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FW: URGENT -- Tuesday's Shootings at First Street NW

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  • Greene, Jennifer (MPD)
    The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, 2005, at 6:30 pm. The location is MM Washington School, 1st and O Street, NW. ... From: Scott, Melvin
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 14, 2005
      RE: URGENT -- Tuesday's Shootings at First Street NW
      The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, 2005, at 6:30 pm.  The location is MM Washington School, 1st and O Street, NW.
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Scott, Melvin (MPD)
      Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 3:00 PM
      To: Sheldon Maye; Greene, Jennifer (MPD)
      Cc: dispatch@...
      Subject: RE: URGENT -- Tuesday's Shootings at First Street NW

      Members of Metropolitan Police Department and the officers assigned to PSA 501 will continue to be vigilant in addressing the safety needs of your community.  Enlisting community support in dealing with violence is vital.  Most of the gun violence is concentrated among small groups of people.  With the hard work of residents, CSOSA, CORE Team, Council Office, ANC representatives and the additional resources provided from outside the PSA, this community has a -46% decrease in crime compared to last year.  The recent gunfire is very alarming and we as a team should not allow our previous efforts to be washed away by a few individuals intent on creating havoc and fear.  PSA officers and additional resources have been deployed to curb future crime.  As we work in one area, displacement has possibly occurred leading to conflicts in new areas.  But we have to continue if we want to rid the community of this activity.  
      The assistance by neighbors to provide MPD with graffiti information, addresses, tag numbers, 911 and 311 calls, community walks and gatherings, Problem Solving Partnerships, just to name a few have led to more than 1,000 arrests in PSA 501 this year.  Still we have to look at further strategies  to combat the recent gun violence.  
      Commissioner Jones is organizing a community meeting next week, please come ready to roll up your sleeves to develop some real strategies to further reduce crime in this community.  I will be forwarding the last few court reports for review prior to the meeting, hopefully it will be helpful in the discussions.  In addition, we need someone that will assist in identifying the owners of certain problem properties, residents know the addresses.  Please be prepared to provide more addresses, so that the working group has a good starting point.      

      From: Sheldon Maye [mailto:sheldon.maye@...]
      Sent: Tue 10/11/2005 7:59 PM
      To: Greene, Jennifer (MPD); Scott, Melvin (MPD); Craig, Donald (MPD); dsmith@...; elloyd@...; kpatterson@...; vorange@...
      Cc: 'Cleopatra Jones'
      Subject: RE: URGENT -- Tuesday's Shootings at First Street NW

      I live on this very block and have made similar complaints and am in support of this email, as well as my roommate.  Please include us any meetings to occur so we can voice our opinion as well and move to action.  Thank you

      Sheldon Maye
      Ward 5 Resident
      (202) 299-0767

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Paul Meyers [mailto:pdmlar@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 5:58 PM
      To: 'Sheldon Maye'
      Subject: FW: URGENT -- Tuesday's Shootings at First Street NW
      Importance: High

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Thiem, Mike [mailto:Mike.Thiem@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 4:18 PM
      To: 'jennifer.greene@...'; 'melvin.scott@...'; 'Donald.Craig@...'
      Cc: 'Brown, Kwame (COUNCIL)'; 'dsmith@...'; 'elloyd@...';
      'kpatterson@...'; 'Cleopatra Jones'; 'vorange@...'
      Subject: URGENT -- Tuesday's Shootings at First Street NW
      Importance: High

      Commander Greene:

      I am writing to request an urgent meeting with you, Captain Scott, and Lt.
      Craig concerning PSA 501.  As you are probably aware, at approximately 2:45
      p.m. today there were about 20 shots fired in the 1400 block of First Street

      Although I was not home at the time, I was called by a neighbor who was near
      hysterical.  This happened in broad daylight and at the same time as
      students from Dunbar High School (located one block away) were walking home.
      This is unacceptable and must be confronted immediately.

      In addition, last night at approximately 10 p.m., there was automatic weapon
      fire at First and O Streets NW.  We have an on-going gang war going on in
      this corridor and we desperately need your help.  At this point, residents
      are fearing for their lives and we cannot hope to defend ourselves against
      the overwhelming force of the gangs.

      Although police units responded quickly to both incidents, we all know that
      this will never solve the problem.  The criminals simply leave before the
      police arrive.  Therefore, I am requesting:

      1) An immediate police presence at the intersection of First and O Streets
      2) An immediate police presence in the alley behind the 1400 block of First
      3) Roving patrols along N, O, P, and First Streets NW

      This must happen immediately to prevent bloodshed.  I would also like to
      meet with you, and other concerned residents, tomorrow evening (Wednesday).
      Please advise if this is possible.

      Councilman Orange:  I called your office today at approximately 3:30 p.m.
      and could not reach anyone.  We need your leadership on this if we are to
      win this war. 

      Thank you,
      Mike Thiem
      Ward 5 Resident

      703/258-2217 cell
      703/607-6714 work

      Michael Thiem
      Public Affairs Officer

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