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Re: Jersey City Guardian Angels announce Public Meeting on Safety and Security: ‘Dare to Care’
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I don't call breaking the law "nightlife". I call it crime, and I don't do it. Accosting fellow pedestrians in the street, and intimidating others is not, "having a little fun"

You can call it classist if you like. But, in this argument the issue of "Class" has nothing to do with your tax bracket, and everything to do with whether or not you have "CLASS"

What complete nonsense shall you bombard us with next?

If one wishes to not be criminalized, do not F*** with my quality of life.


Posted on: 2006/3/8 6:23
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Re: Why are so many police officers directing traffic
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We went through this issue in the past.

By law, construction work in the city limits must have an off duty PD detail on site at all times that work is being conducted. The contractor is required to pay for the detail. I'm not sure if they also must reimburse the city for use of the vehicle as well.

Officer Mac laid this all out for us when he was still out PR liason from the PD.

Don't you all long for those days, when the cops had an official presence on this board, and you could call McNulty up and actually talk to him? Jeez...Too much to ask, I guess.

-Toe

Posted on: 2006/2/10 17:16
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Re: The Guardian Angels are Coming
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I think that people are missing the purpose of the GA.

In addition to patrolling downtown(in NYC, Central Park) in order to be a visual deterrant, the GA also infiltrate the neighborhoods that the perps come from. They set up an infrastructure of education and opportunity for urban youth. They attempt to instill an anti-crime mindset in potential criminals by providing after-school activities and outreach. This is what they did in the Bronx. This is why their training center is in Hell's Kitchen, and their main office is on Fifth Avenue. They support diversity. The only restriction from joining the GA is that you must not have a felony record.

Rather than urban youths being pissed that the yuppies are moving in...I'd like for them to be pissed that someone is robbing a deli in their city and slapping the female business owner around in the process.

I wouldn't thumb my nose at the GA coming to Jersey City because we are gentrifying. Thank god we're gentrifying.

-Toe

Posted on: 2006/2/10 17:11
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Re: The Guardian Angels are Coming
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Well, I don't.

But, I just got off the phone with Curtis, and he said you DEFINITELY DO!

Posted on: 2006/2/10 4:38
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Re: The Guardian Angels are Coming
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I don't think that the goal is individual intimidation (although, the Angels to provide self-defense training for their members)


But in groups of 5 or 6 members of the community (all races, men and women alike) there is a collective intimidation. The knowledge that "we (the community) are watching you"

And guess what...WE SNITCH!

Posted on: 2006/2/10 4:32
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Re: The Guardian Angels are Coming
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These are not the Guardian Angels of NYC Circa 1970's (a group of disorganized angry youths tired of having their family members assaulted on the Subways of New York)

They have integrated with the NYPD for Central Park patrols, and each squad has one radio that calls NYPD dispatch. It think if there can be a true cooperation with law enforcement, that civilian patrolling can help. Hell, I'll sign up for a shift if it means that we could deter another violent crime on our street.

Honestly, my hat is off to Mirna tonight. She had some balls and some brains to not let those skels get the best of her. As her neighbor, and customer, I feel that I should find SOMETHING to get behind here.

-Toe

Posted on: 2006/2/10 4:22
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Re: Taqueria
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My wife doesn't generally eat Mexican food, so it is clear to see why her standards are what they are.

I tend to not go for the tex-mex option or fancy restaurants, and prefer small taquerias in Washington Heights(El Toro Partido makes great Torta de milanesa de res), Corona Plaza(Fresh homemade tamales sold by the street girls)

Also,
Fresh Meadows in Queens is a haven for amazing taquerias, and fantastic mexican fare like tortas, sopa de camarones, and more. A great jump point is the Corona Plaza stop on the 7 train.

I don't think my dislike of the food that one night is a measure of my palate for Mexican food...rather that all the tortillas were bone dry and tasted stale. The tamales didn't retain any moisture in the husks and were almost chalky in places. The meat in my torta was similarly dry and VERY tough.


The purpose of my post was not to talk smack about taqueria, but rather to offer a counter-point to all the other stellar reviews. My experience was lackluster. I will likely go back...in fact, maybe I'll go tomorrow....


-toe

Posted on: 2006/1/30 5:44
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Re: Taqueria
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I'm really happy for everyone's positive experiences.

A few weeks ago, we ordered delivery from Taqueria. I had the steak torta, which was mediocre at best.

The rest of the food: tamales, flautas, rice, beans... were inedible, and went in the garbage.

I'm willing to try again, but will only go and dine-in. (Maybe something happened with the delivery), but my wife swore off.

I was pretty bummed. I really wanted to love it.

-toe

Posted on: 2006/1/30 3:36
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