Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Ozone Park residents want state troopers to help bring down crime


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Queens Chronicle

 State lawmakers are asking Gov. Cuomo to assign state troopers to an area of Ozone Park that has been the scene of several brutal street crimes in recent months.

The precincts that cover the area known as Cityline in the western part of Ozone Park are “spread too thin,” said Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven). “We wanted to get as much help as we can.”

Miller, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Park) and Assemblyman Eric Dilan (D-Brooklyn) made the request last Friday.

State police are already a presence in the city at state-owned bridges and tunnels and on some roadways. But stationing troopers in neighborhoods would be new in New York City.

Last year, at the request of Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, troopers were dispatched to the Village of Hempstead on Long Island to aid the local police with a growing gang violence problem.

The appeal for police help is the latest development to come out of community uproar over a rising tide of crime on the western edge of Ozone Park and on the other side of the Brooklyn border in Cypress Hills.

The area, whose residents are largely Bangladeshi, lies at the junction of three different precincts — the 106th, 102nd and 75th — and is therefore overlooked by regular police patrols, local leaders contend.

“It’s a unique area,” said Pfeffer Amato.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sure, Pgeffer Amato would love to send the Staties to little Bangladesh. Their banging out summones to her Rockaway friends on Crossbay heading to and from there. She'd love to send them elsewhere to write their tickets.

Anonymous said...

Not gonna happen. It's just not in the Cuomo book of justice. Let the streets decide!

Anonymous said...

Is ozone park still Italians,used to go there for brick oven pizza as a kid

Anonymous said...

Back in the day, had my car stolen in Hicksville. Turned up in Ozone Park. Wonder what that was all about?

Anonymous said...

It’s all third world now. Bangladeshis, Indians.Guyanese. No more pizza ­čŹĽ

Anonymous said...

Used to be chop shops and gangsters all over Ozone, lot less crime there now than in the past. Just a lot of noise about crime cuz the illegals are sqwaking loud.

Anonymous said...

Lovely, Cuomo already put state troopers on the bridges and tunnels to give us tickets. Now they're being invited into the rest of the City, so we'll have two sets of cops hassling us and ticketing us.

Anonymous said...

"So we'll have two sets of cops hassling us and ticketing us."
More like protecting us ! Some People/Fake News like to spread Anti Cop BS ...