I have heard from a very reliable source, that a lot of drug deals go on behind the Seneca building and the "IA" club, and the general area around the Terminal building. Speaking of the "IA" club, is it going to sit in perpetuity in the condition its in? Seems to me with that building removed it would open up that whole area. Add some good lighting, and yes, even a beat cop, and maybe these guys loitering in broad daylight, the gang tags, gang fights, gang retaliation etc. might be reduced or eliminated. I have noticed a recent resurgence in grafitti around town as well.
Seems like an odd allegation as the whole area around the Seneca Building is under video coverage.
Well the 20 person brawl that involved a baseball bat and car dragging took place under cameras didn't it?
Cameras can only witness crimes, not prevent them.
It's obvious to all the citizens that "that neighborhood" .... crip turf ..... needs to be patrolled at night. A beat cop would go a long way toward discouraging the gang presence.
Why did Bradford stop enforcing the graffiti ordinance? Why let the gang tags stand? That Latin Kings tag has been up nearly a year.