Tuesday, October 23, 2018

70th Precinct Community Council 
SEPTEMBER 2018 Meeting Minutes

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Wednesday, September, 25th 2018
7:30 PM
Caton School - PS249
                   Caton Ave, Brooklyn, New York 
Ed Powell, President
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 Joseph Taylor, Executive Officer 
Detective Scott Nuzzi, Community Affairs
Det. Kim Walker, Community Affairs
Lauren Collins for Church Avenue B.I.D.
Sgt Carlton Conheim,  Parks Dept
Dave Kinser for Councilmember Kalmen Yeger
Eric Kumar for Kings County DA’s Office
Nathan Thompson for Council Member Jumaane Williams
Duane Joseph for Assemblymember Diana Richardson
Walter McQueen for East 21st Street Tenant
Emmanuel Venbruan for Tennis Court Tennants Association
Ramona Cabreja and Somaya Carabi for Council Member Mathieu Eugene
Himself Assemblymember Robert Carroll
Alan Pierre for Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte
Reverend Jean F. Beaulieu, Mohommad Nazir, Rabbi Perlstein, and Yahuda Eps Clergy Liaisons
Valentin Morales  Vamos Unidas
Aziz Hutt and Javed Khan for Pakistani Merchants Assoc

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

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

1 Assemblymember Bobby Carrol speaks
     Bobby updated us on his rain barrel giveaway and budget battles. He was the only public servant who made it to the meeting despite the heavy rain.  He specifically highlighted a meeting with MTA that he helped bring about.     

2. Commander Palumbo presents Cop of the Month.
     The CO began with the good news that in the big picture Index crime was down 24% on average in the 70th precinct.  This constitutes the biggest drop in crime in 3 years for the 70th.  There is a new effort to convert all mailboxes to letter size only insert spaces.  Packages can no longer go into mailboxes.  This is to address the issue of “phishing” in which a criminal takes wire with some adhesive and lowers it into the mailbox to take mail out.  There is a slight increase in gang related activity near Erasmus high school.  There are have been teens calling bomb threats into schools.  They have actually had to arrest a teenager for it. 

3.  Commander Palumbo takes questions.
        Activist and Rep for Assemblymember Diana Richardson Duane Joseph asked a question about petty larceny.  He expressed concern about a rise in crime around the kiosks at Parkside.  The CO acknowledged arrests for package theft in the area.  But also pointed out the petty larceny in the 70th is down 20% (for the 20 day period - thats 7% for year).  

 4. Minister Williams speaks.
    The Minister updated us on his God Squad activity.  He explained how they were out in force for Juvet.  And was happy to report only one shooting that weekend which had nothing to do with the Parade or related events.   The God Squad is also part of the 70th Precinct Interfaith Council.   He announced the next God Squad meeting with Pakistani Youth Organization on the 27th.  He had just come from his “State of the Block” Meeting and reported that the turnout, despite the rain, was great. 

 5.  The CO and Secretary speak on National Night Out.
     The CO thanked Ed Powell for his 30 years as head of the PCC and particularly for his work on National Night Out.  Secretary Thompson also added a special thanks to 70th PCC Explorers who stuck it out in the rain.  The photos tell the story.
  6.  Alan Pierre on behalf of Rodynese Bichotte. 
        Mr. Pierre came to introduce himself as the new Rep for Assemblymember Bichotte.

7.  Two citizens spoke 
     highlighting Officers Sesay and Callendar for their NCO work of late. 

8.  Next meeting
   Scheduled for the 24th of October at the United Cerebral Palsy Center at 7:30 PM
Respectfully submitted,

Nathan Thompson

Minutes of September, 2018
70 Pct. Community Council, NYPD 

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