Re: Watch Group Behavior at Franciscan Monastery
My friend has also contacted the Monastery about this behavior. They
say that the couple probably is NOT affiliated with a neighborhood
watch group but may be residents who don't know how to properly
surveil a neighborhood. They are concerned because others may have
been treated this way, too. My friend did have flowers in her hands
and spoke to the couple since they kept staring at her. The couple had
a dog they were walking and were seniors. There was nothing going on
between the couple except they were walking the dog. That is all.
There was no reason for this "stare-down" behavior. Who is the ANC
commissioner in this area who can perhaps identify the couple and
speak to them about this?
Again, the Monastery is an important area for visitors from nearby as
well as far away. My friend is a frequent visitor to the Monastery and
has seen that area go from one where if you ran out of gas someone
would take you to the nearest gas station to one where you are being
suspected of some activity just because you walk on the street. The
police need to alert the residents to this behavior and inform them
how to properly react.
--- In MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com, "christaltips" <christaltips@y...> wrote:
> Did the couple identify themselves as being from either the
> neighborhood watch or the orange hats? It doesn't seem likely that
> they were from the orange hats, as there is typically a police officer
> attending these walks, and they are rarely stationary "lurks" as you
> describe here.
> I cannot speak for all orange-hatters, but I have never been told to
> stare-down or otherwise harrass anyone. On the contrary, my walking
> group has gone out of its way to be courteous and greet anyone met
> along the way. I wonder if your friend was not interrupting a
> personal moment (argument, rendevous, etc.) for the couple she
> encountered? That would certainly explain their behavior.
> I hope this helps.
> 13th Street.
> --- In MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com, "isearched" <isearched@y...> wrote:
> > A female friend told me of a couple (male and female) with a
> > white dog kept staring at her as she left the Monastery yesterday and
> > even waited for her to get into her car. She spoke to them, but they
> > continued to watch her even as she drove her car away. This kind of
> > surveillance is uncalled for and will only deter visitors from coming
> > to the Monaster. Is this kind of surveillance being taught by the
> > Neighborhood Watch and Orange Hat Groups?
> > --Tim Greene