RE: [MPD-5D] 311 problem and Terri on 7th's attitude
- May I repeat myself. Let the police department speak
for itself. John, is recommending censorship.
10th and Hamlin
--- Mary Ann <maryannwilmer@...> wrote:
> Applause, applause, applause. Like you, I am a<http://groups.yahoo.com/gads?t=ms&k=Law+enforcement+academy&w1=Law+enfo
> casual observer of this
> listserve and most often I choose not to read the
> messages because of
> their content... and so, they get deleted unread.
> I'm probably denying
> myself access to relevant information about public
> safety but the tone
> of too many of the messages saddens me. I have
> lived in Ward 5 for
> more the 20 years and the sentiments of my fellow
> Ward Fivers about each
> other is very troubling. In the words of Rodney
> King..."Can't we all
> get along?"
> Thank you for your response.
> Mary Ann Wilmer
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
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> Of John Galt
> Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 9:02 AM
> To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MPD-5D] 311 problem and Terri on 7th's
> I am a casual observer of this listserv, as I am
> poised to purchase a
> house in the Truxton Circle area. I think that it
> is great that MPD has
> provided a forum for the residents of Ward 5 to
> express complaints, ask
> questions and provide tips for MPD. Most of us have
> questions at one
> time or another about "where are the police" or
> "what are they doing
> about this problem". Ward 5 is giving residents of
> the neighborhood
> That being said, answering questions on this
> listserv, and providing a
> diologue takes resources. It takes time out of the
> day, energy and
> staff. The last thing that they (or I) want to sort
> through in email is
> a personal conversation/disagreement. It is
> important to ensure that
> respect and cultural sensitivities are displayed on
> this website, and in
> the city. However, these disagreements dont seem to
> be germane to
> For the sake of all of the readers, and the police
> who are trying to
> protect and support the efforts of residents to
> clean up the
> neighborhood, Please, take your personal
> conversations offline.
> Many Thanks
> vivaldi1787 <kristofor1787@...> wrote:
> Terri on 7th writes: "We also don't know how Ms.
> Harway was dressed.
> This could have contributed to the comments made."
> Terri, it sounds as though you are trying to blame
> the victim. Three
> women recently visited my home in the area (two
> white women and one
> of East Indian descent, if you must know; two of
> whom were potential
> renters) and all three, modestly dressed, attracted
> sexual commentary from men while walking from the
> local Metro
> Women should not be harassed while walking on the
> street, end of
> story. Fourteen year olds should not be talking in
> gutter language
> to strangers, that is at odds with a civil society.
> I do hope that the police will respond in a timely
> fashion to women
> in Ms. Harway's situation.
> --- In MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com,
> <terri_west_of_tracks@y...> wrote:
> > Friends,
> > The racial/sexual/gender implications were well
> brought at the
> > meeting in July at the Slowe School. One woman in
> the 10th Street
> > area told of how police are stopping anyone around
> 10 street
> > of the way they look. Her hair is cut very short
> such that she
> > be confused for a man. She was stopped by the
> police because of
> > Others talked about police mistaking their block
> as a problem area
> > when the concern (a disruptive party) was one or
> two blocks away.
> > We also don't know how Ms. Harway was dressed.
> This could have
> > contributed to the comments made. Prostitution is
> an issue in this
> > area. African american men had been known to utter
> lewd remarks to
> > women of the same race. These boys may have been
> reflecting that
> > of upbringing.
> > Sincerely,
> > Terri on 7th
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