Well things aren't getting any better in North Central, matter of fact, they aren't getting any better in Troy in general. We are on a downside and it feels as though someone used wax paper on it. We have had vindictive people setting homes on fire, people wild in the streets where the whole dam Police Dept. had to come out to contain them, then the girls fighting in the street, the next night the guys fighting in the street and now yesterday a murder in the stairwell of the Taylor Apt. High rise.Though the murder scene is well removed from North Central it is still a Hugh concern.
What is causing all this? What is making people lose control and just how long can we live like this? Not too much longer if you talk to people who live in North Central or anywhere in Troy for that matter. In a city with taxes higher than the Empire State Building it is just disgusting and I personally am dam disgusted! Who the heck is in control here anyway??? It doesn't appear to be anyone at the moment and we better well do something about it now!
People are screaming for the return of the Street Crime Unit, which did a heck plan
a job of squelching the last flare up but our Mayor apparently doesn't see the value of it. Lou Rosamilia is a very nice man, but to repeat the phrase of "nice guys finish last" is NOT where we want to be .Mayor Lou's last involvement in Troy had nothing to do with problems of this sort and in situations like this those who have been there before and for years should take the control and let the History of what stopped the problem repeat itself, no time for "trying something new". The
P E A C E plan has not worked, no one has seen any Officers walking the streets. Why? I'll tell you why, they are too dam busy running around the City answering calls like crazy. If you listen to the Scanner, you will end up in a Panic Attack over all of the fights and violence they are responding too, so how the hell can they walk the streets!
Chief Tedesco has been on the Police force for 36 years......yes Folks 36 years AND he has a Master's Degree in Business Administration, so he is no "bumbling idiot". So why would anyone who has not served one day on the Police force feel they know more than him, and feel they can tell him what to do? And believe me there are a variety of people trying to do so, and then it makes it look like he is the fool. Let me tell you he is not and neither are the Citizens of Troy. Nina Nichols won her bid for City Council and then was named head of the Public Safety Committee. She won on the popularity vote, but unfortunately has no prior experience in the problems in the City of Troy. Nina has someone filling her head with garbage and directing her to spend her time attacking the Chief. If you attended the last Public Safety meeting, you would have thought you were someplace else as it had nothing to do with Public Safety! It was one pretty nasty attack after another on the Chief, which had nothing to do with the safety of the Citizens of Troy. Now who do you think set her up for that and wrote her scripts? I will leave that for the"Comment Gallery" and I am sure that very person will be the first to comment......of course Anonymously!
Let's get back to the business of protecting Troy and it's Taxpayers, I am sure all of these people causing the problems are NOT paying taxes, matter of fact don't even live in the City of Troy, and as for the murder on Canal Street aren't even Citizens! We are not made of money and cannot afford a penny more in taxes, so let's maximize what we have and let's stop the Comedy Show and cheap entertainment as I for one do not think any of it is very funny. The History of what you all say and do is going to follow you for a long time after you are out of office, and right now it is pretty negative.
A lot of the problem with the uncontrollable people is a combination of the Drug Trade and abusing Social Services. I will go into that next BLOG as right now I need to cool off a little. And let me tell you there are a lot of people out there as burned up or more than I am and you all need to take notice of that, before the 'normal' people get out of control and there are a lot of angry people out there trying to control their tempers.
This is definitely THE WAY IT IS!