Quality of life priorities mixed up in Hoboken?
Don’t forget to be quiet this weekend!
Here’s a friendly reminder – Hoboken City Hall wants YOU to drink and spend time with your friends at the bars very quietly!
(One thing they forgot was now all the residents in the area need blackout shades from the constant police overhead lights blinding the neighborhood. Oh well!)
Crime going up in Hoboken; City cares more about “noise”
It’s clear that violent crime & robberies are going up in Hoboken.
Take last weekend for instance. During just one night, we had two sexual assaults, DWI arrests, domestic violence, attempted carjackings by cracked-out lunatics, armed robberies, burglaries and more.
Meanwhile, Mayor Dawn Zimmer seems to be ignoring these disturbing trends (including the increase of disgusting graffiti), and listening only to a small group of “concerned citizens” (read: Kool-Aid cronies), and their big achievement is a lighted message sign that proclaims First Street a “Quiet Zone” and to “Please be courteous to your neighbors.”
The sign you see below (near the Village Pourhouse) – plus new DEDICATED foot patrols by cops (i.e., reduced coverage where the real crimes are taking place) – just to make sure that out-of-towners who get drunk in Hoboken realize that “Oh boy, we’re in a quiet zone! Shhh!”
We’d be lucky if they can even read the dang sign.
Hoboken’s solution? Hire cheap rural labor with no urban experience
Last week, Zimmer-appointed $100k+ salaried “Public Safety Director” Jon Tooke placed a classified ad in a Lehigh Valley newspaper seeking Class II special police officers to come work in Hoboken for UP TO (emphasized) $18 an hour. (Note that Zimmer’s own police audit indicated a Public Safety Director was not needed).
The ad said “Candidates will be exposed to many aspect of law enforcement duties.”
It’s most likely that hiring Hoboken “rent-a-cops” could turn out to be a disaster of epic proportions.
Instead of hiring the much needed LOCAL police officers who live and WANT to serve Hoboken, our city geniuses are going to cheap everything out and hire guys from Eastern Pennsylvania – who have never worked in an urban area?
Does that make sense?