Hampton City Council hosting special ...

Hampton City Council hosting special meeting in response to recent crime

There are 10 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Jul 13, 2013, titled Hampton City Council hosting special meeting in response to recent crime. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

Hampton City Council will have a special called meeting Tuesday to consider several measures to help police and other departments act in response to recent shootings in the city, the latest involving two young boys.

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Tired of getting shot at

Hampton, VA

#1 Jul 13, 2013
Try these steps:
1. Suspend wasting money for a nice new court house and hire new cops.
2. Have police patrol areas other than Chesapeake Ave. and Fox Hill.
3. Do not re-elect anyone currently serving on city council and mayor.
Dr Stinko

Hampton, VA

#2 Jul 13, 2013
Arm all city council members, and have them patrol Pembroke and Victoria Blvds!
hmm

Chesapeake, VA

#3 Jul 14, 2013
Nothing is going to change until the citizens who reside in these communities are ready to speak to the police about what they know. It seems like they don't like the police when they patrol the area and accuse them of being overzealous and then they don't like the police when a murder happens and there was no cop standing on the precise corner at the precise moment the bullet came out of the gun. The only people who can change communities are the people who reside there. It's time to take back your streets. Know where your kids are; know who their friends are and know whether or not they own weapons.
Booty Gheeto

Hampton, VA

#4 Jul 14, 2013
Dr Stinko wrote:
Arm all city council members, and have them patrol Pembroke and Victoria Blvds!
then whose going to patrol the other 1000 hooded areas?
Tired of Getting Shot At

Colonial Heights, VA

#5 Jul 16, 2013
hmm wrote:
Nothing is going to change until the citizens who reside in these communities are ready to speak to the police about what they know. It seems like they don't like the police when they patrol the area and accuse them of being overzealous and then they don't like the police when a murder happens and there was no cop standing on the precise corner at the precise moment the bullet came out of the gun. The only people who can change communities are the people who reside there. It's time to take back your streets. Know where your kids are; know who their friends are and know whether or not they own weapons.
Not 100% true. I called the police about gunshots in the neighborhood, and police dispatch response was "Sir they do that all the time".
Our neighborhood is right near Shell road where a lot of shootings happen, and you might see a cop once a month. Drive down Chesapeake ave, and cops are sitting their running radar. Same with area near space museum.
York County Man

Yorktown, VA

#6 Jul 18, 2013
Police, Fire & rescue, when I lived in Hampton, were very slow in response. Once the 911 operator asks you 50 questions and repeats everthing you say, 10 minutes have gone by. I could have driven to City Hall and yelled up at the top where the 911 dispatchers sit.
Once the police get a call, if it's not a shooting it takes all resources another 15 minutes to get from the empty parking lot or
7-11.
Sometimes they don't come at all if you say at 1 am a load of teens to mid 2-s are outside in the street. 10-4
hmm

Norfolk, VA

#7 Jul 19, 2013
. . . while the dispatcher is asking you those '50 questions', she has already dispatched someone to you.
Tabb

Hampton, VA

#8 Jul 20, 2013
Not really. I use to call 911 when I lived in Hampton because cars were weekly getting keyed. The dispatcher always sounded the same. Times I thought only 1 woman sat on top city hall with a magazine and rotary phone. Response is very slow if at all-------------
Tabb

Hampton, VA

#9 Jul 20, 2013
Tired of Getting Shot At wrote:
<quoted text>
Not 100% true. I called the police about gunshots in the neighborhood, and police dispatch response was "Sir they do that all the time".
Our neighborhood is right near Shell road where a lot of shootings happen, and you might see a cop once a month. Drive down Chesapeake ave, and cops are sitting their running radar. Same with area near space museum.
That's because the city is broke. Answering a call to a real crime cost money. Police have to actually work. Radar is like shooting fish in a barrel. Sundays is radar day in NN as well.
hmm

Norfolk, VA

#10 Jul 27, 2013
let's all move to york county where the police/sheriff department can't figure out how to solve a simple crime.

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