Ideas to decrease drugs and crime in NA

Ideas to decrease drugs and crime in NA

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Since: Jan 13

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#1 Jun 29, 2013
I have read a few really good ideas on here. Of course, they are just ideas until someone steps in to start the ball rolling. I would not know where to begin, or where the money would come from for volunteers... donations?

Does anyone know how the neighborhood crime watch groups develop? It would be a good start. Volunteer "cops"? I like that idea too. Of course, there should be training, certification and organization done by the PD. Radios and no weapons. A uniform of sorts... Maybe special shirt and hat like the Guardian Angels. I know, I know... Taxes! Well, slightly higher taxes for protection is well worth it.

Okay, this one is mine. You know how they have DTF officers go to the high schools with their K9 partners to talk with the children? Kind of like D.A.R.E. program? It would be great to have a couple of them and their 4 legged partners randomly walk through the bars and lots 1 or 2 times a month. Smiling and friendly like, of course. Kind of like a D.A.B.E.(Drug awareness bar education, Tip line cards/magnets handed out). I say this in a joking way, but it could help if done right.

Any other ideas? Please do not make this into a nasty political discussion. I would like to hear real ideas.
cil

North Adams, MA

#2 Jun 29, 2013
nieghboorhood crime watch is started by holding a meeting with concerned citizens they meet police and discuss concerns like the recent violence COMMUNITY policing was doing well till funding was cut people invovled called SNITCHES...that sucked the way is to figure out how to be annoynoumous that hard in a small city...heres an idea have the police walk the beat or use bikes even mounted patrol people excape into the woods and get away people just wont get invovled due to GANGS!
How about

Chicopee, MA

#3 Jun 29, 2013
we give people more benefits and EBT cards so they won't want to steal or take drug
Say what

Bondsville, MA

#4 Jun 29, 2013
How about wrote:
we give people more benefits and EBT cards so they won't want to steal or take drug
Cil gave a much better answer than you. All I can come up with is hire more cops, whatever that takes. Maybe have surveillance cameras in the problem areas that are watched by people willing to work for minimum wage. Must be a few unemployed in N. Adams willing to do it.
cil

Clifton Park, NY

#5 Jul 1, 2013
the police should be walking the beat they could see whats going on better. riding bikes could give them access to area that cars can not go and mounted patrol could patrol the woods where a lot of crimes take place...nieghborhood whatch is not a good idea people will find out who serves on them and advoid those people...cil...make changes within the NAPD..is the answer ...just sayin
Wm Briggs

Lake George, NY

#7 Jul 1, 2013
Lisbeth_NA wrote:
I have read a few really good ideas on here. Of course, they are just ideas until someone steps in to start the ball rolling. I would not know where to begin, or where the money would come from for volunteers... donations?
Does anyone know how the neighborhood crime watch groups develop? It would be a good start. Volunteer "cops"? I like that idea too. Of course, there should be training, certification and organization done by the PD. Radios and no weapons. A uniform of sorts... Maybe special shirt and hat like the Guardian Angels. I know, I know... Taxes! Well, slightly higher taxes for protection is well worth it.
Okay, this one is mine. You know how they have DTF officers go to the high schools with their K9 partners to talk with the children? Kind of like D.A.R.E. program? It would be great to have a couple of them and their 4 legged partners randomly walk through the bars and lots 1 or 2 times a month. Smiling and friendly like, of course. Kind of like a D.A.B.E.(Drug awareness bar education, Tip line cards/magnets handed out). I say this in a joking way, but it could help if done right.
Any other ideas? Please do not make this into a nasty political discussion. I would like to hear real ideas.
Been there done that,it don't work. Most of the citizens in NA are the druggies and dealers. Next
Wm Briggs

Lake George, NY

#8 Jul 1, 2013
NAPD knows who the druggies and dealers are, if you get rid of them the police would'nt have jobs. Brighton Hill would'nt hace tenants, nor would Greylock Apts the High ride would shut down and Charles Swabey would have to file for bankrupsy. We need drug dealers and druggies to keep this town functioning. And that my frind is the cold hard facts.
Resident Evil

Springfield, NJ

#10 Jul 1, 2013
I can't believe in today's day and age with spell check and etc, how many uneducated morons cannot complete a sentence without some type of misspelling and grammar errors. NAPD should bring back officers to walk the beat or community policing but most that post want more police on the street yet bitch about taxes going up. How do propose the city pay for added police ??? The state and Feds reduce financial aid every year. Based on articles, it seems like they run 3 cruisers a shift. Most calls nowadays seems to warrant 2 officers so while they are on a call the remaining 1 officer has to handle the next call alone, unless a neighboring department has a free officer to send for backup, but then that town runs short. Instead of most criticizing the police maybe you should cough up more taxes money.
Heil mein Fuhrer

Bondsville, MA

#11 Jul 1, 2013
Correct wrote:
<quoted text> Until North Adams substantially reduces its low income housing stock, the drug and crime rate will remain unchanged. And, the PD does not appear to practice community policing. It should.
So the problem is poor people? You think that the average low income North Adams citizens are all druggies and dealers? I don't agree. I think that dealers and druggies are from all walks of life, but anyway, where do you think that they should be reduced to? Put out on the street? Yeah, that will help reduce crime. Maybe shipped off to another city? How if they can not afford to move?
The only way to "reduce its low income housing stock" would be to create more jobs for the average unskilled worker. Can anyone say mills? Yep, this was a mill town and now it is not. Unless all of these poor folk can create art that sells, there is little hope.
Any more brilliant ideas "Correct"? Maybe mass killings of the poor? Razor fences around the High Rise, Greylock and Brayton with guards in towers?

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#12 Jul 1, 2013
Wm Briggs wrote:
NAPD knows who the druggies and dealers are, if you get rid of them the police would'nt have jobs. Brighton Hill would'nt hace tenants, nor would Greylock Apts the High ride would shut down and Charles Swabey would have to file for bankrupsy. We need drug dealers and druggies to keep this town functioning. And that my frind is the cold hard facts.
Really? This is sad. Tell me you were not educated here in North Adams.

Anyway, I asked for ideas towards helping. Everyone seems to have a b*tch, but not many have ideas. If you're gonna b*tch, at least throw in a decent idea too.
Wm Briggs

Lake George, NY

#13 Jul 1, 2013
Heil mein Fuhrer wrote:
<quoted text>
So the problem is poor people? You think that the average low income North Adams citizens are all druggies and dealers? I don't agree. I think that dealers and druggies are from all walks of life, but anyway, where do you think that they should be reduced to? Put out on the street? Yeah, that will help reduce crime. Maybe shipped off to another city? How if they can not afford to move?
The only way to "reduce its low income housing stock" would be to create more jobs for the average unskilled worker. Can anyone say mills? Yep, this was a mill town and now it is not. Unless all of these poor folk can create art that sells, there is little hope.
Any more brilliant ideas "Correct"? Maybe mass killings of the poor? Razor fences around the High Rise, Greylock and Brayton with guards in towers?
Its the poor that the dealers prey on...first yo find a white girl on sec 8 . Then you suduce her with your drug money and drugs, you move into her apartment, keep her drugged up and sell out of her apartment ...are ya that blind. You got to start claening up where it starts.
HIS

North Adams, MA

#17 Jul 2, 2013
Wm Briggs wrote:
<quoted text>Its the poor that the dealers prey on...first yo find a white girl on sec 8 . Then you suduce her with your drug money and drugs, you move into her apartment, keep her drugged up and sell out of her apartment ...are ya that blind. You got to start claening up where it starts.
Of course!! That's what the problem is,the people with no money are the ones buying all of the drugs!! If we get rid of all of the low income people, there will be no more drugs!!
truthcantbenomor eclear

Haydenville, MA

#20 Jul 3, 2013
tell that wench of a dispatcher to stop spraying names all over the place. i swear that beach wants people dead.

do your part as a citizen and report any and all suspicious activity. the dip shits they have for dispatch would rather you be dead. how irresponsible and totally disrespectful. get a REAQL dispatcher, not these want to be major dispatch.

the dispatcher really needs to know the difference between friend and foe. such bias crap, the people that want to help are turned away.

allow for citizens to give information totally Anonymous. do you have to feel threatened by the very person you are reporting a crime to? the dispatchers are way to bias... they should do their job regardless.

fix you system about who is friend and who is foe.

can't truly get any more simple than that.

i will never speak a word if the local support fricks me. and that's being nice.
truthcantbenomor eclear

Haydenville, MA

#21 Jul 3, 2013
way too many times have i reported a crime and the dispatcher not only tosses it off as bullcrap, but it takes forever and a day to get them to dipatch that call.

someone could be bleeding to death, and if the dispatch takes it anything less than what it is, all if loss, and life as it may be.

get PROFESSIONAL dispatchers and not these small town folk. they have no clue what the REAL world entails.

i will totally refuse to trust such positions as long as they do not take it serious. bias has no part and misjudgement leads to death.

we need more professional dispatchers.

nothing can be worse than a dispatcher that does not relay relevant information. i think i need not say more. listen to relevant information found at

https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/...

better qualified workers with no preference to sex color or race. current people in those positions mess up on a constant basis. match that with our Capitol's performance... we are on the bottom. our dispatchers have the most basic training. i never hear anything, on any major city communications, anything so bad in my like. no professional whatsoever here.

i'll also make it a point... if your system is against me, so are you. i will never comply to an offensive power. its our world as citizens, not yours as villains.
HIS

North Adams, MA

#22 Jul 3, 2013
truthcantbenomoreclear wrote:
tell that wench of a dispatcher to stop spraying names all over the place. i swear that beach wants people dead.
do your part as a citizen and report any and all suspicious activity. the dip shits they have for dispatch would rather you be dead. how irresponsible and totally disrespectful. get a REAQL dispatcher, not these want to be major dispatch.
the dispatcher really needs to know the difference between friend and foe. such bias crap, the people that want to help are turned away.
allow for citizens to give information totally Anonymous. do you have to feel threatened by the very person you are reporting a crime to? the dispatchers are way to bias... they should do their job regardless.
fix you system about who is friend and who is foe.
can't truly get any more simple than that.
i will never speak a word if the local support fricks me. and that's being nice.
It is time to up the dose of your meds before you hurt someone
truthcantbenomor eclear

Haydenville, MA

#23 Jul 3, 2013
i will also add i have no problem at all dealing without you. i will protect not only myself, but my loved ones even more.
cil

Clifton Park, NY

#25 Jul 16, 2013
heres an idea... trrn NORTH ADAMS into a REHAB city get drug rehab centers to set up shop here. then start sending people there who get in trouble under the influance. just think of all the MASS HEALTH MONEY! crime will go down people might become civil. the closes rehab center is bradford house in PITTSFIELD. thats it yep only one in the area... try it... everyone knows the brien centers not working....cil
From Here

Downey, CA

#26 Jul 16, 2013
cil wrote:
heres an idea... trrn NORTH ADAMS into a REHAB city get drug rehab centers to set up shop here. then start sending people there who get in trouble under the influance. just think of all the MASS HEALTH MONEY! crime will go down people might become civil. the closes rehab center is bradford house in PITTSFIELD. thats it yep only one in the area... try it... everyone knows the brien centers not working....cil
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This is the exact opposite of how to fix a problem. Thanks Cil. Keep posting ideas, we can do the opposite of everything you say, and all will be well.
Triumphant_King

Springfield, MA

#27 Jul 17, 2013
to see all the rats being flushed from their nest is truly comical. they think hanging out in another area of the city is much safer. the fact being, they really are stepping into a much worse place more closely watched. i love the arrogance of these criminals. going to another spot is probably to prove to be the worst of ideas.

do you really feel safer just going to another part of the city? we see you... we hear you... no matter where you go. god forbid you ever end up in my very presence, as that can only prove to be the end of your journey in crime.

we see you criminal scum.
cleanup na

Canton, MA

#28 Jul 17, 2013
Close heroin works.. I mean pizza works

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