Over my dead body -- on both counts! We have enough Dollar Stores in my area. By the last count it was five, plus neighborhood convenience stores. They are crime magnets and do not offer customers quality goods or services.
And that church is a historic part of my neighborhood. I have walked by it countless times and it would be a shame for my neighborhood and the entire Rochester community if it was destroyed.
We must preserve our historic landmarks. It is what makes our community unique and in a position to attract attention and commerce. Building a "discount grocery store" is another way of saying "dollar store" and should be of great shame to Marvin Maye who seeks money over the communities desires and best interests. Join me in saying NO! Sign my petition and let city counsel and local government know exactly how you feel. https://www.change.org/petitions/help-susa…
It is never too late to be part of the solution.
This article bends over backwards to be apologetic to the police department as if both sides have equal arguments for their actions. The police actions are clearly not justified in this instance. Customers may have had to walk around a crowd of young men, but none were prevented from going in the store of leaving the store.
Not only did one police officer arrest these young men, but several police officers participated in the arrest meaning, to me, that the actions of the police were systematic and that none of the officers questioned the lead officers actions.
This could be considered an isolated incident if not for
--The arrest of Benny Warr by police for waiting at a bus stop. He was thrown to the ground and pulled out of his wheelchair by arresting officers.
--The Arrest of Willie Lightfoot by the RPD for DWI when he confronted officers beating a detained man. He was at his barbershop and not operating a motor vehicle at the time.
--The arrest of Emily Good for filming the police stopping a young black man.
--The retaliation against Emily Good supporters by systematically ticketing their vehicles outside the Flying Squirrel Community Center.
and countless other incidents.
The reason there is such a prevalent no snitching policy among Rochester residents is because if you talk to the police you will get beaten and/or arrested and whatever help you were trying to give will backfire. The police know that your poor, disadvantaged and no one will believe your story unless you recorded it.
I expect more from my local paper when covering stories of this nature. You've disappointed me and many other people City Newspaper.
I believe that the problems we are facing in terms of crime and police actions have been brewing for a very long time. We've had many public acts of police officers arresting innocent bystanders: Emily Good, Benny Warr, the Edison Tech Trio, etc. and murders being left unsolved.
When you talk to the working poor of this city they feel beat down by a system that sees them as the criminal first and nothing second. That is a huge problem that no one in authority has addressed adequately.
City residents need long form answers from their candidates. No longer should we rely on sound bites, quips and flyers to determine how we vote for a candidate. If your interested in my latest initiative dealing with the upcoming election visit my new blog.
Yes that's right. Suzie B. Anthony has a blog and you should read it. http://suziebanthony.wordpress.com/
Darn right its a poor fit. I walked by that church nearly every day I lived in Rochester. People need to get their act together and start supporting this cities history. You don't wanna see Suzie B. angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry. Oh and sign my petition to save this building. http://www.change.org/petitions/help-susan…
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