When is the Crime in Bed-Stuy going to Stop?

I am a 52 year old Retired Correction Officer living in a beautiful Brownstone here on Jefferson Ave. I had visitors from out of town staying with me for a few days. Imagine my surprise while they were coming in someone got shot on the corner of my block. If I could pick my Brownstone up and move it closer to Park Slope or Clinton Hills I would. I am so tired of these young men killing one another. I  was born and raised in Bed Stuy and I refuse to leave my home because of them.
Lynette July 11, 2013 at 09:43 AM
I live around the corner. I understand!
Griller July 11, 2013 at 02:46 PM
I can relate. No place can ever be 100% crime free, but Bed Stuy has some serious soul searching and steps to take to fight the insane levels of crime.
Christina July 12, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Yes I heard about this I'm on Monroe St. Violence is all over the world all we can do is Pray that our families, friends, neighbors and ourselves don't get caught in the cross fire. There's gun buyback events in the fall, Discover Bedstuy event to link residents to resources. Who knows when this will end. God Bless us all.
Lesley Padmore July 12, 2013 at 11:06 AM
As a corrections officer, retired or active, you should be proactive; hold some lectures on crime in your neighborhood. Invite the gang leaders.
Marilynn Gipson July 12, 2013 at 01:08 PM
the question is "how do guns get into our neighborhoods". who's selling and financially profiting from the death of our young black men, who are killing each other with these gun. these young men don't have jobs, but they ride in nice cars and have guns ? ? ? we need to work together and stop the manfacturers, the sellers and/or do whatever we have to do to stop these illegal guns and killings in our neighborhoods. Friday night the young man shot dead on Jefferson and garvey, there's a whole gang of officers posted all over Jefferson ave and garvey, but Saturday night a young man shot on Putnam and garvey. we as a people need to pull together and do something, we need help ! ! ! HELP.
kayrob101 July 26, 2013 at 07:42 AM
Hey Leslie, I understand what you are saying however, these young people heads are so hard. You can't tell them anything! I noticed drug activity in front of my house last summer and kindly came outside to ask them to move their business. Which they did, the next day I came outside and both my front and back windows of my truck was shattered. Nothing was missing out of my vehicle. I called the cops and reported the incident. Invite the gang leaders and tell them what? I thank God is was only my truck and not my home or my son they decided to teach a lesson to.
Tia July 29, 2013 at 04:31 PM
It stems from the home environment. The parent's need to monitor what is going on in their homes. A child, preteen, teen or adult living at the home of a parent or care taker should have little to no privacy. Parents need to search their children rooms -daily. If you have one of these adults living in your home watching Jerry Springer and playing video games all day while you're at work; and then leave when you return home, he or she should have no privacy. You need to search their room, the area that they frequent in your home; and last, search their person when they come in. If you find drugs or weapons, turn them in! This is partially what will curtail the crime rates in Bedford-Stuyvesant.


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