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Police suggest they move, residents say | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 205 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Oct 29, 2009, titled Police suggest they move, residents say | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Allen Carrel keeps his eyes open in Ganthers Place. Allen Carrel recently called police to tell them about the latest drug deal he watched go down in his South Side neighborhood.

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someone

Pataskala, OH

#24 Oct 29, 2009
I'm sure nearly all of the residents already want to move.

The real issue is that the officers' comments make it appear that the police are apathetic toward the citizens' problems.

The police are not omnipotent. MAYBE they're just as saddened by it as the citizens, and maybe the police know there simply is not enough police manpower to be everywhere constantly. So, out of frustration and disappointment, the officers spoke their mind and gave what is legitimately the best advice possible to those residents: go someplace safe. I'd throw in, as a lesser measure, get a big dog.
Executioner

Chicago, IL

#25 Oct 29, 2009
Sounds like some good advise. Honestly, people you know where you live and in reality you probably don't need that advise. Especially if your calling the cops every week for something. Here is some more advise (prob not as good as the cops advise)...do something about other than complain. If you know drugs and crime are running rampant over your neighborhood then you got to choices move or take your neighborhood back. I doubt the cops were saying it to be derrogatory, etc...and what they are really saying is that we know sh*t is happening however we can not do anything. I say execute every last MFing one of them and let the coroner sort them out...I guaratee someone starts taking the law in their own hands and dishing out justice the police will be there in a hurry. KILLKILLKILLKILLKILLKILLKILLKI LLKILLKILLKILL every last gang banging, raping, murdering, drug dealing robbing, stealing punk junkie in your neighborhood and watch the pigs come rooting.
TrueDat

New Kent, VA

#26 Oct 29, 2009
Angry Young American wrote:
"I know it's very frustrating for officers on the street, we're so overworked. We want citizens' support."
Then why not switch to another line of work?
BEST REPLY EVER!!
MR SARCASM

Columbus, OH

#27 Oct 29, 2009
Jeff wrote:
<quoted text>
As a tax-paying citizen, it is not my responsibility to go and confront the drug dealers and criminals. That's the job of the police force. I work with someone who lives near the Cleveland/Hudson area. When her home alarm went off, the alarm company called the police and the police never showed. When she calls the police to report gunshots or other criminal activity, they often never show up or take over an hour to show. Citizens can show their desire to clean up their neighborhoods by calling the police, but we need to demand that the police respond to problems in all of our neighborhoods.
i bet if a citizen took the law is his own hands,the police would be there in a split second to arrest him and he would fly threw the court system and be in prison before you know it.
MR SARCASM

Columbus, OH

#28 Oct 29, 2009
Executioner wrote:
Sounds like some good advise. Honestly, people you know where you live and in reality you probably don't need that advise. Especially if your calling the cops every week for something. Here is some more advise (prob not as good as the cops advise)...do something about other than complain. If you know drugs and crime are running rampant over your neighborhood then you got to choices move or take your neighborhood back. I doubt the cops were saying it to be derrogatory, etc...and what they are really saying is that we know **** is happening however we can not do anything. I say execute every last MFing one of them and let the coroner sort them out...I guaratee someone starts taking the law in their own hands and dishing out justice the police will be there in a hurry. gKILLKILLKILLKILLKILLKILLKILLK ILLKILLKILLKILL every last gang banging, raping, murdering, drug dealing robbing, stealing punk junkie in your neighborhood and watch the pigs come rooting.
go get em punisher , life aint a movie.
Rev Wrong

Hilliard, OH

#29 Oct 29, 2009
What happened to he 25 recruits that yobama man saved for us? Where are they now?

Maybe we need another tax increase or a levy?
TrueDat

New Kent, VA

#30 Oct 29, 2009
Hayduke wrote:
How many Columbus Police Officers actually live in the City of Columbus ????
The Answer to that is very few live in the City, which is appalling. This is a huge problem with the CPD.

Ironically, While the chief is always asking for more officers ' on the streets ' the PD was using sworn officers (With full salary and benefits)as receptionists and IT support.

The other major problem with the CPD, is they are essentially a mercenary force. In addition to the tribute they demand from the City for the CPD Air Force and other entitlements; their budgets are enhanced by every ticket that is written. I wonder just how many nuisance tickets would be written, if those funds went in the general fund instead.
Thinking

Hilliard, OH

#31 Oct 29, 2009
Complain, complain, complain....notify city councel and the mayor: "Spend more money on parks, buy property / fix it up and sell it for less money than you spent / give free property tax for 10 years and you're fired in the next election. Spend the money to increase the Police and Fire Departments."
one-point-four-t rillion

Reynoldsburg, OH

#32 Oct 29, 2009
religioniscrazee wrote:
Is it true Columbus Police are the 3rd laziest in the country?
When it comes to doing something other than sitting in speed traps, yes. Otherwise, they are like flies on Courtney Love.
Cyndie

Columbus, OH

#33 Oct 29, 2009
Maybe the residents should start taking pictures of the drug deals going down. Hand them out to all the
residents there. Send them to the Dispatch and
show who the dealers are to the viewing public.
MR SARCASM

Columbus, OH

#34 Oct 29, 2009
nomore_coleman wrote:
How about we spend $6 million on a new crack den..oops Park downtown for the gangers and hookers, that will clean up the area. Most of these people can not move. Christ they can not even feed themselves. One more case of scum Coleman and lazy **** cops and their unions. best thing that could happen is the police and FIRE gets cut and taxes stay down! Ifod is right, this city will make Detroit seem awesome in a couple more years. And A-holeman and his cops would **** themselves if they had to spend 1 minute in those hoods. Load up the 9's and call Bronson..bang!!!
your another moron complaining about police and fire but if you get involved in an emergency , you'll be on the phone crying pleaseeeee big firefighter or policeman , save me , your my hero .....for now , but after you solve my problem , im going back to bitching about taxes.
MR SARCASM

Columbus, OH

#35 Oct 29, 2009
TrueDat wrote:
<quoted text>
BEST REPLY EVER!!
not really
MR SARCASM

Columbus, OH

#36 Oct 29, 2009
Cyndie wrote:
Maybe the residents should start taking pictures of the drug deals going down. Hand them out to all the
residents there. Send them to the Dispatch and
show who the dealers are to the viewing public.
because when things quiet down , the drug dealer will break into there house and shoot them in the head and never be caught
Huja

United States

#37 Oct 29, 2009
tell you what, why don't we make all the police move to the high crime neighborhoods?

The audacity, it's Incredible!
Balls Deep

Columbus, OH

#38 Oct 29, 2009
The police are too busy looking for Marijuana grows to bother with keeping the community safe. Priorities are priorities.
Unrepentant Cynic

Powell, OH

#39 Oct 29, 2009
Oh come on people!

This is too easy...

The police tell the snitches to move because they don't want the nosey people spying on them when they make drug deals.
dontlikeitmove

Columbus, OH

#40 Oct 29, 2009
It's not the police officers job to make your neighborhood "liveable". If I don't like where I live, I'll move. You can call the police every hour if you live on McAllister Ave and S Ohio Ave and nothing would change... Even if officers arrest someone each time they are there. I'm sick of the excuse "There are no jobs, I'm too poor" There are a lot of people in the hood that don't have a criminal record that do not have a job. Why not join the military? It is a respectable living and you will generally improve yourself. Lead by example.

The neighborhoods aren't going to change, love it or leave it.
Fresh1

Elmhurst, IL

#41 Oct 29, 2009
What a bunch of cry babies. We need to start deputizing "average joes" who actually have a vested interest in their own neighborhoods. Give them sniper rifles and "shoot to wound" (maybe not with bullets but w/a tranquilizer and then tag them like cattle so everyone knows what they are about) and then see how many morons want to hang around in their neighborhoods. Then let the government pay for their medical expenses. HAHAHA And let the "cops" stick to their strengths like giving out tickets and pulling people over for "dwb" since that's what they do best. Pathetic.
ramseyjames

Hayesville, OH

#42 Oct 29, 2009
Maybe the cops tell you to move so they don't have to respond to your calls and get their fat asses out of their cruisers! Everytime a cop tells you that you should just move, or why did you move to this neighborhood, you should get that cop's name and submit it to the police chief, representative, and mayor!
I feel your pain

Columbus, OH

#43 Oct 29, 2009
I was told to take a number and get in line that they (drug dealers and hookers) would eventually get theirs. All this while heroin dealers and addicts where right next door and a hooker was sitting in a truck with her customer waiting for the police to leave so she could earn her $10 or $20, which by the way she was able to complete while my teenage daughter watched out my kitchen window. Oh and the arm robber hitting Star Bucks and Max and Erma to name a couple also lived across the street and I did call in a tip but did anything happen. NO. After two years of calling and calling and calling and never having anything done I am leaving the area hopefully through a short sale if not, then though a foreclosure. I am tired of being treated like a second class citizen; I have worked all my life and paid my taxes. Should my house sit a few blocks closer to Marion and or German Village I know I would not be having these issues.

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