Zero Tolerance policy make a difference?

What does “Zero Tolerance” mean exactly in Hoboken?

Hoboken411 reader Brian Wagner is on a mega-roll this week! Today – a great idea for an opinion poll!

Does the Hoboken Zero Tolerance Policy Matter?

“Did Hoboken’s Zero Tolerance Policy really make a difference during this year’s St. Patrick’s Parade?

The stats say yes but the fact that many residents either hide at home or leave town indicates we have a problem that our elected officials need to fix.

I don’t think moving the parade to a Wednesday will help us. Hoboken will be descended upon again this time in 2012 as St. Pat’s is on a Saturday. God help the residents & tax payers.”

Does Hoboken's Zero Tolerance Policy make a difference?

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Is the main problem just large crowds of drunks who assemble in one place?

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4 Comments on "Zero Tolerance policy make a difference?"

Kaiser Sosay
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Kaiser Sosay

what beens great for hoboken is now an issue for hoboken…the influx of 50,000 plus people has brought alot of great people to the city,in the same time more and more younger people are living here than the more conservative people who used to live here.out of towners tear this place apart but most of them have family and friends here which is why house parties are totally out of control which filter throughout the streets.bars dont care,100 grand in profit is enough to argue to keep it,meanwhile alot of these bar owners dont call hoboken home.to all the residents who have had urine,puke and other fluids on there property or i feel for you

HomeTeam
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HomeTeam

Besides the questionable legality of having the fines for a particular crime be higher on one day a year aside, the JJ reported the other day that all charges related to St Pattys were reduced to “disorderly persons.” I doubt the fines will cover much now.

xtreme
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The ones that were reduced were mostly related to an assault of some kind; they were downgraded by the County Court to a disorderly conduct and referred to municipal court. Hoboken may still may out with the fines because these offenses were originally supposed to come with jail time. 16 offenses were downgraded.

From JJ: “All of the cases were remanded to Hoboken Municipal Court, where they are scheduled to be heard on March 23.”[quote comment=”204582”]Besides the questionable legality of having the fines for a particular crime be higher on one day a year aside, the JJ reported the other day that all charges related to St Pattys were reduced to “disorderly persons.” I doubt the fines will cover much now.[/quote]

homeworld
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It’s part of the perception of what is and what isn’t acceptable in Hoboken. This is the the 4th or so “Zero Tolerance” St. Patrick’s Day in Hoboken, but before that these activites were tolerated if not encouraged. Plus when we have things in the news like the Hoboken Police partying it up at Hooters, people think we’re just one big party town.

It’s going to take a good PR campaign to change things. Unfortunately, it seems that crazier it gets, the more “of the element” that it’s attracting.

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