HEAR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. INTERVIEWED ON RARE 1967 MERV GRIFFIN SHOW AND REALIZE HOW MUCH HAS NOT CHANGED AT ALL – A SAD COMMENTARY ON OUR SOCIETY

Last night while going through 1000’s of TV channels, which has mostly shit on it, I came across a 1967 Merv Griffin show on Get TV, which I would normally just keep bypassing, but saw that Martin Luther King Jr. was going to be on and so I listened to this very rare 1967 interview and listening to this great interview realized how much some things have not changed in all this time. Dr. King mentioned many times “the conditions in the Negro  community” (show the time period that he used the term “negro”), which creates poverty, crime, unemployment, etc.  Face forward to 2016 and we are still talking about the conditions in the black community which creates poverty, crime, unemployment, etc. UNBELIEVABLE that 49 years later, that same conversation is being repeated.

An amazing interview that probably some have not seen since it first aired and for many who have never seen it. Please watch this. And then see the article from The Daily News that I posted below that just shows how little things have changed. SAD. And who the hell says racism isn’t really an issue anymore. Guess some of you are listening too much to Fox News.

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From The Daily News:

EXCLUSIVE: Army vet falsely arrested while walking his dog says he endured racial taunts by Trump-loving NYPD cop

army-vetArmy veteran Najja Plowden was walking Lilycat in Brower Park in August when police arrested him and admitted it was on account of his race, he claims in lawsuit.

(Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News)

An Army veteran’s quiet walk with his dog in a Brooklyn park turned into a long night in jail on a false arrest — and being subjected to a pro-Trump cop’s racial taunts, a new lawsuit says.

Najja Plowden, 35, was wrapping up a midnight walk with his dog in Crown Heights’ Brower Park last August when two NYPD cops in a police van stopped and questioned him about being in the park after hours.

The park didn’t have any signs posted indicating it was closed, Plowden said, and the cops also didn’t bother a white man who was there playing fetch with his dog.

One of the officers, Nicholas Loweth, allegedly asked Plowden for identification, but he had left it at home. When the cop ran Plowden’s name, an active warrant came up — a 2013 summons for skateboarding in Union Square Park.

After Plowden told Loweth the warrant and summons had been dismissed in Manhattan Criminal Court three months earlier, the officer allegedly asked Plowden if someone could come get his dog because he was going to be arrested for being in the park after dark.

“I explained that (the summons) was cleared up. I wasn’t even in the country at the time,” said Plowden, who filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn Federal Court on Friday.

Plowden — a married father who served in Afghanistan and now works as an occupational therapist for special education students — was taken to the 77th Precinct after the cops dropped off Lily Cat, his pitbull-terrier mix, at his Dean St. home.

While Plowden was in custody, Loweth, who is white, allegedly made disparaging comments to Plowden, an African-American man, that included “your culture is more problematic, more violent, more prone to crime,” and “you wouldn’t have been stopped and detained if you’d been a white guy in a park at night on the Upper East Side,” according to the lawsuit.

“I started to tear up because I’m a 35-year-old black man, a veteran, with no criminal record,” Plowden told the Daily News. “I said, ‘Please, do not do this. Why are you doing this?’

“He started to laugh, (and) asked if I was crying. I said, ‘No, this is emotional,’” Plowden said.

Loweth also allegedly spent much of the night lecturing Plowden with pro-Donald Trump rhetoric, bragging that the President-elect will support policing in minority neighborhoods and end the “abuse of resources” like food stamps and welfare by “ghetto” residents, the lawsuit says.

“Police officers are entitled to their political views, but haranguing a helpless prisoner confined to a precinct cell and subjecting him to racist political bravado is unacceptable,” said Plowden’s attorney Joel Berger.

Loweth — who could not be reached for comment — was a defendant in another federal lawsuit in 2014, in which he was accused of participating in an assault and fabrication of false criminal charges. That case was settled for $25,000.

Hours after his latest arrest, a Brooklyn Criminal Court judge vacated the warrant against Plowden, dismissed the misdemeanor charge and apologized that the NYPD’s computer system had not been updated, according to the lawsuit.

But as a result of the arrest, Plowden’s job as an occupational therapist is in limbo. The Department of Education has declared him ineligible for assignments until it looks into the case, according to the lawsuit.

“I’ve always treated officers with respect,” Plowden said. “I never thought this would ever happen to me.”

A spokesman for the city’s Law Department said the complaint “will be reviewed once we are served.”

The NYPD declined to comment on pending litigation.

 

NYPD OVERSEEING SECURITY AT HOMELESS SHELTER – THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THOUGHT OUT BEFORE THE DUMPING OF THESE SHELTERS

When government works well (and it does sometimes), it really works well, BUT when it doesn’t (which is so much of the time anymore) it is FUCKING BAD. Usually things are put into place without any damn thought or what the consequences will be, government just runs shit through and then worries about when hell breaks loose later down the road after so much damage is done.  Like the homeless situation, this city started just dumping homeless shelters (and illegal ones to boot – hotels) into “certain” communities and usually communities, like Jamaica, which already have major amounts of problems without adding more shit to the  list. And of course there was no thought given to proper security where many of these shelters have very problematic people (drug addicts, mentally ill, violent ex-cons, etc.).

Well, now the hardest working agency in the city, the NYPD, is overseeing security in all the homeless shelters in this city. DumbBlasio, you think you should have thought that one out before you began dumping shelters in vulnerable communities and warehousing of human beings.

On another related issue, one of the worst city agencies, DHS (Department of Homeless Services) with  asshole Commissioner Steve Banks is asking New Yorkers to volunteer for its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate, known as HOPE, to assist the agency in estimating the number of people living on the streets, in parks, subways, and other public spaces across the city.

Sorry folks, but I am tired of this whole constant “volunteer” bullshit. While that is great when our economy is booming for everyone, everyone is working a ONE job with an actual livable working wage (as opposed to working two, three low-paying jobs) and where half of people’s paychecks are not going to housing in this ridiculously expensive city, which does not need to be so expensive, asking people to volunteer their very little free time to begin with to count homeless is a fucking insult. Why don’t you Banks and your entire agency go out and count homeless, I mean that is your fucking job to begin with, you get paid a hefty salary and live in Brooklyn where you don’t have a homeless shelter in your neighborhood. WHAT FUCKING NERVE.

Here is my thought on those who SHOULD volunteer to count the homeless:

  1. City Council  Members & Assembly Members, plus all their staff : There are 51 council members & 150 assembly members and they hardly do any fucking work as it is and get paid a nice big salary, way more than the hardworking average New Yorker. Hell if asshole Councilman Ruben Wills can pull a fucking dumb stunt like “playing homeless”, on the tax payer’s dime,  like he did a few years ago, he can go out and count them (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/do-nothing-councilman-ruben-wills-playing-homeless-for-three-days-how-about-playing-councilman-instead-of-willie-the-hobo/)
  2. Mayor deBlasio and his entire administration: I mean you helped to create all this nonsense, then you and you entire staff count the homeless and not just for an hour to do a photo op.
  3. BIG MOUTH LIBERAL CELEBRITIES: All these loud mouth overpaid celebrity actors, sports figures musicians, models, artists, etc who love to talk about these issues as long as they don’t have to see these issues where they live, GO OUT AND COUNT. And especially those from the hip/hop, rap world, where many of these shelters are dumped in communities of color.
  4. Religious “leaders”: NYC and especially Queens is filled with a gazillion number of churches from big ass Catholic behemoths & big money AME (Floyd Flake) to shitty store front black, Hispanic and Asian churches. If every single one of these leaders of churches and a handful of those devoted followers  went out, you would not need to ask the regular folks at all.
  5. Mega rich white folks of NYC on Park Avenue, Upper East Side and other neighborhoods where you will never see a homeless shelter or piece of garbage, go out and count.

STOP asking overworked and over burdened hard working average New Yorkers to do “free work” that your agency should be doing or at the very least pay people to do it, pay the unemployed, pay the ex-cons just getting out of jail,  pay all the young people in communities like Jamaica who are not working, hell, pay some of the damn homeless to count their own brothers and sisters. Just leave the rest of us out of your damn bullshit that you helped to create and turn “homelessness” into BIG BUSINESS.

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From Queens Times Ledger:

NYPD is overseeing security at city homeless shelters

The NYPD has taken over the management of security at Department of Homeless Services shelters citywide. Nearly 700 DHS peace officers have already been retrained and security plans at all locations have been reviewed and enhancements were made where needed.

NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill pointed out that “2016 was the safest year on record in New York City.”

He added, “We will bring our crime-fighting expertise to assist the Department of Homeless Services in making their facilities more secure, with both out management team and the training of peace officers.”

While DHS supervisors have tasers, peace officers will not be armed but were trained to do a better job of keeping weapons out of shelters, defusing tense encounters, dealing with the mentally ill and preventing domestic violence. Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered an NYPD review of DHS security in March.

“The NYPD is among the premier policing and security organizations in the world and having them work with Commissioner Steve Banks to manage security at our homeless shelters will ensure the best possible approach to providing safety for both shelter residents and the neighborhoods where the shelters are located,” de Blasio said.

Last week, NYPD Deputy First Commissioner Benjamin Tucker joined Banks, the head of the Department of Social Services, to announce the program at One Police Plaza. Deputy Chief Edward Thompson will lead the team off 22 NYPD personnel who will oversee all DHS security while analyzing incident data to evaluate risks and inform policy and staffing decisions at shelters.

“DHS’ security plan, including the new key NYPD role, demonstrates our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of the individuals and families DHS is entrusted with protecting,” Banks said. “DHS work with the NYPD management team has already resulted in the implementation of critical improvements to the shelter security measures that had been in place for many years.”

Meanwhile, DHS is asking New Yorkers to volunteer for its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate, known as HOPE, to assist the agency in estimating the number of people living on the streets, in parks, subways, and other public spaces across the city. HOPE 2017 will held Jan. 23 from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. and DHS will need a minimum of 3,000 volunteers to collect vital information that will augment the HOME-STAT quarterly nighttime street counts that helped 690 street homeless transition off the streets.

“It’s essential to know how many New Yorkers need our services, and the HOPE count is an important part of that,” Banks said. “Now with the Mayor’s HOME-STAT initiative, we are greatly increasing our outreach program to help bring people in from the streets, and we will have more information about homelessness on the streets going forward.”

The HOPE count began in 2003 with 1,000 volunteers in Manhattan and now covers all five boroughs. Over 3,800 New Yorker volunteered for HOPE 2016, a record total.

Those interested in volunteering should visit www.nyc.gov/hope to register.

 

DAY 5 GETS A RESPONSE ON AUTO BODY SHOPS/DEALERS RAMPANT ILLEGAL PARKING OF JUNKED/UNLICENSED CARS FROM THE 103RD NO LESS, OTHERS REMAIN SILENT

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Thug Auto Body Shop at 102-80 Merrick

Thug Auto Body Shop at 102-80 Merrick

If I was going to get any kind of response in regards to the rampant and decades long illegal parking of junked/unlicensed vehicles all over Merrick Blvd, the surrounding side streets and other places in Jamaica by auto body shops/dealers it was going to come from the hardest working precinct in NYC, the 103rd precinct. Community Board 12, local elected officials like Comrie, Miller and the other do-nothings, including BP Katz and her cronies taking up space in Borough Hall will continue to remain silent on WHY this has been allowed to happen for years and decades going all the way back to stooges like Archie Spigner and Comrie in all his 12 years as Councilman. At least the 103rd gave me an update of what is going on.

For those who are not familiar we have now have at several precincts, including the 103rd, the NCO program (the Neighborhood Coordination Officers), where the same officers (usually two) are assigned to a specific section of the community every day to focus entirely on quality of life issues and to get to know the community and people. While last year we had “The Untouchables” under the leadership of Sgt. Cedillo, who helped both myself and community activist Pamela Hazel on many issues, unfortunately, that was not a “official” program and that group of officers would be pulled off quality of life issues at anytime to focus on emergencies and bigger crimes, eventually pulled away altogether. So now we have a more focused version of “The Untouchables” know as NCO (https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160803/ditmars/nypd-expand-its-community-policing-program-12-new-precincts). The officers assigned to my are are Officers Sclafani and York, both who I have been in touch with several times since the program began.

They hit the ground running, tackling any left over illegal truck driving on my street, going as far as having a huge flashing temporary sign at Jamaica Ave/170th Street for a month, warning trucks to use the truck route 168th Street and not 170th. When the sign was not facing 170th which I felt would be more effective as opposed to the east part of Jamaica, and mentioned that, the officers contacted me quickly telling me that the sign would be moved the next day and it was. They then spent a month warning truck drivers and actually contacting some of the trucking companies who were major culprits and then after that started their ticketing. While I don’t expect to never see a truck again on my street (those guys will always attempt to skirt the law) and the 103rd is not at my beckon call to take care of just my issues, there has been a significant reduction, just like there was last summer before the program as Detective Costa was always on this issue.

As far as this awful rampant auto body shop fiasco which has turned our streets/sidewalks into junkyards, Office Sclafani, responded”

“Good Morning,

  Myself and officer York have spoken to the auto body shops located within our sector which is the Van Wyck to 175 street and Hillside Ave to the train tracks, we advised all those shops that any vehicles that did not have plates on them (correct plates of course) and are located on the street will be towed.  Also we mentioned to the businesses that no vehicles are allowed to be placed onto side walks, any vehicles that are located on sidewalks will be ticketed.  I also forwarded the email to the NCO’s that are in charge of the sector that covers Merrick Blvd.  Starting tomorrow we will be making rounds to ensure that those vehicles were moved.  I will also reach out to the truck company regarding the email about 170 street.  Thank you and have a good day.”

PO Sclafani 103 Precinct

Now as far as the elected officials, I have NOT ONCE in all the years I have been reporting this issue (as have Pamela Hazel), not one of them have responded as to WHY this has been allowed to happen in the first place and then allow to fester to epic proportions. YET, these clowns like Comrie and corrupt going to jail soon Councilman Wills, make more money than NYPD Officers. Officers who protect our community, who help to keep us safe and who put their life on the line every single day, especially in a hell hole like Jamaica, where they have to deal with so much bullshit and so many bottom of the barrel people who make life miserable and still have to hear anti-police bullshit (next time something happens to you, don’t call NYPD, call one of the hood rats roaming the neighborhoods) . Talk about injustices, corrupt Ruben Wills makes more money than our officers and all he has down is steal money and do bullshit photo ops. And our asshole Mayor had the nerve to speak anti-police rhetoric awhile back and the do nothing city council members had the nerve to give themselves a 32% raise, 32% for doing practically nothing, while NYPD got a paltry 1%. Hell, the do nothing politicians can’t even answer a constituent’s simple question. And don’t even get me started on the money wasted on the Public Advocate and the Queens Borough President, both who have done pretty much nothing to improve quality of life in our borough. In fact have you noticed how quiet Katz has become, not a peep out of her with all this dumping on homeless shelters in our community. And as far as Tish goes, her ass has never been out to Jamaica on any of our issues, except her appearance to stump for Comrie when he was running for Senate, damn talk about a conflict of interest with the Public Advocate.

So a BIG thanks to the 103rd precinct, Detective Costa and Officers Sclafani and York for all they do in our community and giving me an update.

So if you do not know your NCO’s in your area, get to know them, because we know the deal of contacting your elected officials. You have a better chance of getting an answer from Trump. And speaking of Trump, while I did not support him, did not vote for him and think he was a poor choice for President, plus don’t think much most Republicans, I get it, especially seeing all the dead weight do nothing Democrats in this city and especially the black Democrat political gangsters of SE Queens, who have done very little to nothing about quality of life issues, but talk a good bullshit game.

As Trump would say “You’re Fired”, that is if the people of Jamaica finally wake up to the realization that you are being screwed big time by these clowns.

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DAY 5: STILL NO ANSWERS FROM THE POWERS THAT BE WHY LAWS ARE NOT BEING ENFORCED ON THUG AUTO BODY SHOPS/DEALERS PLACING JUNKED & UNLICENSED CARS ON STREETS/SIDEWALKS

abandon-cars-merrickWe are on DAY 5 of the NO ANSWER from the “powers that be” on why there is a lack of enforcement (well in reality NO ENFORCEMENT) with auto body shops/dealers placing their junked and unlicensed vehicles all over public streets/sidewalks.

Merrick Blvd continues to look like a major junkyard and the New Willets Point of Queens from Archer Avenue to the LI border and along all the side streets. Hundreds and I mean hundreds (I know, I have counted many times) are all over this area 24/7 and this has been going on for decades all under the watchful eyes of everyone.

So no answer from the following:

  1. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and her cronies in Borough Hall
  2. Senator Leroy Comrie
  3. Councilman I. Daneek Miller
  4. Community Board 12
  5. Community Board 11 and other community Boards in the affected areas.
  6. NYPD
  7. 103rd precinct and the other SE Queens precinct in affected areas.
  8. Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman
  9. Assembly Member Vivian Cook
  10. Councilman Ruben Wills
  11. Public Advocate Letitia James (who know how to come out here to stump for Comrie when he was running for Senator.
  12. And of course Mayor dumBlasio or Mayor dicBlasio, whichever you prefer.

My senator, Tony Avella, is not on that list, since Merrick Blvd is not his area and he has already  helped me on issues not in his district.

Any takers on Day 5

And where is the media on this major issue that they pretty much have not covered, especially considering there may be some payoffs with our power that be.

And so the Days of a simple unanswered question by the powers that be continues…………………………………. as NO RESPECT or PRIDE continues from our “so-called leaders” and those who serve to enforce the laws in the Dirty Southeast Queens.

In the meantime, trucks continue to drive illegally on residential streets. Tractor trailer trucks continue to illegally park over night on Merrick Blvd and the downtown are LIRR tunnels in FULL VIEW OF NYPD. Dangerous double parking happens continuous on Merrick Blvd, Hillside Avenue, 170th street between Jamaica & Hillside Ave, illegal garbage dumping continues, illegal conversions go on and on and of course the whole Jamaica Homeless Village situation continues where, the number of shelters and cluster fuck supportive sites are in the 30’s.

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Yet Senator Comrie and Councilman Miller have the time for canned bullshit speeches at the Rufus King Park Holiday Tree lighting that took place this Saturday evening and to praise who wonderful Jamaica is.

So the same old bullshit continues on Day 5 of not answering a simple question.

Merrick Blvd: The new Willets Point Junkyard.

Merrick Blvd: The new Willets Point Junkyard.

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Thug Auto Body Shop at 102-80 Merrick

Thug Auto Body Shop at 102-80 Merrick

DAY 4: STILL NO ANSWERS FROM THE POWERS THAT BE WHY LAWS ARE NOT BEING ENFORCED ON THUG AUTO BODY SHOP/DEALER PLACING JUNKED & UNLICENSED CARS ON STREETS/SIDEWALKS

abandon-cars-merrickDAY 4 and not one of the “powers that be” have answered the simple question about lack of enforcement (well in reality NO ENFORCEMENT) with auto body shops placing their junked and unlicensed vehicles all over public streets/sidewalks.

Yesterday (12.9.16) while driving to a Christmas party on Long Island on Merrick Blvd from Archer Avenue to the LI Border, I counted again well over 100 junked/unlicensed vehicles starting at the autobody shop south of the LIRR Tunnel at Merrick/Archer Ave, which had 6 junked/unlicensed vehicles on both the street and sidewalk (and a huge tractor trailer truck parked under the LIRR Tunnel) to a burnt out vehicle places on the medial strip on Merrick about a mile past Foch Blvd heading to Long Island. Of course the majority between Archer Avenue and 110th St. Since I was driving straight on Merrick I was not able to inspect on the sidestreets. Coming back home that same route at 10pm, several tractor trailer trucks & commercial trucks were illegally parked all over Merrick Blvd and two huge waste trucks like the one below were parked under the 168th LIRR Tunnel, blocking the one lane and because of no lights in that tunnel and the dark of night, we almost ran into the one huge truck. A very dangerous and ILLEGAL issue.

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And so the Days of a simple unanswered question by the powers that be continues…………………………………. as NO RESPECT or PRIDE continues from our “so-called leaders” and those who serve to enforce the laws in the Dirty Southeast Queens.

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This bus had to move into another lane due to auto body shop blocking the lane.

This bus had to move into another lane due to auto body shop blocking the lane.

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DAY 3: STILL NO ANSWERS FROM THE POWERS THAT BE WHY LAWS ARE NOT BEING ENFORCED ON THUG AUTO BODY SHOP/DEALER PLACING JUNKED & UNLICENSED CARS ON STREETS/SIDEWALKS

hillside-garbage12-4-16-006Just like the 12 days of Christmas, this 12 days of getting a simple answer about lack of enforcement (well in reality NO ENFORCEMENT) with auto body shops placing their junked and unlicensed vehicles all over public streets/sidewalks  will continue till, dah………………..the people get an answer and ENFORCEMENT of the LAW.

Of course the 2nd day produced this by one of the biggest do nothing politicians, Leroy Comrie, who for some unexplained reason, many in this community hold up high on a pedestal, my only guess, the standards are so fucking low:

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.

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hillside-garbage12-4-16-005So still no answer from the powers that be on WHY there is no enforcement of the law regarding autobody shops placing junked & unlicensed vehicles on Merrick Blvd and surrounding streets in Jamaica and in other areas of SE Queens.

Again, IT IS THE LAW, no placement of junked and unlicensed vehicles on public streets and sidewalk, PERIOD. So again, where is my answer. Just one simple answer from NYPD, 103 precinct, the heads of all the precincts whose areas are like this, Melinda Katz, Councilman Miller, Councilman Richards, Councilman Wills (I guess he is worried about going to jail) and all the other councilmembers in areas affected by this. Community Board 12, Community Board 10 and the rest. How about an answer from Assembly Member Hyndman or Cook. How about Senator Comrie, how about all the Jamaica religious leaders. ONE DAMN ANSWER FROM SOMEONE.

And hey media, Help Me Howard, WPIX, NY1, Greg Mocker, Times Ledger, Queens Courier, Queens Chronicle. WHY are you NOT digging into this and demanding an answer from NYPD and elected officials because this is one of the biggest scams going on. While WPIX did a story on the one auto body shop, Dynamic Collision,  on 147 Pl, there was never any questioning elected officials or NYPD on why this continues and why there is a lack of enforcement.

AND for you concerned residents of Jamaica, SE Queens and other areas affected by this, contact your local precinct, contact your councilmembers, contact your community boards and demand an answer to this question. Many of you complain about shit, but pick up the phone, send an email, do something. HOUND THEM.

This is a local issue that should be solved on the local level, no need to contact Mr. dickBlasio on this one.

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Merrick Blvd: The new Willets Point Junkyard.

Merrick Blvd: The new Willets Point Junkyard.

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A Bonus. Car without plates sitting on weekend at NE corner of 168Pl and 93rd Ave

A Bonus. Car without plates sitting on weekend at NE corner of 168Pl and 93rd Ave

Dynamic Collision at 147 Pl at Archer Ave. 6.18.16

Dynamic Collision at 147 Pl at Archer Ave. 6.18.16

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This bus had to move into another lane due to auto body shop blocking the lane.

This bus had to move into another lane due to auto body shop blocking the lane.

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Cant even remember where this one was, but in the vicnity

Cant even remember where this one was, but in the vicnity

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Nice job of hiding his face. Asshole.

Nice job of hiding his face. Asshole.

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DAY 2: STILL NO ANSWERS FROM THE POWERS THAT BE WHY LAWS ARE NOT BEING ENFORCED ON THUG AUTO BODY SHOP/DEALER PLACING JUNKED & UNLICENSED CARS ON STREETS/SIDEWALKS

hillside-garbage12-4-16-005So still no answer from the powers that be on WHY there is no enforcement of the law regarding autobody shops placing junked & unlicensed vehicles on Merrick Blvd and surrounding streets in Jamaica and in other areas of SE Queens as some reader have stated:

“Thug auto body shops on Liberty Ave in Ozone Park do the same thing and get away with it. One word, Graft!”

I see this all over Queens, Brooklyn and The Bronx.”

“Ally Auto Body on Jamaica Ave and the repair shop on 182 Street, used to be called Queens Finest Auto Body do the same. I’ve seen them place license plates from other states on the cars when they leave them over night. And I’ve also called for overnight parking of commercial vehicles and not one ticket issued.”

While elected officials like Councilman Miller and Community Board 12 are voicing concern over all the damn homeless shelters in the area and all the hotels in far off places becoming shelters (http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2016/50/millerhotel_2016_12_09_q.html), I do understand that some of our elected officials hands are tied from up above since this is more of a city issue than a local one and there are really no laws being broken. BUT this whole auto body shop bullshit of putting vehicles all over the damn area making Merrick Blvd look like a junkyard, is not only a local issue that can be solved without the help of city council or the mayor, IT IS THE LAW, no placement of junked and unlicensed vehicles on public streets and sidewalk, PERIOD. So again, where is my answer. Just one simple answer from NYPD, 103 precinct, the heads of all the precincts whose areas are like this, Melinda Katz, Councilman Miller, Councilman Richards, Councilman Wills (I guess he is worried about going to jail) and all the other councilmembers in areas affected by this. Community Board 12, Community Board 11 and the rest. How about an answer from Assembly Member Hyndman or Cook. How about Senator Comrie, how about all the Jamaica religious leaders. ONE DAMN ANSWER FROM SOMEONE.

And hey media, Help Me Howard, WPIX, NY1, Greg Mocker, Times Ledger, Queens Courier, Queens Chronicle. WHY are you NOT digging into this and demanding an answer from NYPD and elected officials because this is one of the biggest scams going on. While WPIX did a story on the one auto body shop, Dynamic Collision,  on 147 Pl, there was never any questioning elected officials or NYPD on why this continues and why there is a lack of enforcement.

AND for you concerned residents of Jamaica, SE Queens and other areas affected by this, contact your local precinct, contact your councilmembers, contact your community boards and demand an answer to this question. Many of you complain about shit, but pick up the phone, send an email, do something. HOUND THEM.

This is a local issue that should be solved on the local level, no need to contact Mr. dickBlasio on this one.

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STILL WAITING FOR AN ANSWER FROM NYPD, ELECTED OFFICIALS, COMMUNITY BOARD 12 AS TO WHY THERE IS NO ENFORCEMENT WITH AUTO BODY SHOPS & DEALERS PLACING UNLICENSED AND JUNKED CARS ON JAMAICA STREETS/SIDEWALKS

hillside-garbage12-4-16-006Now if you and I place our car on a sidewalk in front of our house, the lowly foot traffic officers would take out their pen and pad and slap a ticket on the car within an hour, hell, it does not even have to be on the sidewalk, just a tire on it. I ride my bike on the sidewalk on Archer Avenue since it is such a dangerous mess of cars, livery drivers, cabs, trucks and buses (not too mention such a narrow road for all the traffic), NYPD car pulls up to corner, gets out and hands  me a $50 dollar ticket.

YET, auto body shops have turned Merrick Blvd and the surrounding area into the new Willets Point, a junkyard for their cars placed on Merrick Blvd and the sidewalks and the surrounding streets in the neighborhood, along with broken glass and leaking fluids from cars. One day, I counted 100 junked and unlicensed cars on Merrick and surrounding streets between Liberty and 108th St. ONE HUNDRED, no kidding. Car dealers on Hillside Avenue with huge parking lots, place their vehicles and unlicensed vehicles not only on Hillside Ave, where they block buses during rush hour, but on sidewalks as well. In other areas of Jamaica, auto body shops do the same thing, like the one on Archer between 168th and 169th.  Readers from other areas like South Ozone Park and other parts of SE Queens have the same issue and have complained over and over to their precincts with absolutely not a damn thing being done.

This is not a grey area, this is black and white issue, it is ILLEGAL to place any vehicle on a sidewalk, which blocks pedestrians and forces them to sometime go into the street and it is ILLEGAL to place unlicensed vehicles or junked cars on public streets and sidewalks. On Merrick Blvd alone, this causes major traffic issues where one must converge to one lane because the other is being blocked by these cars.  THIS IS THE LAW, NOT an option and no grey area. YET, after countless documentations of this, countless filed complaints, NOTHING is being done and these unscrupulous businesses are allow to continue with the illegal behavior under the watchful eyes of elected officials, community boards and NYPD and have yet given me an answer as to WHY?  Not one person, not NYPD, not community board 12 and not any of our wonderful elected officials.

And this is not an appropriate response:

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.

I guess my concerns are NOT of the utmost importance because they WOULD REQUIRE SOMEONE TO GET OFF THEIR FUCKING ASS AND DO SOME WORK.

I have said this over and over again, someone is being paid off to look the other way, because 1) nothing is being done and the laws are not being enforced. 2) NOT one person has given me any kind of answer and no I don’t want to hear about “not enough manpower”. The ticketing fee alone makes up for any kind of manpower.

Or it could be that this area is not Forest Hills or Brooklyn Heights or Park Slope and is instead a community of color run by black political gangsters who obviously has not done anything to improve this community but instead have focused on street naming ceremonies and “free turkey giveaways”.  So being a community of color, there is no reason to really do anything. I mean do anyone of you have any pride, any shame that Merrick Blvd looks like shit. Hell, your precinct community board meets over in that area, you don’t see this or you don’t care. I mean I don’t see this shit on Queens Blvd in Forest Hills, so why should we see this shit here in Jamaica.

This is completely disgraceful and a continual slap in the face of this community of color yet again ignoring quality of life issues and properly enforcing laws.

BUT people want an answer and more importantly they want the LAWS to be enforced. And residents of Jamaica and some of you folks reading this, you need to contact NYPD and your local precinct, you need to contact your elected officials and you NEED TO DEMAND A FUCKING ANSWER and a SOLUTION. You fucking work for US, we pay your damn salaries.

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Merrick Blvd: The new Willets Point Junkyard.

Merrick Blvd: The new Willets Point Junkyard.

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A Bonus. Car without plates sitting on weekend at NE corner of 168Pl and 93rd Ave

A Bonus. Car without plates sitting on weekend at NE corner of 168Pl and 93rd Ave

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Dynamic Collision at 147 Pl at Archer Ave. 6.18.16

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This bus had to move into another lane due to auto body shop blocking the lane.

This bus had to move into another lane due to auto body shop blocking the lane.

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Cant even remember where this one was, but in the vicnity

Cant even remember where this one was, but in the vicnity

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Nice job of hiding his face. Asshole.

Nice job of hiding his face. Asshole.

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