The latest neighborhood shooting (at Putnam and Grand) seems to have sparked a call to action. (thank god) This just in from SCH:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2008
CLINTON HILL CONSTITUENTS, COMMUNITY LEADERS, AND COUNCIL MEMBER LETITIA JAMES HOLD EMERGENCY PRESS EVENT TO DISCUSS SOLUTIONS FOR UPSURGE OF CRIME IN BROOKLYN
Council Member Letitia James, along with Clinton Hill constituents are holding an emergency press event, Wednesday, May 21, at 4 PM to bring attention to the increase of gun violence and crime in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
The group plans to discuss short term strategic solutions, which include more police presence in the area, as well long term solutions that involve improving economic development on Fulton Street, and the creation of a website for constituents to collect and track crime data.
What: Emergency Press Conference to Address Criminal Activity in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
When: Wednesday, May 21st at 4:00 PM
Where: Corner of Grand Avenue and Putnam Avenue (if rain - the event will move to the Fort Greene Senior Center located at 966 Fulton Street). Subway: C train to Clinton-Washington stop * exit Washington Avenue onto Fulton Street * walk towards Grand Avenue on Fulton
Contact: Amyre Loomis at (718) 260-9191
4pm, when most people can't go. At least the politicos are acknowledging the problem, but what will be done in terms of action?