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    All But One Officer Stood By

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    Disgusted
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    Disgusted

    what if someones life was in danger???????????????????

    Yossy H
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    Yossy H

    Sadly after a long day of guarding a parade that most of them care very little for even the high ranking cops have no patience for anything. Some of them may even think that we asked /support the parade to be held here! Last point a bully type cop can put you in handcuffs if he doesn’t like your attitude so always be ready to back down or to deal with our lovely legal system for up to 48 hours…

    Traffic blocked on Kingston until after 10:00
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    Traffic blocked on Kingston until after 10:00

    Kingston and Empire was blocked for hours after the parade. Even if you showed your address, you could not get through. Empire Boulevard was a parking lot. I don’t blame the police standing there. They were following orders from the 71st Precinct. Why were we not allowed on Kingston when we were told local streets would be open at 6? Local.community residents should have been given the courtesy to be allowed to go home. Who is in charge?

    Officer
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    Officer

    Very astute observation and interesting article. Thank you.

    Welcome to NYC
    Guest
    Welcome to NYC

    Yep move to Florida the city is going from bad to worse

    Question
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    Question

    Was this a Hatzolah ambulance??

    Know the Facts Before You Criticize
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    Know the Facts Before You Criticize

    People always think that if the police don’t obey civilian commands, then the police must be doing something wrong. It’s more likely that the police know more facts than you do and are acting the way they should. There’s no point to call a police officer out here by name and assume that he did something improper just because he didn’t do what you said to do. Who are you? You also learned the wrong lesson. When it’s time to let the ambulance go through, it will definitely go through. Put more trust in the police and stop thinking that… Read more »

    Your action made the difference
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    Your action made the difference

    Thank you for caring

    The Pres should be so much influenced as well
    Guest
    The Pres should be so much influenced as well

    Any Pres should be able to make sure that the right thing gets done, and listens to the need of the people, rather than the need to have an inflated ego.

    Thank you for your action
    Guest
    Thank you for your action

    But the second officer sounds like his supervisor…

    huh?
    Guest
    huh?

    You’re impressed that after the ambulance was blaring for 2 minutes, finally one officer came to his senses and smiled at you? What was he doing for those 2 minutes? And why was he walking, he should be running! That two minutes is enough time for a person to die.

    well done!
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    well done!

    Not only did you stand up for something very important, you identified the officer. Hopefully, this kind of incident will result in changes if G-d forbid, this nasty parade occurs next year.

    What is most important is the validation that the police who are in the 71 (including draftees for the day) have this attitude that JEWISH lives/property/safety don’t matter. This Palluzzo would not be like this in Bay Ridge or Staten Island. Does the Police Commissioner ever react to these injustices? Or are they all waiting for us to move out? Only one way THAT is happening.

    To #7
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    To #7

    You must be a cop or a wanna be ,
    There is nothing to know seeing a ambulance with a siren,
    Must of the cops are
    עבד כי ימלוך
    They get the badge and the gun and they feel superior,
    If this would be in a black neighborhood they would run,
    Wake up and smell the coffe burning,

    To #7
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    To #7

    What “facts” can there possibly be, that overrule letting an ambulance get to a hospital in time to possibly save someone’s life?
    It would have taken only a few minutes to open the barriers, allow the ambulance to go through, and they could have been closed again once the ambulance had passed by.

    I do agree that Al Pi the Laws of Loshon Hara, perhaps the officer’s name need not have been posted here, but the rest of your criticism regarding “knowing the facts”, does not hold water.

    another ambulance
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    another ambulance

    I came home from work and utica was blocked so i had to go to troy. when i finally got to empire i saw troy was blocked. i saw the officers move the barricade for an ambulance (non jewish) that didn’t have the siren off. when i got there they let me go around the barricade to get home, without a problem.

    Worst parade ever
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    Worst parade ever

    Maybe they upgraded safety and for this the police should be saluted! But, traffic was totally mismanaged. Hasn’t been this bad in years. Blocking ambulances is just gross negligence. And you were always aloud to show residency and get thru the barriers until now. Preventing people from going to their homes is just bad bad management !!!!!!!!!!!!!! No Excuses!!!!!!!

    @#7
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    @#7

    In a real good force an officer would be in powered to do righteousness with the steadfast knowledge that his superiors and peers would have his back

    To 2
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    To 2

    My thoughts exactly!! Many of these cops went without sleep Sunday night and we’re burned out bt the end of the parade..

    "Know the Facts"
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    "Know the Facts"

    Perhaps Officer Pullzzaro can enlighten COL readers on the “facts” of why he refused to allow an ambulance with blaring sirens through while another cop did with no problem.

    Lesson for us
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    Lesson for us

    We need to take a lesson in avodas hashem from everything we see. On one hand we must be like pullzzaro that we must have kabolas ol that even a mitzvah like a chok which doesn’t make sense (the fact he didn’t move the barricades bc of protocol which doesn’t make sense bc it was a life and death situation) still we must do it non the less. On the other hand we need to be like kohanim who pursue peace and do ahavas Yisrael even if it goes against our protocol (like the 2nd officer) we must take charge… Read more »

    don't feel this is appropriate
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    don't feel this is appropriate

    I think as Jews, who stand for promoting “shoftim v’shotrim” – we should be somewhat grateful the country we live in and their “shotrim.” it is very easy to be a critic, and it is easy for things to be out of context. maybe the so-called bad officer was both following orders in general, and specifically; maybe he had a message sent to him the author did not know about, and was waiting for the other officer to take lead. maybe there is/was a method to the madness. etc.

    speechless
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    speechless

    the author of this article needs to either alert the media or go to the precinct and follow a report. if not, then someone needs to bring this article to the captain’s attention.
    to me, it sounds like a blatant act of anti semitism.
    i am happy to hear that people were yelling their demands to move the barricades. as jews, we can not afford to be the meek, passive people that we are perceived to be. if a GROUP of officers are not moving, then something is definitely wrong

    It's always been this way
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    It's always been this way

    Our community seems to be very naive about the police in Crown Heights and their culture of prejudice and irresponsibility toward those who really deserve their helpful attention. This is not the case everywhere in NY, some of the other neighborhoods do have responsible and diligent officers who live up to their calling. It just seems to be a disorder mostly unique to Crown Heights

    They should be charged with attempted murder
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    They should be charged with attempted murder

    And for all the very naive readers who are actually defending them at cost to the patient in the ambulance- do you think for one minute that any of those ten would have stood by if it was a matter of their OWN lives? They knew exactly what they were doing and made themselves no better than the criminals who perpetrate damage in a more open and honest way.

    yada blaya
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    yada blaya

    It is not antisemitism please stop with the knee jerk reactions…while it is understandable the officers were obviously burnt out, there must have been some lack of judgement here…for the record I have seen this in other neighborhoods, and places and often in the City were ambulances get stuck and no one really cares.
    I guess we get more passionate because the author mentions it was an hatzolo ambulance . Hopefully it was one of the better drivers and not a reckless one just behaving not becoming, of which I actually have seen more than once.

    it is prejuidice !!!!
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    it is prejuidice !!!!

    if it was a black ambulance they would”ve run!!!! Jews dont carry guns ! They treat the Jews terribly! they are not scared of Jews and they show how powerful they are. with others they run ,they dont want to be killed so they look the other way ALWAYS!! thats why the blacks rule everything in CH. they steal, kill, rape and nothing is done!! its disgusting!

    wow that is a crazy story
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    wow that is a crazy story

    I hope this officer pulzzaro or whatever his name is gets a real good punishment for what he did. I mean, because he made the ambulance wait so long he might have let someone die chas v’shalom! it might have been too late by the time the ambulanve got there chas v’shalom!

    Here are some facts
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    Here are some facts

    As CJ Rosen wrote, the ambulance was behind 3 cars before the gridlock of Kingston Avenue and Union Street. However THE STRETCH ON KINGSTON FROM UNION ST. TO EASTERN PARKWAY WAS %100 CLEAR of any obstruction, cars or anything else. The request that we were making yes I was myself there was that they let the cars 3 of them in total drive through the barricade blocking the entrance to Kingston from Union pull over to the side on Kingston and allow the ambulance to pass this would not interfere with anything that the sanitation department was doing. My regret… Read more »

    they should have been enforcing the flow of traffic instead of standing behind the barricade
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    they should have been enforcing the flow of traffic instead of standing behind the barricade

    I was in a car when this happened and there were 2 officers that I saw that were directing cars to move on the sidewalk on union so there would be more space for cars on Kingston to move out of the way, and I have it on dashcam. The bigger problem was that there was a car double parked on Kingston for more then 10 min that was causing even a bigger back up, and not one officer made him move after I honked my horn for 3 min straight a Sargent came over to me and threatened to… Read more »

    Good for You
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    Good for You

    You should be very proud of yourself and so should your kids!! If you are a Lubavitcher you have leadership qualities, one thing we got from the Rebbe!

    more appropriate...
    Guest
    more appropriate...

    … would have been to publish the name of the officer who helped instead of the one who didn’t.

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