City Council Votes Down Crime Emergency Resolution

Sep 25, 2012 Full story: TheAlternativePress.com 11

PATERSON, NJ In a 6-2 vote played out in front of several television news cameras, the City Council Tuesday night rejected a controversial proposal to declare a state of emergency over Paterson's public safety problem.

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Killingstar

Paterson, NJ

#1 Sep 26, 2012
I vote for marshal law curfew starting at 12 midnight and anybody that gets caught in the streets after hours should get questioned and if they are not coming from work or going to work should get locked up for the night and a ticket...plain and simple...
cliftonian

Little Falls, NJ

#2 Sep 26, 2012
Please let them stay over the border!
sick of it

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Sep 26, 2012
They should have passed that law it's so dangerous out there I'm very concerned about my family I wish I had the means to move them out of Patterson in my opinion the whole town needs to be steamrolled and torn down there's no funding for anything and people have just thought of giving up look at the houses most of them built many years ago have not been repaired or maintained my people are living like savages how horrible is it when you cant go outside to the store you might not make it back
savagetruth

South Orange, NJ

#4 Sep 27, 2012
I feel sorry for you brainwashed people who only want to send more people to jail so they can be comfortable or think nothing of destroying our rights for a little safety. Curfew is for children and even if it was passed people would find a different way to do things. You think negative and expect to yield positive results.
cliftonite

Clifton, NJ

#5 Sep 27, 2012
savagetruth wrote:
I feel sorry for you brainwashed people who only want to send more people to jail so they can be comfortable or think nothing of destroying our rights for a little safety. Curfew is for children and even if it was passed people would find a different way to do things. You think negative and expect to yield positive results.
Tough Love at home might be something that controls young people but this has gotten to a point that we have savages in the street killing CHILDREN. Tough Law is necessary NOW. Block by Block take them off the street and lock them up. Even though jail is too good for them.
savagetruth

South Orange, NJ

#6 Sep 27, 2012
cliftonite wrote:
<quoted text>Tough Love at home might be something that controls young people but this has gotten to a point that we have savages in the street killing CHILDREN. Tough Law is necessary NOW. Block by Block take them off the street and lock them up. Even though jail is too good for them.
You obviously have never been to jail. Jail is what creates these so called savages. The war on drugs is not the solution. There's always going to be a market for it. There's no stopping it. Children need to be kept out of the street anyway. You're not going to understand unless you or someone close to you goes to jail or maybe you're from the school of thought that people made their mistakes so forget it which is th wrong attitude because when you downgrade a human being to an animal he or she no longer cares about societys rules and that's where the problem stems. Be proactive not reactive.
Killingstar

Jersey City, NJ

#7 Sep 27, 2012
that being in jail excuse is a brainwash because jail dosent create savages people do it on there own will and getting locked up for one night because a law was broken is better than seeing soliders armed with m16's patroling the streets...
savagetruth

South Orange, NJ

#8 Sep 27, 2012
Killingstar wrote:
that being in jail excuse is a brainwash because jail dosent create savages people do it on there own will and getting locked up for one night because a law was broken is better than seeing soliders armed with m16's patroling the streets...
And yet another person who doesn't know what he or she is talking about. You obviously don't understand what jail is like. Not everyone goes to jail because they did something wrong but everyone who goes to jail for at least a couple months comes out a totally different person. Either because of living conditions, because somebody else is having a bad day (inmate or guards), food quality, obligations they may have made on the inside to avoid being prey, the stigma of being an ex con when they get out. People like you are the problem with this world. You judge people and label them as scum and never stop to think about their plight. Paterson is NOT filled with employment or educational opportunities so you can't blame people that can't afford to leave if they engage in criminal behavior. They're closing schools in Paterson when other schools in places where people have money are putting up extravagant scoreboards. Fix education, taxes and living wages and there's no reason to engage in criminal activities. Being jailed one night for being outside is a violation of our rights. That's where it starts. Next thing you know it 2 nights, then a week etc.
Killingstar

Paterson, NJ

#9 Sep 27, 2012
savagetruth wrote:
<quoted text>
And yet another person who doesn't know what he or she is talking about. You obviously don't understand what jail is like. Not everyone goes to jail because they did something wrong but everyone who goes to jail for at least a couple months comes out a totally different person. Either because of living conditions, because somebody else is having a bad day (inmate or guards), food quality, obligations they may have made on the inside to avoid being prey, the stigma of being an ex con when they get out. People like you are the problem with this world. You judge people and label them as scum and never stop to think about their plight. Paterson is NOT filled with employment or educational opportunities so you can't blame people that can't afford to leave if they engage in criminal behavior. They're closing schools in Paterson when other schools in places where people have money are putting up extravagant scoreboards. Fix education, taxes and living wages and there's no reason to engage in criminal activities. Being jailed one night for being outside is a violation of our rights. That's where it starts. Next thing you know it 2 nights, then a week etc.
it seems like you dont know much about being locked up....i did a year bid in halifax county,nc which I was housed in a cell 24/7 without anykind of privliages my food was brought to my cell threw a small slot in the middle of a 5 inch metal door but yet im not out here robbing people and shooting them...im working hard for what I want...so save that "blame it on the system" speach for the birds...
savagetruth

Jersey City, NJ

#10 Sep 27, 2012
You're part of the exception. Most people see no other way of doing things. Its like saying I got off crack and now I'm doing this and life is good so eveybody can get off it. Most people aren't blessed with what you were able to get. Also try doing a bid and trying to make it in the same state or town. Plus you sound like you were in PC lol. You did a year in a cell 24/7. *where dey do dat at*

Since: Apr 14

Valley Stream, NY

#11 Apr 3, 2014
Society just don't understand how jail and prison overcrowding is impacting and effecting our communities, and there is no blame that will ever help any of us.
Truth is, jails and prisons hold over 2 million people at this very moment and although law enforcement are doing their job in locking up the guilty, society needs to consider this; Jails and prisons are training centers for some of the most deadly gangs. Gangs that are reaching from their cells into our communities, killing and recruiting in record numbers.
So the answer is not lock em up, build more prisons or blame those who commit a crime on everything bad happening.
Many go to jail or prison for just a short stay, and they emerge worse than ever because they are forced into violence and gang lifestyles in such a way that by time they get out, they are deep in and cant get out.
Or, they are a victim and get killed, or stabbed and beaten, mentally scaring them forever.
I spent over 15 inside some of the bloodiest joints in the U.S. and only by the grace of GOD am I alive and living to serve Christ and willing to help or reach out to those who are at risk.
Every one of us are guilty of thinking we know who is to blame or what can make this all change and get better. I know I am guilty of this at times myself and will confess today only Truth.
GOD is our only hope.
You could lock up every gang member today or move them out of Trenton and in a week new gang members will arrive or kids watching tv will start up a set (gang lingo) that will grow in numbers, violence and chaos.
So what is the answer?
LOVE.LOVE.LOVE.
That's right. We can reach out with love to those most at risk try to help them change their lives before they get locked up and to those already in the life, share Love and hope. JESUS can change the most violent, mentally ill and sick person and friends this is TRUTH.

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