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70th Precinct Community Council 
January 2018 Meeting Minutes

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Wednesday, January, 24th 2018
7:30 PM
Touro College
                   1602 Avenue J, Brooklyn, New York 
Ed Powell, President (not present)
Mary McRae, Vice President
Maria Hazelwood, Treasurer
Nathan Thompson, Secretary
Giselle Nakhid, Sergeant-at-Arms

NYPD, Elected Officials & Other Guests

DI James Palumbo, Commanding Officer 
Captain OMalley, Executive Officer 
Detective Scott Nuzzi, Community Affairs
Det. Kim Walker, Community Affairs
Dale Degale Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
Mike Gregorio for Senator Felder 
Shawn Campbell for Community Board 14
Joe Dweck Community Board 14
Dave Kinser for Councilmember Kalmen Yeger
Taryn O’Brien for Kings County DA’s Office
Bob Moskowitz for Flatbush Shomrim
Jacob Gold for Council Member Jumaane Williams
Walter McQueen for East 21st Street Tenant
Emmanuel Venbruan for Tennis Court Tennants Association
Soumia Chraibi for Council Member Mathieu Eugene
Ramona Cabreja and Somaya Carabi for Council Member Mathieu Eugene
Himself Assemblymember Robert Carroll
Lisa Derrick for Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte
Imani Henry for  Equality for Flatbush
Pinkus Hikind for  Comptrollers Office
Penny Ringel for the Mayors Office
Reverend Jean F. Beaulieu, Mohommad Nazir, Rabbi Perlstein, and Yahuda Eps Clergy Liaisons
Minister John Williams from 70th Precinct Interfaith Council 
Roz Sokol for Steve Cymborwitz
Tovah Chasinough for Councilmember Duetsch 
Wayne Lamont and Walter Mqueen  for East 21st Block Association
Margarita Canina for Kings County District Attorneys Office
Valentin Morales  Vamos Unidas
Aziz Hutt and Javed Khan for Pakistani Merchants Assoc
Ursula Chase from Brooklyn College Public Safety
Captain Glen Schneider from New York Rescue Response Team

The regular monthly meeting of the 70th Precinct Community Council was called to order.  PCC Vice President Mary McRea greeted all and invited everyone to join her in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.  

She then acknowledged the various representatives of public officials and other distinguished guests present at the meeting (see above). 

1 Shawn Campbell speaks.
     Shawn spoke about her predecessor at CB14 recent passing.  Terri Rhodi "is responsible for many of the great relationships built with the Community Board today."
she explained.  Shawn then went on to highlight the upcoming Youth Conference which last year featured 80 organizations and serviced 600 students.    

2. NCO Sgt Andre Blain says goodbye
     Commander Palumbo introduced and gave and award to Andre Blain the Sgt in charge of the NCOs.  Sgt Blain gave a powerful speech going over his history beginning with his childhood escape from Haiti under "papa doc" Duvalier, to America.  

3.  Commander Palumbo goes over the numbers.
        Up in burglaries throughout entire precinct.  There was a triple shooting at the start of the year at 6:30 am.  It was gang related and not random.  For 2017 in total we were down 10.5%  in index crimes for the year.  Shooting reduction is 68% over the last 2 years.  In other news, February is "teen dating violence" month. There will be outreach specifically towards teens at high schools to talk about this issue.  He touched on the fliers explaining the Sector Safety meetings.  He then offered to take questions.  The only question was regarding defining the "Build the Block" program.  The program is a smaller scale meeting in which the NCO officers in a particular Sector meet with neighbors in that particular sector.  

 4. Taryn Obrien from the DAs office spoke .
    She clarified that the DA's office will not inquire about your immigration status when you report a crime.

 5.  Possibly the shortest meeting in PCC history was adjourned in 20 minutes.
Respectfully submitted,

Nathan Thompson

Minutes of January 2018
70 Pct. Community Council, NYPD