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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Roosevelt Island Criminal Justice Presentation By Manhattan District Attorney's Office and RIOC Public Safety Department - Here's What Happened


You Tube Video of DA Responding To Question On Roosevelt Island Crime Stats

On November 9, representatives from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office (DA) and the Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department conducted a joint presentation on the:
Criminal Justice System & Arrest To Sentencing Process
The video at top of the post shows my question specifically regarding crime on Roosevelt Island and response from the DA's representatives. According to the DA's Community Coordinator, Roosevelt Island is pretty much like the rest of New York - there are some violations, low level drug cases, marijuana cases and some serious drug arrests in the past.

Here's the entire presentation beginning with introduction by RIOC's Community Relations Specialist Erica Spencer-El and Public Safety Department Director Keith Guerra,


You Tube Video of DA/RIOC Public Safety Department Criminal Justice Presentation (Part 1)

followed by Manhattan Assistant District Attorney describing the criminal arrest and processing system,


You Tube Video of DA/RIOC Public Safety Department Criminal Justice Presentation (Part 2)

then a presentation about the Family Court System for juveniles


You Tube Video of DA/RIOC Public Safety Department Criminal Justice Presentation (Part 3)

and finally a discussion on preventing juveniles from entering the criminal justice system in the first place but if they do what reentry programs are available.


You Tube Video of DA/RIOC Public Safety Department Criminal Justice Presentation (Part 3)

Here's a link to Roosevelt Island Public Safety Monthly Blotters and Statistics thru September 2011.

7 comments :

bartonfinck said...

While they are having these meetings, teenagers are down at South Point Park every afternoon getting high..there is no security down there...I have called PSD and others. So when are the cameras going up down there? I am sure the gang on RI is loving a new green space open so they can go and infect that area with their poison...when are we going to have NYPD here for good? Everyone should arm themselves with their cell phone cameras and we should stick together on ridding this island of drugs!  Take pictures of every shady thing you see, I am not only calling PSD but like one of the Canine unit cops told me, call the police!  We have to stand up against these thugs infecting the youth here! We can do it, but the question is does everybody care about the kids here? 

bartonfinck said...

Everyone should arm themselves with their cell phone cameras and we should stick together on ridding this island of drugs! Take pictures of every shady thing you see, I am not only calling PSD but like one of the Canine unit cops told me, call the police! Call 311 and in time it will show we are not putting up with this.

By the time PSD arrives people throw the drugs in the water, or leave...I thought cameras were going to be at the new park.

We have to stand up against these thugs infecting the youth here! We can do it, but the question is does everybody care about the kids here? Most people in NY just look the other way because they do not want to get involved, but this island has to stand together...we are surrounded by water and we can control what comes here and drugs seem to be creeping on this island more and more..it seems to always be in the air, the smell of it on the Red Bus, what is happening here? 

Trevre Andrews said...

Actually I think we could all take a deep breath on this one.  You can support the free use of drugs and not use drugs yourself.  It is the responsibility of families to teach their children about why they shouldn't use drugs.  It is a waste of time, energy, and lives for NYPD, and especially PSD to be strongly regulating drugs.  Most illegal drug users aren't hurting anyone but themselves, they are usually non-violent, and increased enforcement usually leads to the unsafe use of drugs (using them alone, confrontations with police, and use of stronger drugs).  I haven't seen any drug users on the island bother me, let them be.  And in case you didn't notice the war on drugs, like prohibition is a lost cause.  I think this is an area where PSD can use their discretion and not waste resources.    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/16/AR2009081601758.html?referrer=digg

YetAnotherRIer said...

I am with you on this.

JimmyLaRoche said...

It hurts everyone. Taxpayers trying to help the junkie along with "programs", they hurt their families, and they put a strain on society by being "disabled" and unable to work, thus relying on our tax dollars to support them and their habit.

Its a sad disease, i feel bad and i support the fight.

God bless all the lives of law enforcement and in between who lost their lives fighting the fight against evil drugs.

YetAnotherRIer said...

There have been studies and actual implementations of relaxed drug policies all over the world with tremendous positive results. They did not cost the tax payers any more money. There is absolutely no good reason why we keep fighting the "war on drugs".

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