseling inmates, staff, her parishioners and her community. She said the many hats she wears have made her life very busy, but she was nevertheless joyful about her own call to service.

“I just think people should know when it comes to ministry, there’s an open door of love to receive anyone that walks in through the door,” she said. “Love, care and concern.”

Reach reporter Patrick Donachie by e-mail at pdonachie@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

 

POST WORKER SLASHED IN LAURELTON: IT MIGHT BE THE GEM OF GREATER JAMAICA – BUT LOOK IN THE NOOKS & CRANNIES AND YOU WILL SEE SOME GHETTO SHIT

Ironic that just a few weeks ago, NY1 did a story on Laurelton with it’s nice homes, which it certainly does, but still ghetto crap finds its way into every nook and cranny of Jamaica, not matter what. First the main street of Merrick is Laurelton is your typical ghetto crap you find all over Jamaica (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/02/22/and-now-the-ghetto-main-district-of-laurelton-no-so-nice/), then a shooting took place recently(https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/jesus-fucking-christ-why-can-the-ghetto-crowd-act-like-civilized-human-beings-or-are-they-incapable-of-that-25-year-old-woman-shot-after-fight-breaks-out-in-laurelton-bar-on-shitty-merrick-blvd/) and now a postal worker was slashed by some resident hood rat named, Robert Powell,  on 220th Place near 138 Ave.

Damn boy, assaulting a postal worker. Bring the lube to prison, because your ass is getting put away for a long time. And pull those fucking pants up, you are grown ass man. That is not some fashion statement, that is just STOOPID GHETTO.

NYPD ESU take perp into custody after he barricated himself inside the home at 137-37 220 place in Queens after he stabbed a woman at the residence, the woman was taken to Jamaica hospital. Photos by Robert Stridiron. 03/06/17

You see ghetto crap is like a cancer. If you don’t get it in time, it spreads.

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From NY1:

Postal Worker Slashed in Queens

By NY1 News
Monday, March 6, 2017 at 08:06 PM EST

Police are investigating after a postal worker was slashed while on the job in Laurelton.

The NYPD says it happened just before 12:45pm Monday on 220th Place near 138th Avenue. Investigators say a 32-year-old man slashed the postal worker. Police searched for the suspect through the afternoon, eventually found him and arrested him.

The postal worker was taken to North Shore LIJ Hospital and is expected to survive.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

From Queens Courier:

Photos by Robert Stridiron/RHS Breaking News Services

A man barricaded himself inside of his Laurelton home after stabbing a postal worker in the face on Monday morning, law enforcement sources said.

According to police, at around noon on March 6, a 49-year-old female postal worker was delivering mail in front of 137-37 220 Place. Robert Powell, 32, who lives at the residence, slashed the victim in the face with an unknown object, causing a deep laceration in her face.

Following the assault, Powell barricaded himself inside of his home and refused to open the door.

The NYPD Emergency Service Unit (ESU) and the hostage negotiation team were called to the scene. The victim was transported to North Shore Manhasset Hospital, where she received stitches, in stable condition.

A short time later, police said, ESU gained entry at the location and took Powell into custody without incident. He was charged with assault, obstruction of government administration and harassment in the second degree.

 

ANOTHER SIDE OF JAMAICA -LAURETON – BUT STILL DOES NOT CHANGE MY MIND OVERALL ABOUT SHITTY JAMAICA

The saving grace about the Jamaica community, Laurelton, is distance, far from the ghetto trash mess that is pretty much the rest of Jamaica, although ever ride down Merrick Blvd in Laurelton, it is a ghetto mess of dirty stores, thug autobody shops with junked cars on streets and sidewalk and typical fast food shiteries.

But get beyond that point and you will see a different community that is the exception in Jamaica not the norm.

A community is only as strong as it’s weakest link and Jamaica has a tons of weak links.

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From NY1:

Laurelton: The Queens Community Gentrification Forgot, Where Black Incomes are Higher than Whites

By Ruschell Boone
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 10:13 PM EST
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While gentrification has been an issue in many of the city’s Black neighborhoods, there has been relatively little impact in the middle-class communities of Southeast Queens. Borough Reporter Ruschell Boone looks back at how things have changed in a borough where Black incomes have surpassed those of whites in the time since NY1 launched 25 years ago.

While images of crime and poverty are often associated with Southeast Queens, there has long been another side. Large bedroom communities that have been meccas for upper middle and middle class blacks for generations.

Vernel Bennett and his wife Delores moved to Laurelton in 1987. He was a supervising corporate tax auditor for the city. She was an assistant vice president at JP Morgan Chase.

“If I moved into another neighborhood and my neighbor is not the same color or background, they, you know have some preconceived notions,” said Delores Bennett. “That’s not here. Like, here, you move here, you know. You know what kind of people are here.”

There are about 18 neighborhoods in Southeast Queens. Most have predominantly black populations with relatively high incomes. In many cases, they’ve surpassed whites in the area over the past two-and-a-half decades.

In Laurelton, the average income for black families is $81,000 year. For whites, it is $73,000.

“We have every profession you can name,” said Vernel Bennett. “We have from the lawyer to the doctor and the accountant, you know, to the plumber and the electrician.”

Blacks began moving here from the South in the 1940s. They also came from other parts of the world.

John Crow is the community liaison for the Langston Hughes Library and a resident.

“We have Jamaicans, we have Haitians, we have Africans from the continent, Nigeria, Ghana, you know,” Crow said. “Wherever you name it. We have Grenadians, of course.”

While gentrification has not been an issue in areas like Laurelton, where residents have higher incomes and own their homes, in Jamaica, where most rent apartments, it is another story.

Jamaica was hit hard after the housing market crashed. But the neighborhood has since rebounded with revitalization plans for the downtown area. And crime is way down.

There has also been a significant shift in Jamaica’s black population. In 1990, there were 22,000. Today, the number is half that, according to the census.

Some of the other neighborhoods are becoming more diverse as well.

Many welcome the new residents, but are worried long timers are being pushed out.

“That’s always a concern,” Crow said.