Strike Update Day 22 – (3/12/2008)

Day 22 and what a day it was. To start the day off there was a show of force by the police that could only be matched to a hostage situation. We had more police on Cannon than I even thought the 50th had in the whole precinct. Not only on the ground but we had a helicopter flying over head.

 

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(You can see more pictures in our photo gallery)

 

Why all this force you ask? There was an alleged altercation between a union member and a temporary worker. I say alleged because no one was arrested and nothing was carried out by the police. This is just another example of the amount of harassment that the strikers are facing from the police. This harassment has not only been directed at the strikers but towards the residents of this community as well. We are constantly blocked in our driveways by police vehicles, we have to deal with the fumes from their vehicles running 24 hours a day.

 

Another issue we are facing now is that it appears to be ok to park on the street as long as the police selectively allow it. We as residents have been told there is no parking on the street but as you can see here there are cars allowed to park for extended length. When I asked the community affairs officer he told me he didn’t know who’s car it was, funny how ten minutes later he was engaged in a conversation with the owner of the car which he said he didn’t know who’s car it was.

 

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Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!

 

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7 responses to “Strike Update Day 22 – (3/12/2008)”

  1. A Good Jewish Woman

    Oiy

  2. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    I CAN NOT BELIEVE WHAT I AM SEEING…. A HELICOPTER WAS BROUGHT OUT AT TAXPAYERS EXPENSE FOR AN ALLEGED ALTERCATION BETWEEN A STRIKER AND A S-C-A-B ????????? WE DIDN’T EVEN HAVE THAT MANY POLICE OFFICERS ON THE SCENE AFTER A MURDER TOOK PLACE ON GILES PLACE MANY YEARS AGO..AND THEY BRING A HELICOPTER OUT ?????? WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF ???? A BUNCH OF HEALTH ARE WORKERS, WHO HAVE BEEN ON THEIR BEST BEHAVIOR, AND HAVE DONE EVERYTHING THEY WERE TOLD TO DO BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO DATE.. THEY’VE BEEN CORRALLED BY METAL BARRICADES, THEY’VE BEEN TOLD NOT TO MAKE ANY NOISE, THEIR CANOPY COVERING A PLACE TO SIT AND HAVE A BITE TO EAT OR A HOT CUP OF COFFEE HAS BEEN REMOVED BY NYPD, THEY WERE TOLD TO REMOVE THEIR SIGNS, THEY’VE WATCHED THEIR STRIKE LINE BEING VIOLATED REPEATEDLY AND THEY HAVE COMPLIED FULLY…WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?????? SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT??????? WHAT AN OUTRAGEOUS WASTE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY…

  3. KINGSBRIDGE RESIDENT

    I am in shock at what is going on in our quiet little community. I feel like I’m living in an armed camp. What is going on here? I have lived here all my life and have never seen so many police officers in one place at one time for no apparent reason. Why was the helicopter brought out? This is outrageous. Who is responsible for this? Why are there so many police officers always standing around or sitting in their cars with the engine running?

  4. FIPNA MEMBER since 1980

    THANK YOU FIPNA FOR KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SO WELL INFORMED I’M SO HAPPY TO SEE THAT YOU ARE FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF YOUR PREDECESSORS BY DOING WHAT THEY WOULD HAVE DONE IN THIS TERRIBLE SITUATION. THEIR MOTTO ALWAYS WAS ‘UNITED WE STAND’ FOR IN UNITY THERE IS STRENGTH.WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE RALLY ON SATURDAYBAND HOPE IT WILL HELP TO OPEN THE LINES OF COMMUNICATION AND GET THIS STRIKE ENDED. STAY STRONG YOU HAVE A STRONG GUIDING FORCE BEHIND YOU.

  5. A GOOD CHRISTIAN WOMAN

    …………OH…..MY……GOD……

  6. Rosa Martinez

    how come some people are allowed to park on cannon place and no one tells them to move? we want our parking back.

  7. FIPNA MEMBER 1

    FOR VERY MANY YEARS THERE HAS BEEN A LONGSTANDING STRUGGLE BETWEEN THE COMMUNITY AND THE NYPD.WHEN THERE IS A PROBLEM IN THE COMMUNITY THEY COME IN LIKE STORMTROOPERS AND LISTEN TO NO ONE.THE ATTITUDE IS ‘WHO CARES’ WE DON’T LIVE HERE .THEY PUT IN THEIR TIME AND LEAVE.THEY TELL YOU TO MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS,THEY ANSWER YOU UNTRUTHFULLY,THEY TELL YOU THEY’RE TAKING CARE OF IT GET LOST.. MAYBE IT’S TIME FOR AN ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT..MAYBE THE INTERFAITH CIVILIAN PATROL , THAT WAS ONCE IN EVERY SECTOR OF THE 50,SHOULD REUNITE AND GO PICKET THE 50 PRECINCT AGAIN, IN ORDER TO GET A WORKING DIALOGUE WITH THE NYPD……

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