Hypocrisy at Police Chief Meet & Greet

8/19/2009:

Can this be any more wrong?

Tonight at Wallace School – new Hoboken Public Safety Director Angel Alicea and other “important” city employees held a “Meet and Greet” for 5th-ward’ers. Part of this meeting was to talk about:

  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Parking Problems
  • Traffic Safety

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Well – what does one Hoboken411 reader spot?

A Hoboken City SUV:

  • Parked in the yellow
  • Parked in the intersection
  • Parked in the crosswalk

The Hoboken definition of “Do as I say, not as I do!”

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36 Comments on "Hypocrisy at Police Chief Meet & Greet"

realstuff
Member
realstuff

We have to constantly keep up with current day problems in public safety. We have to be firm, fair and consistent with out enforcement of traffic and parking violations. With respect to fire hydrants and crosswalk parking, they present the greatest potential for accidents and situations that could affect life safety and and have to be enforced at all times.

Margaret
Member

Dear Litteredboken
You are giving ME a lecture on Public Safety? You haven’t been here monitoring it for the past 42 years. I have. I was also the Community Rep for the meetings with the new Chief, and Lt. Ferrante and our police, and took notes, and helped them every way with the paperwork for the “meet and greets”.
Don’t lecture me unless you know what you are talking about. I live here, and work here and public safety has been my agenda for the past four decades. Don’t tell me to look back at the old Hoboken. I was here for the sixties on up and recorded everything. Plagiarists from the so called Museum took some and the past 8 Mayors had the rest of my input. Don’t condescend ..You haven’t earned the right. You stink…

Margaret
Member

Look? Look? Look? If you all would get out of the way and let the cops do their jobs we wouldn’t be having this problem.
The person who said he “never saw a policeman” was totally wrong!

Talking on cell phones should be also prohibited when people are
walking in the streets. The only problem I have with that is enforcement! How would that get done when the streets are so busy, especially at certain times of the day and night?

Got on the Washington Street bus to go downtown. There were five people on the bus loudly doing their business on their cells. It was most annoying! At every Mass in church the Priest
announces to shut off the cells, and there are always two that go off during worship times. It is becoming part of our culture, and will worsen before people get the message to alleviate it somewhat.

8thStGuy
Member
8thStGuy

The problem isn’t we are stopping them from doing their job, in fact it’s quite the opposite: We are trying to coax them into DOING their jobs, minus the “Do as I say, not as I do” attitude.

In response to Margaret who said:
Look? Look? Look? If you all would get out of the way and let the cops do their jobs we wouldn’t be having this problem.
The person who said he “never saw a policeman” was totally wrong!

Talking on cell phones should be also prohibited when people are
walking in the streets. The only problem I have with that is enforcement! How would that get done when the streets are so busy, especially at certain times of the day and night?

Got on the Washington Street bus to go downtown. There were five people on the bus loudly doing their business on their cells. It was most annoying! At every Mass in church the Priest
announces to shut off the cells, and there are always two that go off during worship times. It is becoming part of our culture, and will worsen before people get the message to alleviate it somewhat.

Litteredboken
Member
Litteredboken
Life is made up of reality clashes. I don’t think status quo is going to win here, Margaret. I teach so see the lines of “decorum” blurring all the time. What was sacred in society will no longer be in a few years- and you’re seeing the breakdown yourself. But this is life, right? Everything eventually changes. Think back to the many many changes you have seen over the years. You won’t stop it. You can’t stop a person from exercising their freedom by taking a call on a public bus or street; and look at the bright side- you’re only hearing half of the conversation. If they were having a REAL conversation in front of you, it maybe MORE obnoxious! Anyway, what is true is that the reality in Hoboken seems to really differ than the lives many of us lived before coming here. OFf-topic maybe, but most comments in this thread seem to be. To bring it round, let’s say that at the very least, it is good thing that Falco took the time to HAVE a meet and greet! At least he is trying to have open government and talk to the citizens! Let’s hope that is a good, lasting change for our city. In response to Margaret who said: Look? Look? Look? If you all would get out of the way and let the cops do their jobs we wouldn’t be having this problem. The person who said he “never saw a policeman” was totally wrong!… Read more »
UrbanRose
Member
UrbanRose

I thought after the huge “fourth of July” turn-out the excess officers were being laid-off? Downsizing?

truth1
Member
truth1

I am aware that Act. Mayor Dawn Zimmer is considering a whole new look at the public’s safety. Leaving out ‘bad’politics and thinking about the qualilty of life in Hoboken, give the new Mayor your current cooperation and possible consideration in Nov. By the way, I did not support Dawn in her election bid, but do think now is the time to end the turmoil of recent events by pulling for a new Hoboken with new leadership.

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