You're Right. Everyone's entitled to their reaction. I ditched that last silly post.
But no, it's not everyday a maniac shoots people at 50 Lenox. Though truthfully, the block's got a couple problem spots. Ask anyone who lives there. As with so many blocks around here, vast majority great people...few rough spots holding the block hostage. Same story over and over.
And lest we think we're alone, it was a particularly bloody weekend:
25 people shot in 48 hours.
I hope that residents of the block will join the community effort to help rid the neighborhood of those chronic hot spots.
Please join us June 12 at 40 Clarkson, 7:30, basement community room. The D.A.'s office will layout the plan that's worked again and again elsewhere. Come share your thoughts.
As for cops "on the take" that I've heard mentioned on a previous thread, it's a heavy accusation. If you have credible info, I hope you're prepared to share it with the D.A. It's not "the only explanation" for why the drug trade persists. Most of the drug dealing around here is pretty low level for a cop to risk his career over. But yeah, it could happen. I recall they got some dirty cops not too long ago not far away. But come learn about why it's hard to keep low level dealers off the street, and why despite the fact people say the cops have known about the drug trade for years and "do nothing about it," that's often not the case. Hear their side, and share yours, and let the d.a. know. And please call 911.
Lighthearted story to start your day. A guy from the Wall Street Journal called me yesterday when it was going down. He said he got my number from someone who said I was an activist and wanted some information. I said no, I'm not an activist, I'm a blogger. He said "oh, o.k." and hung up.
The Q at Parkside
News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.