Anti-Crime meeting recap

1/15/2009 Update:

What happened at the anti-crime meeting?

Frances Jennings sent an update as to what took place at the anti-crime meeting down at Hoboken Police Headquarters last night. Our own brass was there, along with NJ Transit and councilwoman Zimmer:

“The meeting was productive. They listened to our concerns and stated that they will be increasing patrols in the area. We also discussed possible lighting improvements at and near the second street light rail station. I believe the chief stated that we currently have one camera installed in the area, but that they will be repositioning additional cameras in the future. The chief and Lt. Farrente stated that they would be looking to re-institute a community police network in Hoboken and would be looking to meet with us going forward to continue a dialog as to how we can improve security in our neighborhood.”

Read how this started after the jump…

1/10/2009:

With the economy in a tailspin, it’s only natural to assume crime will increase as a result.

Incidents in Hoboken are on the rise, such as the armed robbery last week – and another big scene last night, which drew 8 cop cars to the scene.

Fourth Ward resident Frances Jennings is alarmed at the rise in crime, and has done something about it.

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Meeting arranged with Hoboken Police

“Dear Neighbors –

Due to recent incidents that occurred near our building I contacted Hoboken’s Chief of Police to discuss how they can help improve safety around are building. I met with the Chief of Police at the City Council Meeting last Wednesday and spoke with Lt. Ferrante (Commander of Community Policing) on the phone yesterday. We agreed to arrange a meeting so that the police can listen to our concerns and discuss how they may be able to help improve security in the area.

Today I met with Sergeant Marnell, Police officer Oquendo and officer Barbo to discuss meeting location and the topics we may want to cover.

We have set the date for next Wednesday, January 14th at 7pm at the Hoboken Police HQ (106 Hudson Street). Chief Lisa, Lt. Ferante, Sargent Marnell and our councilwoman Dawn Zimmer will be present at the meeting.

The objective of the meeting will be to voice our concerns and give the police an opportunity to suggest how security and police presence in our neighborhood can be increased.

I hope to see you there.

Frances Jennings”

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21 Comments on "Anti-Crime meeting recap"

Beejay
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Beejay

[quote comment=”127939″]

Agreed.

I love how all these citizens and cops think that CCTV cameras prevent crime:

San Francisco Surveillance Cameras Don’t Reduce Violent Crime, Study Finds

For Immediate Release: January 9, 2009

San Francisco — A report released today evaluating San Francisco’s surveillance cameras concludes that the cameras have failed in their mission to reduce violent crime in the city. Independent researchers at the University of California Berkeley conducted an outside evaluation of the City’s ill-advised video surveillance program and issued today’s report.

In line with similar studies from around the world, the report finds that San Francisco’s video surveillance cameras do not make people safer. The cameras fail to prevent or reduce violent crime, including homicide. The cameras also have no effect on drug offenses or prostitution.

In line with similar studies from around the world, the report finds that San Francisco’s video surveillance cameras do not make people safer. The cameras fail to prevent or reduce violent crime, including homicide. The cameras also have no effect on drug offenses or prostitution.[/quote]

I don’t think cameras necessarily prevent crimes, but they definitely help solve crimes, or at least they did for the crimes solved in that area of Hoboken. And every one of the criminals arrested were from outside Hoboken. Cameras are a tool but without proper follow-up and enforcement they are useless.

HomeTeam
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HomeTeam
[quote comment=”127121″]we need a full sweep of all registered families living in subsidized and housing project properties in this city. you verify the residents and occupants in every unit. we need to round up all the illegals and lock them up and send them home. we need to arrest all of the non-illegals who have warrants outstanding, and we need to lock up all those found with drugs. there, just rounding up and arresting those groups should pretty much empty the projects. could be done by the end of the month. next question?[/quote] Agreed. I love how all these citizens and cops think that CCTV cameras prevent crime: San Francisco Surveillance Cameras Don’t Reduce Violent Crime, Study Finds For Immediate Release: January 9, 2009 San Francisco — A report released today evaluating San Francisco’s surveillance cameras concludes that the cameras have failed in their mission to reduce violent crime in the city. Independent researchers at the University of California Berkeley conducted an outside evaluation of the City’s ill-advised video surveillance program and issued today’s report. In line with similar studies from around the world, the report finds that San Francisco’s video surveillance cameras do not make people safer. The cameras fail to prevent or reduce violent crime, including homicide. The cameras also have no effect on drug offenses or prostitution. In line with similar studies from around the world, the report finds that San Francisco’s video surveillance cameras do not make people safer. The cameras fail to prevent or reduce… Read more »
UrbanRose
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UrbanRose

[quote comment=”126997″]another thing…this whole issue urbanrose raises about priorities just highlights evermore how asinine the losers on here who raise concerns about double parking are. they can’t see the forest for the trees. they have no sense of practicality, making distinctions amongst people needing to double park to run into a store for two minutes vs. people clearly being abusive, or any other elements of logic. complete waste of time all the nonsense, with pictures of people double parking or city vehicles with one front wheel adjacent to the yellow curb paint. all under the banner of “nobody is above the law.” hey yeah, no kidding, but inject a little practicality into your theory please.[/quote]

Thank you for seeing my point.

strand tramp
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strand tramp

we need a full sweep of all registered families living in subsidized and housing project properties in this city. you verify the residents and occupants in every unit. we need to round up all the illegals and lock them up and send them home. we need to arrest all of the non-illegals who have warrants outstanding, and we need to lock up all those found with drugs. there, just rounding up and arresting those groups should pretty much empty the projects. could be done by the end of the month. next question?

MF
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another thing…this whole issue urbanrose raises about priorities just highlights evermore how asinine the losers on here who raise concerns about double parking are. they can’t see the forest for the trees. they have no sense of practicality, making distinctions amongst people needing to double park to run into a store for two minutes vs. people clearly being abusive, or any other elements of logic. complete waste of time all the nonsense, with pictures of people double parking or city vehicles with one front wheel adjacent to the yellow curb paint. all under the banner of “nobody is above the law.” hey yeah, no kidding, but inject a little practicality into your theory please.

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