#Bronx #Muslims form patrols

April 6, 2013
Doc’s Talk: Bronx: Muslim forms citizen patrol
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Is this really about safety or is it about Islamic dawah and recruitment? via Local Muslim leader forms citizen patrol to curb  violence and improve community relations in Bronx   – NY Daily News.
At least one local leader thinks Bronx residents need to step up to the plate concerning police-community relations.
Sheikh Moussa Drammeh believes that the discord between minority groups and cops in the borough stems from finger-pointing and bad politics, not bad policing.
“The problem is not the police. Politicians and other groups blame the police rather than take action,” Drammeh said.
“It is easier to just say stop and frisk is bad, rather than go out on the streets and promote peace.”
Drammeh wants to change attitudes, and make the borough a safer place, by creating a volunteer neighborhood watch group dubbed Community Peace Patrol Officers.
While other groups hold rallies and vigils in the wake of violent acts, Drammeh hopes to prevent them.
Drammeh handed out leaflets about the patrol at the Parkchester subway station, while coincidentally, Transit cops were doing random bag searches.
By dividing the borough into five zones and assigning local leaders as captains, Drammeh plans on offering Bronx youth that may be skeptical of the police an alternative resource for safety or counseling.
Islamic counseling no doubt.
He wrote to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly about his proprosal, and NYPD Community Affairs officers have reached out to him. Drammeh plans on meeting with commanding officers from various precincts.
NYPD Commish has ok’d Muslim patrols?
He also hopes to gain corporate sponsorship to purchase patrol vehicles.
“We want to make our presence known in the community,” he said. “We want people to know that there are people here that are looking out for them. We will help them, listen to them, and point them in the right direction.”
As the father of three teenage children, Drammeh feels he is well versed in the struggles that parents and teens face.
Drammeh compared his idea to the citizen patrols seen in Brooklyn’s Jewish neighborhoods such as Crown Heights and Borough Park.
Muslims are either blaming the Jews or using them.
The 50-year-old, who is the principal of the Islamic Leadership School in Parkchester, said he would like to develop a similar relationship between the community and the NYPD.
“We will never interfere with law enforcement. We are not law enforcement,” Drammeh said emphatically.
“But we can create a better relationship between all parties, and hopefully make the Bronx safer.”
What would he do if he encountered Muslims illegally blocking city streets for prayer like this?

Jewish student arrested for not having ID

November 3, 2011

Last summer I went to Sheep’s Meadow in Central Park and some guy who got jealous that I was talking to his girlfriend went and told the cops that I was a pederast and I was escorted out of the park. I was silent about the story for the most part because it was embarrassing, but now it seems that the NYPD really are over the top in the parks and I’m getting sick of this. Lucky for us the NYPD picked on some goody goody college girl from Carnegie Mellon University. They could pick on me because I fear them, but this girl fought back. good for her, but it shows how there is sexual bias in favor of women. I would of spent the week or months in jail. Lucky for me I had not actually done anything wrong and was polite as all hell, but I was really freaked out.

(h/t Republican Jewish Coalition/Your Jewish News/Gothamist) Extending the courtesy of ticket-fixing to fellow officers, pepper-spraying peaceful protesters, and planting drugs on innocent suspects to meet arrest quotas are but three of the NYPD’s less savory on-the-job exploits which have been put under the microscope via recent high-profile cases. But the NYTimes’ Jim Dwyer points us in the direction of one person’s smaller story of a particularly frivolous arrest which seems just as ridiculous as those bigger cases: a 21-year-old female student was arrested and held by NYPD for 36 hours for not carrying ID. And as Dwyer so simply puts it, once she finally reached a courtroom, “the judge proceeded to dismiss the ticket in less than a minute.” Samantha Zucker, who is from Westchester but goes to school at Carnegie Mellon University, was visiting NYC on October 22 with a group of seniors looking for jobs in design industries when she had her fateful run-in with cops. She and friend Alex Fischer were walking in Riverside Park after its 1 a.m. closing when they were confronted by police. “We’re there five minutes when a police car came up and told us we had to leave because the park was closed,” Fischer said. “We said, ‘O.K., we didn’t know,’ and turned around to leave. Almost immediately, a second police car pulls up.” The students were given tickets for trespassing, and the officers demanded their IDs. While Fischer was allowed to leave after showing his, Zucker had left her wallet in a hotel two blocks away. Police wouldn’t allow Fischer to go get it for her, and Zucker was handcuffed and forced to spend the next 36 hours locked up shuffled between a cell in the 26th Precinct station house on West 126th Street and central booking in Lower Manhattan. It’s as if she had been eating doughnuts in a playground while unaccompanied by a minor! The arresting officer, identified as Police Officer Durrell of the 26th Precinct in court papers, also allegedly made fun of Zucker while she was being held: “He was telling me that I needed to get a new boyfriend, that I should get a guy who takes me out to dinner,” Zucker said. “He mocked me for being from Westchester.” After two nights in custody, the judge dismissed all charges in seconds. Dwyer describes Zucker’s pointless arrest in poetic terms, calling it indicative of a larger cancer choking the effectiveness of the NYPD: “the staggering waste of spirit, the squandering of public resources, the follies disguised as crime-fighting.” He also connects that with the controversial stop-and-frisk policy, which accounted for more than 600K arrests last year. According to NYPD spokesman Paul Browne, officers can allow a friend or relative to retrieve ID. Zucker isn’t only upset with the arresting officer however—she also blames a culture of complacency which prevented anyone from helping her during those 36 hours: “While it may have been one out-of-control officer that began the process, no other officer had the courage to stand up against what they knew was a poor decision,” she said. (image Riverside Park street stars’s flickr)

The police in NY are outrageous. I have some stories… I’ve been beat up by off duty cops working as security guards at MSG. I’ve been pulled over supposedly for gay cruising for Dominicans in Washington Heights and then asked if my pal (a Jewish doctor) was my boyfriend. I’ve been pulled over when hot women in expensive cars pass me on the right and then given a ticket as a cock block. and woah… the correction officers in jails were just plain abusive. When I worked for the Yellow Pages I knew the madame of the escort agency that serviced Bernard B. Kerik and GIULIANI and friends (it was my job to sell the advertising). I have this female cop that drives around my neighborhood in Poughkeepsie and she pulls the car over with the mother of my son in the car. Some kind of female bullshit.  I’ve always been theoretically Conservative, but Rudy G was what kept me from crossing over for a long time. The media made it seem like Rudy was picking on black folks. That wasn’t true. The NYPD picks on all young men regardless of their skin color. It’s the police… not all police… just police in general. They are horrible.  Can I prove any of what I am saying? No, probably not… though I do have a Jewish doctor as a witness from the Washington Heights claim. Point is that you can never prove the abuse of the police and many states are making it hard or impossible to record on video the behavior of the police. Any Conservative who is against people having video cameras I will reject for the same reason I want people to have guns. If we don’t protect ourselves it is asking for the police to abuse us.


NYC WallStreet Protests and Another Day of Rage

October 1, 2011
(The “Day of Rage” at Wall Street.) I don’t see solutions presented here. This mob isn’t aware that they are asking for the problems. I’m unemployed myself, but the solution isn’t to take away wealth and leave one person in charge and turn this mob into an elite hierarchy. Sex doesn’t pay well enough for these whores.

Hillary Clinton’s Favorite TV Network Is Now Available In New York City

August 1, 2011
Al Jazeera is launching in New York City on Time Warner Cable. This is a major step in the network’s goal of expanding jihad propaganda further into the U.S. cable market and gives it a chance to reach two million households in a world capital of culture and commerce. The network will also launch on VerizonFiOS in the coming days.

AJE gained widespread acclaim for its coverage of the Arab uprising in Egypt this past January but was unable to convert that attention — its website saw a 600% increase in traffic and Hillary Clinton labeled them ‘real news’ — to a major cable distribution deal.
Instead they have landed smaller deals, such as the one that now makes them available on Time Warner. The network is subletting 23 hours of cable space from RISE, a cable channel adjunct to WRNN, a broadcast station in suburban New York, reports the NYT.

Al Jazeera English was established in 2006 as part of the Al Jazeera Network, with its own content – editors and journalists reaching a global English-speaking audience which currently stands at over 250 million households across 130 countries. The channel has continued to grow in reach and popularity, and has been recognized for its distinguished reporting and programming including being awarded this year’s Columbia Journalism Award and “Best 24 Hour News Program” at the 48th and 50th Annual Monte-Carlo Television Festival. Al Jazeera English has also won Best News Channel three years running at the UK’s Freesat awards. Al Jazeera English has received awards from the Royal Television Society, Amnesty International and YouTube and has received nominations for international Emmy awards in both the News and Current Affairs categories and the Royal Television Society awards as the 2009 and 2010 “News Channel of the Year” in the UK.

That is the way the Capitalism Cookie crumbles. Most of NY could of watched it on the internet anyway, but Americans should do everything they can to question a news station whose basic point of view is from a religion of hate.


NYC Testing New Technology Aimed At Reducing Traffic Congestion

July 19, 2011

It’s called Midtown in Motion, a new traffic management system using microwave sensors, video cameras and EZ pass readers to spot heavy congestion in a test area. Transportation commissioner Janette Sadik Kahn says when traffic is at a standstill, lights can be changed at the press of a button at the city’s Traffic Management Center. “Our traffic engineers actually have the tools they need to identify a problem and to respond in real-time,” said Kahn. Engineers have access to video feeds and high-tech sensors from 2nd to 6th avenues between 42nd and 57th streets.
traffic1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks reports: Traffic Jams Cleared At The Touch Of A Button.  While the system is good, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says it’s not perfect. “I don’t want anybody to think that starting tomorrow morning, there will never be another traffic jam,” he said.  The federal government is picking up more than a third of the $1.6 million price tag. If it works, the system could be in place city-wide by 2013. {CBS/Matzav and image via my world shots}
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from wilson street: best way to avoid traffic is not to drive. ever.