Day 44 – Today started out with what I thought was harassment again from the police, they are now sitting in front of my driveway facing the wrong way on the street.
They claim to be watching both areas setup for the striking workers, my question is why in front of the residents driveways? Why not park across the street on the nursing home sidewalk where you can view both corrals or park on Cannon Heights sidewalk where you can see both corrals as well, if they are on the sidewalk they will be out of the way of traffic and not cause any other accidents. Better yet why don’t the police get out of their cars and walk around?
It seems like it is still legal for the scabs to park on the street without facing enforcement of the “Strike Zone” which is still not clearly posted today. It also seems that the nursing home is allowed to park on public sidewalks without fear of summonses. I was told by PD that I should call traffic enforcement to have a ticket issued to the car on the sidewalk below. Traffic enforcement? Doesn’t the NYPD have the power to write tickets for cars on the sidewalk or do they just patrol the streets for cars parked in a “Strike Zone”?
Yesterday I said that I found some law called “safety zone”, after more reading the law is referring to an area of a street that is clearly marked usually with diagonally painted bright yellow lines, do you see any of that on the street in the above picture?
On the strike line it appears that the striking members are poking fun at someone still working in the nursing home.
As well as telling Helen Sieger that it is time to move out of the Bronx and go back to Borough Park Brooklyn. For those of you who don’t know, that is where she is from.
Today there was an issue with a scab that was walking on the community side of the street, she was walking up the block and as she passed the striking members she decided that it would be fine to throw eggs at the members. You heard correctly, SHE THREW EGGS AT THE STRIKING MEMBERS. Can you believe she actually tried this? There were at least 30 members in the corral and only 1 of her. Of course this caused the members to become very aggressive and needed the police to intervene. You can see the scab below standing next to the police officer and you can see the confiscated eggs in the officers hand. The security from the nursing home is standing by because of the irate striking members that were very agitated because of this incident.
Once again Sargent McCabe was called to the scene to figure out what to do.
After some discussion, Sargent McCabe took the women into custody.
I personally would like to thank Sargent McCabe for being a role model that all other officers here should follow. He arrived on the scene and diffused a serious situation that could have easily turned into a riot. This woman should be charged with assault and possibly causing a riot. I cannot believe that she thought she could just walk up the block and throw eggs without facing any consequences.
While all this was going on the residents and scab workers in the nursing home were peering through the windows to see what was happening. Of course all the residents are waving and throwing kisses to the striking members.
Tonight it seems like parking is still ok on the street.
Hopefully the rain will stop for the vigil tomorrow night, but if not we will still be there.
Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!