Re: [DupontForum] Re: MPD at Safeway Corner, Tuesday 6-9pm
- So you mean people have to look past themselves for a minute and observe what's going on around them and actually care--even if its not affecting them directly??wow. interesting concept, but I fear it is far beyond the 21st century urban American.sad, pessimistic, but true.hell, when I try to get involved and educate or react, I generally get told to mind my own business ... the last time? last week ... by a police officer coasting across a crosswalk while not looking... nice. Good thing I wasn't an old lady with a walker, or else I'd be dead!
lancefromdc <salonial@...> wrote:Curt,
Effective policing requires extensive community involvement. We
can't realistically hope to be protected without it. More police on
the streets only translates to incrementally more protection, as it
is physically impossible for the police to be everywhere. However,
it is possible for us to be everywhere, and from what I gather, this
event is being put on to educate us and get us involved in
successfully policing ourselves ... which is really the only chance
we have of ever reducing crime here.
--- In DupontForum@ yahoogroups. com, "Curt Shackelford"
<curtshackelford@ ...> wrote:
> this is going to generate some hate mail but it has to be said-
> as a veteran of 2 muggings in Dupont Circle....
> the police who are going to be at this party--yes-- it's a party---
should instead be walking the streets of Dupont Circle--- not eating
& drinking and chatting about how to stop crime--
> how many muggings will occur because these police are at this
party?(yes i said "party" again)instead of walking the streets--the
only truly effective crime stopper
> less talking...more walking...
> hey that rhymes--let' s make it the MPD's new slogan??
> Curt Shackelford
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Rob Halligan
> Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 8:47 AM
> Subject: [DupontForum] MPD at Safeway Corner, Tuesday 6-9pm
> Concern about crime this summer seems to be higher than in
years. Come out to meet Dupont's Metropolitan Police and our US
Attorneys tomorrow night (Tuesday, August 1st) at the Safeway corner
(17th and Corcoran St.) for National Night Out
(http://www.national nightout. org).
> They'll have some drinks and finger food. (Many DC neighborhoods
make a big deal out of National Night Out with huge BBQs.) Those who
are concerned about the drug dealing in the 1500 blocks of R and
Corcoran, those who want more info on crime rates, those who want to
get MPD's take on cameras in public spaces, those who don't like MPD
double parking, and those who just want talk to the people
responsible for our safety should come out to hang out for a while.
Just reminding MPD what issues you worry about when on your way to
shop would good.
> Rob Halligan
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