In Buffalo, Allentown residents express concerns for neighborhood | wgrz.com

In Buffalo, Allentown residents express concerns for neighborhood | wgrz.com

Here is a short news clip that commonly summarizes neighborhood issues. Quality of Life and crime. This is what concerns people.

Important crime-fighting strategies: Broken Windows Policing, Community Policing, Problem Solving, and Hot Spots. If a police department applied these 4 policing strategies they would immediately knock down Quality of Life issues and Crime were the community would feel instant results.

The neighborhood would be grateful and the police would feel a sense of accomplishment.
— Read on www.wgrz.com/amp/article/news/crime/buffalo-allentown-concerns-for-neighborhood/71-14439e5e-bbb9-41e2-974c-0e8b38f2fdf8

UPDATE: SF Mayor London Breed Announces Crime Crackdown; ‘Less Tolerant Of All The Bulls–t That Has Destroyed Our City’ – CBS San Francisco

Is the Mayor ready to improve San Francisco or is this more political rhetoric? Will the police be allowed to do their job and improve the City?

Mayor London Breed launched an emergency police intervention in San Francisco’s crime-ridden Tenderloin neighborhood Tuesday, targeting a pipeline of illegal drugs that has been fueling a surge in gun violence and deadly fentanyl overdoses.
— Read on www.cbsnews.com/sanfrancisco/news/mayor-breed-orders-crackdown-on-crime-in-san-franciscos-tenderloin-neighborhood/

Philadelphia is setting a “curfew” for minors

“Philadelphia City Council seems poised to enact a 10 p.m. curfew for minors this summer in what Council members described as an effort to keep young people safe amid an unrelenting gun violence crisis”. See the article HERE (note there might be a paywall)

Is safety for minors the true goal of the curfew? Does the data for police calls for service and police contact show that there is a significant issue with youth and gun violence late in the evenings in Philadelphia? This is the biggest youth problem? Will a curfew stem youth and gun activity? It seems like gun violence is a more serious threat then being on the streets past curfew so why would a curfew violation deter youth being out on the streets?

The article has some links to some interesting articles. 2 notable articles are:

Two articles (that are not linked to in the new article) that are excellent resources for examining youth crime, problem solving, and determining a police response are:

The Philadelphia PD should take the time to be familiar with the “Pulling Levers” article by Kennedy it is a seminal article on the topic of specific deterrence. It also showed how Boston PD reduced their problem of youth and gun violence.

Advocates call on city, state to tackle ‘root causes’ of subway safety instead of heavy policing | amNewYork

Make sure to check out the 12 page report that is available on the website.

Transit advocates want city and state leaders to tackle what activists said are the root causes of subway safety concerns, rather than throwing law
— Read on www.amny.com/transit/advocates-call-on-city-state-to-tackle-root-causes-of-subway-safety-instead-of-heavy-policing/

NYC’s streets, where disorder is rampant – New York Daily News

This is a great example of the connection between disorder and crime. The article also shows the need for police with other agencies as that try to do jobs that were done by police.

Recent NYPD crime stats show gun violence has crept back down, yet levels are still double what they were in 2019. Unfortunately, structural changes over the past two years in NYC policing and prosecution make it difficult to combat the seemingly benign street crimes that are tied to much of the city’s remaining violence and disorder.
— Read on www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-nycs-streets-where-disorder-is-rampant-20210921-xblozqt6nvc5rdlie4jqf4iy5y-story.html

Is it time to decriminalize prostitution? – Big Think

Today, prostitution is illegal in the majority of the United States, but the New York State Senate has two bills looking to decriminalize prostitution throughout the state. One bill would decriminalize selling sex while maintaining punitive measures on buying or promoting sex. The other would decriminalize the entire sex trade.
— Read on bigthink.com/politics-current-affairs/decriminalization-of-prostitution

Seattle Project Seattle | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO

A quick glance this section has a lot of stories about quality of life issues in Seattle.

KOMO 4 TV provides news, sports, weather and local event coverage in the Seattle, Washington area including Bellevue, Redmond, Renton, Kent, Tacoma, Bremerton, SeaTac, Auburn, Mercer Island, Bothell, Shoreline, Lynnwood, Mill Creek and Everett.
— Read on komonews.com/news/project-seattle