Skip to comments.Spending a night in the slummer: Mayoral wannabes sleep over in projects with lots of cops watching
Posted on 07/28/2013 9:42:01 AM PDT by lowbridge
Living in public housing is a piece of cake if you stay just one night and have a patrol of NYPD officers to watch your back.
Five mayoral candidates spent Saturday night at the Lincoln Houses in East Harlem under the watchful eyes of at least five times the normal number of uniformed cops, sources said a fact that wasnt lost on irked residents.
It should be like this all the time, not because people are running for an election, griped Diane Beebe, 61, a 15-year tenant who opened her New York City Housing Authority home to mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner for the night. People should be able to sit outside their building and feel comfortable. EYE OPENER Bill de Blasio blasted the public-housing apartments as second-class after spending a night. NY Post: G.N. Miller EYE OPENER Bill de Blasio blasted the public-housing apartments as second-class after spending a night.
According to law-enforcement sources, there were nearly 30 uniformed officers on duty overnight, as well as a deputy inspector.
On a normal night when the candidates are in the comfort of their own posh pads there are usually only five or six cops on patrol, sources and residents said.
Even when we call them, they take their time getting here, Beebe said. I hope theyll be able to keep it like it was last night, at a peaceful level no gunplay, nobody screaming, hollering, shouting, pissing in the elevator, having sex in the stairway.
An NYPD rep declined comment on the claims.
Patricia Herman, 60, who leads Lincolns residents association, said, We want to see it like this on a daily basis, 24-7.
Usually, we dont see them, she said of the cops. They dont come out unless somebody gets killed.
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Reminds me of when my kids had a ‘sleep out for the homeless’ at our public school. Some kid saw a spider, and everyone left their cardboard boxes for the safety of the high school lobby.
A pox on these “candidates” and the cops that service ‘em.
Those protesters are under less duress than our soldiers abroad.
The project people should ask the candidates WHY African-American unemployment is so high under Obama and Democrat mayors?
I bet Weiner had his cellphone with him
she opened her home, Weiner opened his...
I take it he thinks public housing should be "first-class" ?
TAKE A HINT, BOZO!
I don't live in a first-class house, but I paid plenty of taxes. Why should those who live off MY dime be better off than me?
Carlos Danger requires a village of cops.
These candidates are a joke and an insult to the people who actually live in the projects who don’t have constant police protection. Cowards.
Oh right, they want the cops there all the time to do just what, since they don’t want anyone arrested, don’t want anyone shot even when they’re in the act of committing a violent crime, and it would be “profiling” if the cops ask what they’re up to. They call for cops then drive the cops out.
Like they’re playing craps with dice with no dots, they win, the cops and law-abiding and law-supporting society loses.
“He took it out.”
I suspect there is a disconnect between the people at this particular apartment and the people who get caught up in that race-baiting garbage.
I suspected that might be the case, but took the opportunity to make the point anyway :) It of course applies only to those who do think and act this way.
In Chicago, I read comments from people, the productive taxpayers, who are angry that all the cops are being pulled from their areas to patrol the southside. The gangs and mobbers are taking the opportunity to come to the good areas and pull their mess, because the cops aren’t there.
Of course, they all vote Democrat, so...
The cops themselves talk about this at Second City Cop.
And then the residents complain when there’s “too many cops” or when the cops are stopping and frisking the perpetrators of 97% of the violence in the city.
Actually, come to think of it, it’s not the residents: it’s the politicians, who seem to think this will win the favor of the residents.
let em spend a week there with no cops. then i’d be impressed a little.
If the cops hadn’t been there, they would have found some small scraps of these people in the morning.