Gypsy Alert – will they come to Hoboken next?

Fairview, NJ Police issue Gypsy Alert

Many Hoboken411 readers sent in emails saying they received a warning from Fairview, NJ Police:

“RESIDENT ALERT. Be careful about Gypsy activity. Be aware of strangers ringing your doorbell. Call police immediately upon encountering.”

Not sure who this band of gypsies are – where they came from, or how many there are. Perhaps they’re on their way south.

Even gypsies must be affected by the economy.

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25 Comments on "Gypsy Alert – will they come to Hoboken next?"

mooshu
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mooshu

Yeah, there’s an extremely fine line between desperation for some item at the mall… and savagery nowadays. The incident that involved a security guard being crushed to death a couple of years ago was also an example of savagery. I don’t care who crushes who for material things, it’s cruel and ridiculous. If it had been up to me, I’d have arrested everyone charging into the store at the time, and all would have spent Christmas in jail.

I stay the hell away from malls, crowds in general…

Journey
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Journey

I heard a warning for folks on long island. Someone would ring the bell and distract the home owner while a partner would rob the place.

Describing what the bell ringers are doing is much more helpful than just calling them gypsies. When I first read the alert (and maybe because my nephews were playing ding dong ditch with grandma’s doorbell) I imagined someone playing that.

klaatu
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klaatu

So if a Jamaican guy robbed someone it’s OK to send out a “black people alert?”

This warning would have made a lot more sense if they said what exactly was the alert instead of just an ethnic group.

HansBrix
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HansBrix

You’ve set up an impressive strawman.

If Jamaicans *in general* were so associated with a potentially harmful/antisocial behavior that the behavior became associated with the term “Jamaican”, and that behavior saw a noteworthy uptick (not just one individual) then it would be helpful to send out a “Jamaican alert”.

Do you understand the difference? Is Barbara Wawa, seen in one of the links I posted above, racist?

I’ve found that most people who are offended by the appearance of “racism” point it out as a means of proving their liberal bona fides and signaling status, as discussed here:

http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/05/28/101-being-offended/

It is also valuable to know that white people spend a significant portion of their time preparing for the moment when they will be offended. They read magazines, books, and watch documentaries all in hopes that one day they will encounter a person who will say something offensive. When this happens, they can leap into action with quotes, statistics, and historical examples. Once they have finished lecturing another white person about how it’s wrong to use the term “black” instead of “African-American,” they can sit back and relax in the knowledge that they have made a difference.[quote comment=”213143″]So if a Jamaican guy robbed someone it’s OK to send out a “black people alert?”This warning would have made a lot more sense if they said what exactly was the alert instead of just an ethnic group.[/quote]

emarche
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Brilliant link. Makes me think back to last week, when the new Air Jordans were put on sale…and people were stabbed all in the name of being able to scream “FIRST!”. At the time, I made the comment, “what a bunch of savages”…and was immediately told I’m a racist. No, I’m not. That’s savage behavior, end of story. It’s a shame that we’ve become silly about language. [quote comment=”213160”]You’ve set up an impressive strawman.If Jamaicans *in general* were so associated with a potentially harmful/antisocial behavior that the behavior became associated with the term “Jamaican”, and that behavior saw a noteworthy uptick (not just one individual) then it would be helpful to send out a “Jamaican alert”.Do you understand the difference? Is Barbara Wawa, seen in one of the links I posted above, racist?I’ve found that most people who are offended by the appearance of “racism” point it out as a means of proving their liberal bona fides and signaling status, as discussed here:[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

brix – I read somewhere that gypsys migrated from india many years ago..not romainia.i read iup on it and its a wow mystery…Nomads streatched out all over the asian and europian contenent.. hobo by the way gypsys were here over 40 years ago .not only in hoboken but in hudson and essiex county as well.. Define a gyspy? they don’t bother anyone and dont seem to be volitive..live and let live. 😛 [quote comment=”213160″]You’ve set up an impressive strawman.If Jamaicans *in general* were so associated with a potentially harmful/antisocial behavior that the behavior became associated with the term “Jamaican”, and that behavior saw a noteworthy uptick (not just one individual) then it would be helpful to send out a “Jamaican alert”.Do you understand the difference? Is Barbara Wawa, seen in one of the links I posted above, racist?I’ve found that most people who are offended by the appearance of “racism” point it out as a means of proving their liberal bona fides and signaling status, as discussed here:[/quote]

hobofromme
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hobofromme

sorry, pc conked out…but when I made a comment abt the gypsy situation on the news,
a woman was suddenly in my face with a comment abt accidently touching my hair..
ick and ewwww…so i ended the conversation and warned my friends….the peopl at the bar where so not the usual crowd. took care of the hair comment when I got home.
just be careful…

hobofromme
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hobofromme

have to say, Ive seen the “gypsy show” and with all of the criminal
gypsy stuff on 411, i feel there is good reason
to be concerned abt the gypsies. was at a place
on 5th and west of clinton …and a big group of
people came in, mixed ages and sexes overtook the
place…i made a comment abt

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