Summer of trouble puts spotlight on Elkhart neighborhood

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 Posted 12/8/2013 1:00:42 AM
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Summer of trouble puts spotlight on Elkhart neighborhood
Summer of trouble puts spotlight on Elkhart neighborhood
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 Posted 12/8/2013 8:02:27 AM
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"Roberson said he’s frustrated with the crime and problems associated with the park, but believes a comprehensive approach is needed. Lighting and better police involvement are part of the solution, but more importantly, he said, police and others need to build relationships with people in the community. He said he believes numerous groups are moving in that direction."

If people in these neighborhood would start helping the police and stop shielding the criminals, these neighborhood would be much better off. Between being afraid to speak up and not 'snitching' they hamper any efforts the police make. Funny how so many have nothing good to say about the police until the scumbags mess with them.

If you were a cop, would you feel like putting yourself in danger for a bunch of people who disrespected you and lied to you when you tried to investigate crimes?
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 Posted 12/8/2013 9:30:31 AM
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It may be a photographic illusion, but there appears to be a great deal of wasted space in the accompanying photo.
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 Posted 12/8/2013 9:46:34 AM
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One cannot address or fix a problem until one agrees there is a problem.  Park Board minutes address the issues, Mr. Moreno has talked with several Council persons, Mr. Troyer has walked the area routinely, Mary Olson has had conversations with the police already, the neighbors are asking for help yet there is a discussion if the problem exist??? Look at the police reports and note, not all crimes are recorded.  Gun shots with a gun found in the park on Holloween night.  Yes lighting will help however, it takes the neighborhood to claim it for their own and assist the police in crime deterrent efforts.  The police cannot be there 24/7 and what does it say when they are asked to?  What is the neighborhood willing to do for itself, LaCasa?  Develop a plan and ask others like police to be a part of the plan.  Asking the police for intervention cannot be the only solution.  Wake up and take your neighborhood back!

Edited: 12/8/2013 9:54:12 AM by DHenke
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 Posted 12/8/2013 11:04:03 AM
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The residents who make up the controlling majority have already taken back that neighborhood. They like it just the way it is. That is the sorry fact of the matter.
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 Posted 12/8/2013 4:59:53 PM
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Some years back people were yelling about not having enough police presence in this area of town so the police put a substation down there.  After a while of this the residents of the area began screaming that there was too much presence of the police in the area so the substation was removed.  Now, again, people are beginning to insist on more police presence in the area.  JUST WHAT DO THE PEOPLE WANT and why don't they start doing something about their own darn kids.  We had hours for ours and punishments for rules NOT followed.  We have too many people in the Roosevelt area that want someone to feed them, provide the kids with school supplies,  knapsacks of food for the weekends, and now the police to again do the job that parents ought to be working on.  How about some neighborhood watch programs to tone down the thugs that are taking over the neighborhood.  Should we be afraid of a black youth with a hoodie pulled over his head--probably not, but the way things have been going it is exactly the image they want to project.

By the way, after the police again make more of a presence and more of the youth are arrested or chased home, people will again begin screaming that they are being unfairly picked on.  You will not beat this no matter how much money you pour into the South Side until parents once again become in control of their kids.  In the case where kids don't know their parents then neighbors are going to have to "step it up"!
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 Posted 12/9/2013 12:21:30 AM
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The sad facts remain. The young criminals in that area are not concerned with area activists. Their goal is to sally forth, day or night, and find 'victims' on which to prey.
They have no morals...no conscience..

And YOUR home could well be next!

The only thing that scares these punks off?
An armed home owner who will fight back.

A shotgun in the face of Deontra or Deontay, or what ever name de jour..makes a quick point.
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 Posted 12/9/2013 10:00:05 AM
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I for one can't imagine a park that is so important to the neighborhood in question not being lit up at night!  Mr. Roberson, why do you take offense at the remark that the person who went down there did not feel safe?  That could be said of more than one neighborhood in town, and has nothing to do with the fact that you are black?  You admit there is a problem with the hood but not because the perpetrators may be (not politically correct)??????????????
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