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Solving Crime in Crown Heights

Op-Ed: There has been a lot of talk about relationships between Jews and police in Crown Heights, with local Rabbis trying to put a lid on some of the more irresponsible comments being made. Full Story

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nice
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nice

this article is a lot of words to just say, sit down, be quiet the cops have a tough job. one minor gripe. they have enough cops to solve crimes, because somehow if there is a meter expired or a tag expired they will find it the minute the meter runs out or the day after the tag expires.

if we applied that same strategy to stopping crime …

also – there have been 3 high profile murders in the heart of crown heights and there has been no rise in police presence or lighting those areas.

Open Your Eyes!!!
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Open Your Eyes!!!

You write beautifully, and you humble yourself with great humility regarding your beer summons. However the facts are, that for the last five years police have proportionally given out more tickets and summonses to Jews in Crown Heights, then to any other ethnicity in Crown Heights. This is very startling, for most of us. That the Jews of Crown Heights, are less law abiding citizens then the criminal element who robs rapes and murders and are living among the citizens of Crown Heights?! Mr. Rudi Stettner, open your eyes, and you might realize we are getting closer, to history repeating… Read more »

Ridiculous
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Ridiculous

This is a distorted perception of the very real issues of safety and injustice with which the men, women, and children of our community have been dealing for years while being some of the best citizens you will find for miles.

Bring Back Rudy!
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Bring Back Rudy!
To the author
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To the author

First, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write this article. It is important to bring about this kind of awareness to the community. Unfortunately, I am afraid your article is in vain, because “diplomatic relationships” don’t always work. You can go on and on about how the majority of the NYPD are good people, and how they are traumatized from what they experience on a daily basis etc… — Nevertheless, the FACT remains that the local NYPD are targeting good, law-abiding Jewish Crown Heights residents. I only wish someone would actually do the proper statistical… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

You mentioned three cold cases that come to mind. This one may not have come to mind when you wrote your article, but please let us not forget Ephraim Klein, whose murderer was not yet found.

Omission
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Omission

You left out the unsolved murder of Ephraim Klein.

To #2
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To #2

Where do you get your stats from?! let me give you the “scope”, you have no idea what you’re talking about!!! You happen to live in the jewish section of ch, so therefore you see some jews getting tickets. Just take a walk around the black part of ch and one will see police stopping teenagers who are just walking down the street. One will see police pulling over cars whose music is playing a little loud,etc. Let’s not forget that no other place in the WORLD can one get away with what happens here on simchas torah-underage drinking, walking… Read more »

tiere bubby
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tiere bubby

puhleeze! i came to crown heights in 1953..in those days they taught the children that cops were your friend, here to help you. if you had a problemin the street- why, go over to your local friendly policeman..he’s your friend, he will help you…. well, the years have passed, and now I feel terrorized by the police themselves!! im terrified to be stopped, remain seated in the car, bec. im afraid they can come up with any idiotic pretense to haul innocent, good citizens into the police station!! yes- I, the one who honors laws, am being hounded now, not… Read more »

No body is going to shut me up
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No body is going to shut me up

Not the Rabbonim, not the cops, not Tamir, Cohen, Sperlin or anybody. If there’s injustice we have the right and the freedom to speak up. you can disagree that’s YOUR right. MY right is freedom of speech.

The cops are bullies. all they care about is giving Jews tickets for talking on a sidewalk because they know they can get away with it. The Blacks will riot. Have a nce day.

Elchonon
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Elchonon

Interesting comparison but not quite. Quality of life issues like you mention will not net wanted criminals in the mainly law abiding jewish crown heights.

The issue is not that they oppose quality of life type things, but that nothing is done to reduce crime.

Look to Willy
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Look to Willy

We have freedom of speech in the US. The rabbis and those who control them can only regulate loshon horo and motzi shem ra which are halachic problems. They have not earned the right to serve as our community leaders and they have no idea how to handle the gross incompetence of the police. Blacks get ticketed because they misbehave. We get ticketed because the blue mafia needs to fill quotas and appear politically correct. And Simchas Torah and SBS are once a year – and all together they are nothing compared to the Labor Day Parade. Time to look… Read more »

#10
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#10

Your language and attitude does not represent the crown heights community, most of whom will not bother commenting.

well said
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well said

thanks

war
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war

I wonder if the people claiming that Jews are targeted more than non-Jews have ever even spoken to their non-Jewish neighbors and asked them if their cars are ticketed, if they are handed summonses for the stupidest reasons? They may have a higher percentage of criminals than us, but there is absolutely no evidence that the police handing out parking tickets are checking the bumper stickers to make sure that they are Jewish cars. I bet that you have never walked down utica and seen the same cops ticketing cars there as they do on kingston. when there is a… Read more »

Statistics
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Statistics

How many people of other ethnicity, live in Crown Heights, in proportion to the Jewish population of Crown Heights? The police are ticketing and summonsing 10% of the Jewish population. For the rest of Crown Heights population being ticketed and summonsed it is less then 1%, and most of the people the police are ticketing are repeat offenders. If anyone is driving with blasting music, or if kids are roaming the streets suspiciously police should stop them. Police should be able to do real profiling even for misdemeanor crimes. Back in the days we respected NY Police and we called… Read more »

Sheer NONSENSE
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Sheer NONSENSE

How silly! Because NY cops don’t round up Jews to hurt us, but they act like cowboys and a mafia then we should be thank full and bow before them?? Author, where is your spine? Allow me to share a story: I was driving a fairly attractive car, that had been recently washed. I drove for one block and in the middle realized that I didn’t have my seat belt but could not reach it until the next red light. I stopped the car, put on my seat belt and realized that there were to NY cops walking very very… Read more »

WELCOME CHANGE
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WELCOME CHANGE

Thank you for your article. I strongly feel that if we stuck together in a peaceful manner, instead of always looking for another agenda to fight over, G-d would protect us even better! I also feel that we have an obligation to teach our non Jewish neighbors (be they black or otherwise) to be decent etc. and that can only be done by example. Recently I double parked my car due to alternate side parking rules, and blocked a car that was curb parked. In order not to lock him in I put my notice (which I keep in my… Read more »

POLICE BIAS IN TICKETING
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POLICE BIAS IN TICKETING

On Crown St. between New York & Brooklyn alternate parking is between 12:00-1:30.If you are a minute late in moving your car at 12 or a minute late from moving your car back from a double parked spot on the opposite side you can rest assured that you will get a ticket since they are sitting and waiting to pounce on you and issue a ticket.I invite anyone to go observe Crown between Rogers and Carroll during the alternate time over there ( 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM ) and see for themselves how many cars are not moved AND… Read more »

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