Tuesday, December 1, 2009
More proof that Bloombergian crime stats are B.S.
The e-mail below was sent out by Sister Rose of St. Stan's School in Maspeth.
I was told the student and his mom went to the precinct, but the desk officer would not take the report.
Is it true precinct staffing is based on statistics on crime in the area. Is that why they wont take reports. Two months ago, my car was vandalized, the side mirror was kicked off. (The police officers said it was a common thing) but they would not take a report.
From: Sister Rose Torma
Sent: Tue, Nov 24, 2009 1:01 pm
Subject: Be ALert...A Safety Warning
November 24, 2009
One of our upper grader students was mugged on Maspeth Avenue yesterday, Monday, and was threatened with a knife (although no knife was seen.) It is distressing to realize, that not only do things like this happen, but that they happen 'so close to home.'
The teachers will speak with the students in school, but I ask the parents also to reinforce the following with their children, especially those who walk home from school:
1. Students should always travel home from school with a partner and should never walk home alone.
2. Students should go home immediately after dismissal so that there are many people on the street at the same time, thus limiting the 'alone time' that the students who walk home from school would have on the street.
It took the occurrence of an unfortunate incident to reinforce safety precautions that all of our students should reminded of. We are grateful that our student who was approached on the street was not seriously hurt and I count on you, as a parent, as well as on our teachers, to reinforce that there is safety in numbers and that it is not wise to stay behind the group after dismissal time.