Friday, April 15, 2011

Violent day laborers plague Hart Playground

From the Times Newsweekly:

The issue of day laborers at Edward Hart Playground has taken a turn for the violent, an area property owner told the 108th Precinct Community Council at its Mar. 29 meeting at Sunnyside Community Services.

The owner of an apartment complex located adjacent to the playground, at 69th Street and 37th Avenue in Woodside, brought the 108th Precinct’s attention to ongoing problems with day laborers congregating at the park.

The workers’ plight as been an ongoing issue in the area, as they often stay in the park to receive aid from a mobile kitchen supplied by St. John’s Bread and Life and aid from other nonprofit groups. Residents have complained that they make the playground unsafe for children.

According to the landlord, however, the situation has begun to deteriorate; he claimed to have been attacked by one of the laborers with a hammer two months ago, and other tenants have allegedly being harassed and even mugged.

The situation has become so bad, he stated, that he is unable to rent out units and was successfully sued by a tenant for failing to provide a safe environment.

“They constantly harass me from 6 o’clock in the morning, my tenants’ children can’t play in the park. It’s become a disaster,” he told Capt. Donald Powers, the precinct’s commander. “Lately, it’s escalating a lot.”

[Powers] told the property owner that the NYPD is not allowed to question a person on their immigration status, and that they have “the right to assemble peacefully” inside the park.

Another resident came forward to pin the blame on city government for failing to address the situation.

“We do know, for a fact, that your hands are tied,” she told Powers. “It is absolutely the mayor’s office.”


Photo from New York Globe

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

What did people think would happen when the jobs dried up?

With people like this, violence is their first alternative. Its their nature.

Its like with zoo animals. As long as they are kept fed, they don't go looking to attack their trainers that often.

Auntie Invasion said...

how do the illegal aliens know to congregate in and around Hart's Park or the other Queens locations invaded by them? are they being directed to these sites or do the illegals, follow the aroma of free food ladled out endlessly?

St. John's Bread for Life (but only for the life of male Spanish/South American illegal aliens) is happy to be destroying jobs and quality of life for American constituents, voters.

stop the gravy train, deport them now.

during the black out Hart's Park was the site of free food, water and ice distribution. why? why not do it closer to Queens Blvd? I only found out about it days later. the illegal aliens were eating free on our tax dollars the entire time.

if black males congregated at these locations in the manner that illegal aliens do, the NYPD riot squad would be called out and all the misguided would run in the other direction.

Auntie Pasta said...

good name! St. John's Bread for Life is taking bread out of the mouths of American citizens. putting Americans out of work, onto welfare and making us homeless. what kind of job could the director get if his government money dries up? he'll be on unemployment soon, see how he likes it.

get those bums away from the kids at Harts Park. they urinate openly on the streets and in the park.

send them back to where they came from.

Anonymous said...

Looked up St. John's Bread for life and found out that it is run out of Brooklyn. They need to stay there. Perhaps if people cut off donations to this organization, they wouldn't be at Hart Park feeding criminals. The city needs to do something about this park, which should be for the children of this neighborhood. Park the food truck by the Spanish Inglesia on Roosevelt Avenue and 69th street. Taxpayers are fed up and are tired of coddling these illegal criminals.

Anonymous said...

My understanding is that adults unaccompanied by children are not allowed in City playgrounds, for obvious reasons. If this is correct, a call to the police should clear the playground.

Anonymous said...

please delete the first comment. it's disgusting.

Anonymous said...

Since our Sanctuary City Mayor won't allow the police to arrest or even question these illegals, perhaps a call to ICE would do the trick. Homeland Security would be another option. If the city won't enforce the immigration laws, maybe the Feds will. Sadly, nothing will happen until a child is molested by one of these illegals and the parents sue the city. Then you will see some action.

Anonymous said...

if black males congregated at these locations in the manner that illegal aliens do, the NYPD riot squad would be called out and all the misguided would run in the other direction.
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So how do you explain how black males are allowed to congregate in areas like Astoria Boulevard and 101 Street, and the intersection of Junction Blvd and 57 Avenue among many others, without your so-called "NYPD riot squads" chasing them off those corners at the record speed that you claim they would?

Anonymous said...

if black males congregated at these locations in the manner that illegal aliens do, the NYPD riot squad would be called out and all the misguided would run in the other direction.
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You had me right up until that misguided claim.

Joe said...

Its like feeding feral cats.
Those people St. John’s Bread and Life need a good ass kicking.
Isnt it illegal to feed or attract rats in NYC ?
Wait till May 5th or summer when the booze really starts flowing

Anonymous said...

Maybe the Board of Health should investigate St. John's Bread for Life to see if they have the appropriate licenses for food handling and preparation. We wouldn't want the illegals getting sick because of unsanitary conditions.

Anonymous said...

Investigate ?
Never happen the Mayor and his posse Dem's see these trespassing criminal locusts as future voters for life.

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine what would happen if the illegals took over a park in Manhattan? ICE would swoop in and arrest them after the Mayor's office made the call.

Anonymous said...

What about from Woodside Ave to
Queens Blvd? they are there also
in large groups.

They have never been on the south side of Queens Blvd/69th St.

St.John's Bread for life is based
in Bed Stuy, what are they doing
in Queens?

Joe said...

what are they doing
in Queens?

RECRUITING like all your Catholic organizations in desperate need to re-seed the flock.
To them these people are not only religious but prized champion breeders.

You will find a alter and photo of Jesus is almost every Mexican, Central American home along with bowls of water, chicken or goat blood and handcuffs.
Ask any cop

Anonymous said...

Take pictures of the men urinating on the pathways, drinking and sleeping on the benches. What happened to unlawful loitering, disturbing the peace? We need Mayor Giuliani back!! Maybe Ray Kelly will run on ramping up PD enforecement!

Anonymous said...

Sorry,but all the extra cops are assigned to Manhattan.Some have gone to the Citi field detail.All you need is good locks,good lighting.......and a shotgun......

Anonymous said...

The squeaky wheel gwts the grease.......keep calling 311/911......

Anonymous said...

Si, bueno...I piss after I finish my cerveza anywhere I want, you fuckin' Gringos.

Chika, chika...bonita cho-cha!

Mira, mira...here comes Mr. Smith and Senor Wesson!

Let's go Cisco!

Ay, mi amigo, Pancho!

activist said...

I was told by a police precinct captain that the most effective way to get non-emergency situation results is to put in three separate 311 calls from three different phone numbers.

THAT GETS ELEVATED TO HIGH PRIORITY.

One 311 call alone won't do it.

Try it and see if it works.

I've had good results with this.

Auntie Invasion said...

...if black males congregated at these locations in the manner that illegal aliens do, the NYPD riot squad would be called out and all the misguided would run in the other direction...

that was a typo. don't leave me- Anonymous number whatever!PLEASE STAY WITH ME!!don't go... don't go. (WAH WAH WAH)

translation: the deluded rah rah illegal immigrant supporters such as St. John's Bread would run away if the riot squad were called out.

Why aren't we seeing the same support and compassion for American citizens and workers? Why are illegal aliens increasingly allowed and encouraged to elbow their way to the front of the line and handed so many US government benefits?

illegal aliens are the shock troops brought here to destabilize and destroy communities.

Auntie Pasta said...

Please delete the Anonymous poster who calls the first Anonymous poster disgusting. that is not Politically Correct. That request offends me.

Have they not heard of the Right to Free Speech?

Joe said...

"the front of the line and handed so many US government benefits"
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To keep these criminals quiet and happy.

The Government (both federal and local) are afraid of them. Ever see the Rodney King Riots ? That's whats gonna happen when you go to round up and deport these brats. Our Sanctuary city's will be in flames.
People like Obama, Cuomo II, Bloomberg and his lap dog Kelly don't have the stomach, balls or man power to deal with it.

Also- Obama had his appointed lib Dem circuit court judges rule individual states cant not enforce immigration.
Once you make those 30+ million criminals citizens the GOP will be history and the Libs will have their one party socialist system for life
At this point I'm pretty sure the latter is the plan.

Anonymous said...

You will find a alter and photo of Jesus is almost every Mexican, Central American home along with bowls of water, chicken or goat blood and handcuffs.
Ask any cop
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Anonymous said...

Start calling the Mayors office. Just call information for the number. They don't like to work.......parties are a big part of the job discription for City Government. So lets start annoying them. I think its a fair exchange for the crap they pull on us by allowing this to continue at HART PLAYGROUND. It is clear illegals over childrens welfare and safety is the Mayor priority. I wonder what he will be remembered for............If his mother read what was going on she would be very disappointed.

Tajo said...

Handcuffs in bowl of holy water with blood from the live chicken is for safety.
This sacrifice makes you safe from arrest don't you know ?
You put bowl below the statue and candles with some money in jar. This money you give to the church or spirit woman.
Buy live fresh chicken at market.