Columbus Park Trees Murdered! {to stop crime?}

Do you think trees should be removed to stifle crime in Hoboken?

Forgot to mention this a couple weeks ago when we published that trees were massacred over at Columbus Park – that word on the street was that the butchering wasn’t exactly what you thought it might be.

Apparently, Hudson County had these trees “scalped” because of the uptick in nefarious illicit activity that takes place in the wee hours. Most often “drugs.”

So by eliminating the “cover” that so-called degenerate capitalists have there in the park, makes it easier for police to spot and act on such transactions or hoodlum gatherings.

But the question is – when we start decimating otherwise beautiful parks to make them “safer,” where do you draw the line? What next? Transparent housing? Clothes? Barren lots with zero “hiding spots?”

I guess once the “surveillance state” gains strong momentum – there is no stopping them, as the thirst for complete control and remote monitoring is next to impossible to quench.

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Trees murdered at Columbus Park in Hoboken

4/17/2014 Update:

Wow – take a look at this murder / massacre that took place in Columbus Park.

Why in God’s name would they trash so many trees?

Either they were terminally ill – or someone’s padding some kind of landscaping contract. We’ll never know now! Evidence gone!

Columbus Park Trees Murdered in Hoboken NJ

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6 Comments on "Columbus Park Trees Murdered! {to stop crime?}"

1 year 9 months ago

They could just have installed working CCTV cameras and not had to ruin the trees.

1 year 9 months ago

God forbid some kids trade a little pot. They should just build a condo there.

1 year 9 months ago

No reason to be removing potential cover as drugs are already being sold/ traded in the open air of neighbors including Hudson Street and east of Willow uptown. The players apparently rely on the fact that everyone on the streets is in their own little world.

1 year 9 months ago

Drug dealing goes on in nearly every corner of every neighborhood in our great country at one point or another.

To simpoy chop down an entire block of decades old trees without public input/notice in a city park in the name of “curbing drugs” is criminal in my opinion.

These government officials hide behind the threat of police retaliation and hope those who oppose them cower in the shadows. Hopefully this city wakes up to how corrupt our elected leaders have turned out to be.

1 year 9 months ago

I agree. It’s completely wrong, and seems criminal, to do this in the name of curbing drug dealing. One person-or even a group of misguided individuals-should not be able to do this to a thing of beauty thriving in a park. Why not just knock down the structures in the park instead? At least they are not alive and can be easily rebuilt when someone running the city realizes the problem is the people and not the environment around them. [quote comment=”223094″]Drug dealing goes on in nearly every corner of every neighborhood in our great country at one point or… Read more »

1 year 9 months ago

As long as we keep the NJ kidney thieves and medical tourist at bay we won’t be so bad off. Bit leave the trees and the bushes alone and get the people playing ball off the the parks grass!