RPD chief to gang members: You are be...

RPD chief to gang members: You are being watched

There are 13 comments on the democratandchronicle.com story from Mar 18, 2013, titled RPD chief to gang members: You are being watched. In it, democratandchronicle.com reports that:

Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard has a message for gang members in Rochester: We care about you as individuals, but you are being watched and you'll be judged by the company you keep.

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BillyBob

Rochester, NY

#3 Mar 18, 2013
Grady Stiles wrote:
If he knows the addresses where all the gang members liver, since he sent this letter out, why doesnt he get off his butt and go round them up?
It's a reasonable, logical question.
robert

Wyoming, NY

#4 Mar 18, 2013
About time the crack down on these black scums.
BillyBob

Rochester, NY

#8 Mar 19, 2013
Grady Stiles wrote:
I don't think a letter sent by Chief Uncle Tom that doesn't even have enough balls to use the word GANGS instead of "Groups" will accomplish anything. He is a joke.
How many criminal types are going to wade through a multipage letter?

Just one paragraph would have sufficed:

"We know you, your gang affiliation from our snitches - and we're coming for you. Get your affairs in order, say goodbye to your family and friends, because you will be arrested, convicted and remanded to state prison. Second choice, move far away from Rochester within 60 days and get a pass."
BillyBob

Rochester, NY

#10 Mar 19, 2013
He is a real media whore. The only problem... he never says anything. Additionally, he is very unconvincing when he attempts to get tough. Grow a pair, Chief.

It is time for a new RPD chief - even his own department has no confidence in him. I think he is in the final chapter of his administration, but doesn't seem to have a clue.
Ha Ha

Fairport, NY

#12 Mar 19, 2013
Grady Stiles wrote:
If he knows the addresses where all the gang members liver, since he sent this letter out, why doesnt he get off his butt and go round them up?????????? Insanity.
You don't wanna catch them all in one day, then you can't justify the huge budget increase next year to buy that boat!
The man

Rochester, NY

#14 Mar 19, 2013
We know who you are and we're watching you.

Simple. Short. Direct.
BillyBob

Rochester, NY

#15 Mar 19, 2013
He could have emailed or used Twitter, to save on the cost of first class mail. Another egregious waste of manpower and money... the letters are already lining trashcan citywide.

I'm waiting for the gang leaders to collectively respond with a list of their demands.

I'll bet the city cops are all wearing sunglasses, so no one notices them.

Either book them or ignore them... this play nice with a warning letter crap is stupid.
BillyBob

Rochester, NY

#19 Mar 19, 2013
Grady Stiles wrote:
I'm sure the gang members are really shaking in their boots with a mass e-mailing that says we're watching your "groups" and we will continue to "watch". LMFAO. While the RPD is busy stuffing envelopes the gangs are blasting caps off in the street. Another pathetic attempt by the clueless "chief".
You make a great point.

As the RPD becomes less effective daily, the gangs get stronger by attracting more members, subsequently make more money (based on greater market penetration), which attracts even more members hoping to cash in.

Hopefully, the chief will call another news conference and say "the letters were an incredibly stupid idea, so I've ordered my officers to crank up enforcement and kick some gang butt. I've been a complete tool up until now, but that's going to change."

With Chief Barney Fife running the show, we're doomed.
Rhonda

Rochester, NY

#21 Mar 19, 2013
Next he will be sending us coloring books to keep us occupied.
Rhonda

Rochester, NY

#22 Mar 19, 2013
I guess if you've been checking your mail and never received a letter, that must mean that the RPD does know about your gang and they are not watching you.

IescapedNY

Since: Nov 11

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#23 Mar 19, 2013
I bet they will Carry and show off these letters like a badge of honor.

And you all know mama, auntie & granny will be so proud.
BillyBob

Rochester, NY

#24 Mar 19, 2013
There is so much more he could do proactively. The important thing is getting in front of them, not hiding behind a letter. Dumb ass.

How about a Gang Bingo Night, or in the Spring, a Gang Picnic. Maybe a shooting competition. A Hooker Beauty Pageant.

The RPD has to get some creative guys advising the chief. He doesn't have a clue... too busy mugging for the cameras.
plz spay or neuter them

Rochester, NY

#27 Aug 5, 2013
BillyBob wrote:
He is a real media whore. The only problem... he never says anything. Additionally, he is very unconvincing when he attempts to get tough. Grow a pair, Chief.
It is time for a new RPD chief - even his own department has no confidence in him. I think he is in the final chapter of his administration, but doesn't seem to have a clue.
What do you expect from the brother of Phillip on survivor!!!
He's always smiling. Somebody gets murdered everyday & he's smiling!!! More like the cops dont do anything to stop crime because they're afraid of the gangs! I think it's the other way around, the gangbangers are watching the cops!!! Those gang members aren't scared. What have they got to lose? Nothing happens after a crime. You read there are no suspects after every story!
They all dress the same and wear hoodies - never any description of assailants. Black kid, black pants, black hoodie.

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