Central Park Vigilante speaks up

Aug 19, 2008 Full story: www.dailygazette.com 14
The person responsible for the famous "Pervert Park" video finally speaks up in a Daily Gazette Forum. He calls himself Citizen 7.

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Since: Jul 08

Saratoga Springs, NY

#1 Aug 19, 2008
This man is a hero! He wasn't making those videos for fun. He did it to let everybody know that police are not doing anything about it. And then they turn around and dare to claim that no one has filed any complaints when this man (Citizen 7) had repeatedly shared this information with the PD. Figures...
Citizen 7, you deserve all the praises in the world. Congratulations on fine work!!!!!!!!!
officeworker

United States

#2 Aug 19, 2008
just heard about all of this and looked it up. Everyone has been talking about the vigilante at work. He is Brilliant! Thats the way to bring attention to a probem if the police won't act on their own initiatives.

Citizen 7 is indeed a hero
officeworker

United States

#3 Aug 19, 2008
(reposting)-it's Great to know there a modern day Charles Bronson type guy out there!
non violence
He's shooting the bad guys with his videogun lol
rrrrrr

Saratoga Springs, NY

#4 Aug 20, 2008
i can't get that music out of my head now! hey, vigilante!!!! great job!!!!!!!have you though about nailing some drug dealer a... to a wall?!
ladyj

AOL

#5 Aug 20, 2008
I am so happy to see that someone is brave enough to go after those creeps. Enough is enough already, let him film those people. The cops should give this guy an award for cleaning up the park.
citizen seven fan

United States

#6 Aug 21, 2008
Some of the recent Posts from our hero shows his motives
citizen7 says.. I want to Emphasize that I support the Police
I also support resident involvement and taking actions to help bring positive results in our community.
Safety and a peaceful environment should be priority.
We all need to be involved in this. The Police need to establish a new program that involves residents to be of help and assistance.
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John Rizzo, He accuses me of being one of the Perverts.
He writes "to the person who made the annonymous "YouTube pervert" video mentioned in the Gazette article. I believe you are involved, and if so, you are a cretin and a coward."
How Dare You accuse someone who exposes the Perverts and The situation going in Central Park to the public as actually being one of the Perverts themselves.
Mr Rizzo, How do You put 2 and 2 together and come up with minus 3?
This activity in Pervert Park has been going on for Years! Did The Gazette, The News or the police do anything about thison their own?
NO! So, because I am not in your group then I must be one of the enemy.
The Residents of Schenectady have options when The Likes of You who are in position Fail Us.
I did something to help and it took a long time, but finally with enough of the other residents complaining and with enough Pressure, The Story Broke.
I am calling ALL residents of Schenectady who wish to do something positive to make a difference in their community safety to Take Actions and to help make things happen.
We can't just pretend that those who are getting paid and in position are going to do anything anymore on their own merit.
As far as "Pervert Park" is concerned There are Many residents that have known about this for many years. The Park personnel have all been aware of this for many years, I have spoken with them and so have others trhough the years. The police have been aware of this for many years. I have spoken directly with them and so have others. I have witnessed the police driving through and sitting but never even getting out of their patrol cars.
I have been visiting spending time with friends and family and walking the park for over 35 years and it is a cherished place through the years.
I had witnessed a number of events and activities in the park.
For example in The Pervert Park section off Fehr Ave,
I turned in one time, a lunch box that was open with sandwiches and food scattered and a kids shoe to the park office. This was in Pervert Park area right where the men park and enter one of the trails. I voiced my concerns about it to the Park Personnel, that was 4 years ago.
Seems that they werent concerned at all.
citizen7
All of the times I had witnessed men mulling about in their obvious persuits and being followed and watched and also having been approached a few times.
having to witness gay pornography and the many used condoms in the dirt right where people walk. I was even told about the peephole by a park worker when the subject came up and it has been there for years. The park personnel would stuff it with paper that was the extent of dealing with the peephole, But the public was unaware of this peephole and the possiblity that they were being watched like that.
It took the actions of a concerned resident to help make changes.
So You label Me a "cretin" and a "coward"?
Hardly Mr Rizzo.
Tell me somthing Sherlock, how many other times have you been completely off the mark and come up with the wrong conclusions in your articles?
citizen seven fan

United States

#7 Aug 21, 2008
wmarincic
I commend Citizen7 for taking a stand as sometimes thats what needs to be done to get things done, again, the Police can only do so much with what they have and until this Mayor and our DO Nothing City Council enact a safety fee or find another way of funding the Police Dept. we as citizens will have to step to the plate. Unfortunatly my late night at work is Monday or you would see me at EVERY city council meeting asking these same questions. I also agree Mr. Rizzo stepped over the line by condemming someone who went out of their way to expose a real problem in our community. Maybe if Mr. Rizzo did something other than critisize the good works of others he would also see a need to get ivolved in a POSITIVE way.
citizen seven fan

United States

#8 Aug 21, 2008
SOME QUOTES

citizen7 says...
I want to Emphasize that I support the Police

I also support resident involvement and taking actions to help bring positive results in our community.

Safety and a peaceful environment should be priority.

We all need to be involved in this. The Police need to establish a new program that involves residents to be of help and assistance.

It took the actions of a concerned resident to help make changes.

I am calling ALL residents of Schenectady who wish to do something positive to make a difference in their community safety to Take Actions and to help make things happen.

"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing."

I say lets do what we can each of us to help make positive changes.

Use your imagination and think

Since: Jul 08

Saratoga Springs, NY

#9 Aug 22, 2008
I think it was wrong of that police officer to even consider that the Vigilante used to be a part of the sicko squad. he was just trying to cover up the incompetence of the PD.
the commissioner

Amsterdam, NY

#10 Aug 24, 2008
Citizen7 is A Hero He is a Legend He is a SuperStar!
more news

United States

#11 Aug 25, 2008
http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2008/aug/24/...

Police say they only heard of complaints and videos from a sort of YouTube vigilante weeks ago. The vigilante, who declined to be identified by name, contends he was in contact with police as early as the spring.

The man, who calls himself “Citizen 7” in correspondence, says he is someone who loves the park and doesn’t want to see adults or children exposed to the lewd acts.

Authorities attributed their Central Park sting in part to the online videos. In the videos, men are shown simply standing or walking in the area; subtitles accuse them, often in a mocking way, of being there for lewd acts. One of the men arrested in the sting, police said, resembles one in the videos.

Cases against the men remain pending.

Police have vowed extra attention to the area.

“It won’t be limited to uniform patrols,” Public Safety Commissioner Wayne Bennett said last week.“We’ll use undercover people there as well.”

Since: Aug 08

Pittsfield

#13 Aug 26, 2008
Way to go Citizen 7!!!!
dick noazz

Schenectady, NY

#14 Nov 6, 2008
jill

Gorham, ME

#15 Nov 12, 2008
dick noazz wrote:
http://www.schny.info/cgi-bin/ forum/Blah.pl?m-1218714701/
FUNNY NEW VIDEO! by citizen 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =TCBKUeuJekEXX&watch_respo nse
the cops want promotions not safety for kids, too much paperwork

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