When Utica Police Fail - Time for GOD...

When Utica Police Fail - Time for GOD to help!

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God Squad

Hialeah, FL

#1 May 27, 2014
When your police have finally alienated everyone through 4 degrees of separation and double-standards, you need to enlist the help of GOD!

You are saved now man!

Faith-based group stretching "tentacles" to help solve crimes in Utica
It is this violence in the community that has brought city officials and faith-based organizations together, saying:“That's enough.”Local law enforcement recognize they can't do it on their own, which is why Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri announced the partnership with the city and the Vision to Plant Coalition ...

A Friday night shooting in Cornhill.

A fatal shooting on Oneida Street.

A suspect at large potentially involved in a shots fired incident in downtown Utica.

It is this violence in the community that has brought city officials and religious leaders together to say:“That’s enough.”

“We had a shooting right across the street from our church” on Whitesboro Street in Utica, Greater Highway Deliverance Temple Pastor Hannah Burgess said.

From the incident came the conversation.

“What came out the most is the frustration and anger,” Burgess said.

Local law enforcement recognize they can’t do it on their own, which is why Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri announced the partnership with the city and the Vision to Plant Coalition — a group of about 25 faith-based organizations committed to working with police and promoting peace on the streets.

“The reality is that the Utica Police Department can’t do it alone,” Palmieri said prior to the announcement Tuesday.“The faith-based group — their tentacles will reach farther than the police.”

Utica police Chief Mark Williams echoed the mayor’s sentiment, noting that in order to solve crimes cooperation amongst victims and witnesses is paramount.

“They have tentacles deep within the community,” Williams said.“They may not know the shooters, but they know mothers, grandmothers…”

Local religious leaders emphasized the need to go out in the community and bring the sense that the community cares for its residents.

“We want to show people that we love them, that we care about what happens to them,” said Pastor Drew Conover, who represents Lifepoint Church in Yorkville.“Whatever happens in Utica ripples out to the surrounding community. I think we all need to come together on this.”

Common Councilman Jerome McKinsey, D-5, previously has held shots fired forums to discuss the issue as well.

He could not immediately be reached for comment.

To bring more awareness to the new effort, city officials, religious leaders and the community plan to march starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday beginning at the intersection of James and Steuben streets.

Other organizations are encouraged to get involved, Burgess added.

“This won’t be the last time we come together,” she said.
Ex Utican

Rome, NY

#2 May 27, 2014
Ahh, problem solved

Albany, NY

#3 May 27, 2014
Jerome McKinsey is NOT part of the solution....he is a BIG PART of the problem!!

Utica, NY

#4 May 27, 2014
Exactly could not have said it better, except to include his wife.
Bobby Oliveira

Clifton Park, NY

#5 May 27, 2014
My team and I are investigating this matter. Many convictions will come.

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