Re: [MPD-5D] Strip Clubs Erode Pubilc Safety and We Should Say No!
- Quit with the generalizations.For each strip club you can produce that "erodes public safety" and I can provide you with one that does not and has full support of the MPD.And that's a fact.
--- On Fri, 3/26/10, khenderson029@... <khenderson029@...> wrote:
From: khenderson029@... <khenderson029@...>
Subject: Re: [MPD-5D] Strip Clubs Erode Pubilc Safety and We Should Say No!
Date: Friday, March 26, 2010, 2:02 PM
Get ready to pick up more condoms, trash and liquor bottles than you do now, if we become burdened with strip clubs. Get ready to make more calls to the police and get ready to challenge more prostitutes on your streets and in your alleys if you say yes to a strip club. You and your neighbors endure the negative spill over effects of an over industrialized area that is also congested with too many liquor stores and the criminals they attract. This toxic combination continues to drain police resources and erodes our public safety. We are still fighting to reclaim our community. Years ago someone fought to let all of the used car lots and liquor stores come here because they were "businesses". It is a fact and not an opinion, liquor stores and a collection of industrial type businesses attract crime and disorder, drain police resources and lower property values. Strip clubs attract crime and disorder, drain police resources and lower property values, underscoring facts, not opinions.
Finally, all agencies are faced with funding reductions. I oppose any cuts to MPD"s budget and I oppose further draining police resources by having strip clubs here. Strip clubs here will make fighting crime harder for all of us.
Kathy HendersonSent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®From: Rob Amos <robamos@...>Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 10:06:41 -0700 (PDT)To: <email@example.com>; <cmurray@...>; <crm_112@...>; <MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>Cc: <cm_112@...>Subject: Re: [MPD-5D] Strip Clubs Erode Pubilc Safety and We Should Say No!I'm sorry but the statement"Finally, what is neighborly about endless police calls for service, used condoms on the sidewalks, streets littered with liquor bottles and trash and prostitutes that come from other states to make money" can be used to describe my block and I do not have any strip clubs anywhere near my house/block.I regularly make DC Service Calls, pick up used condoms, clean up liquor and beer bottles and deal with prostitute turning tricks right in front of my house.The problems of Ward 5 are not there because of Strip Clubs ...Stop with the alarmist FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) arguments.and for the record, I'm not a clientt nor an investor in the Ward 5 strip clubsrob
--- On Fri, 3/26/10, khenderson029@ aol.com <khenderson029@ aol.com> wrote:
From: khenderson029@ aol.com <khenderson029@ aol.com>
Subject: [MPD-5D] Strip Clubs Erode Pubilc Safety and We Should Say No!
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Cc: cm_112@yahoo. com
Date: Friday, March 26, 2010, 11:20 AMI understand that some people enjoy frequenting clubs that feature erotic entertainment and a few want such venues nearby their homes to facilitate convenient travel to and from said venues. The fact remains that these types of businesses erode public safety, drain police resources and diminish property values. Some would argue for waste transfer stations because they are businesses and every municipality needs to move trash. However, if you live near a trash transfer station your quality of life is diminished and your property is not as valuable as similar property that is not located near a waste transfer station. Drug dealers and other criminals feel right at home in these areas where criminal activity flourishes. Similarly, criminal activity flourishes where erotic entertainment clubs are located. All of the erotic entertainment clubs that were displaced due to the baseball stadium generated numerous crimes and calls for police service, draining police resources, underscoring well-documented facts. Neighbors were glad to see them all go; the clubs' patrons were not.The Fifth District is making tremendous gains in restoring our public safety and we should be building on this success and not moving backwards. We do not need strip clubs and the increase in crime and disorder that accompanies these establishments. We do not need our property values diminished by the presence of such so-called businesses. Massage parlors that provide "extra" services of a prurient nature also feel they have a right to exist. The truth of the matter becomes evident when the workers and clients are led from these establishments in handcuffs.Finally, what is neighborly about endless police calls for service, used condoms on the sidewalks, streets littered with liquor bottles and trash and prostitutes that come from other states to make money near the strip clubs? The dedicated men and women of the Fifth District work hard enough to protect our public safety. We should not make their jobs more difficult and our lives more unsafe and chaotic by supporting strip clubs. Strip clubs are a public safety nightmare and a drain on police resources that we cannot and should not endure.Kathy Henderson
- This is a wonderful conversation for the Ward 5 List. MPD should be for MPD matter. Ward 5 is there for all to opine.-Robby______________________________________________
Without forgiveness, there's no future.
- Actually, the Ward 5 group is NOT open for all to opine. Plenty of people have been kicked off for disagreeing with the moderators. In my neighborhood, it is not regarded as a forum for open and honest discussion.Now, if there's a whole other listserv we don't know about, please clue me in so I - and my neighbors - can join!K. Lee-----Original Message-----
From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of RobbyCU
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: [MPD-5D] Strip Clubs Erode Pubilc Safety and We Should Say No!This is a wonderful conversation for the Ward 5 List. MPD should be for MPD matter. Ward 5 is there for all to opine.-Robby