EVERY LOVING PARENT WANTS TO LIVE IN PEACE AND SECURITY WITH THEIR CHILDREN. Two hundred men, to be exact, were placed in our community at the Stadium Family Center (renamed Basic Stadium Men's Center) and none of our elected officials or Community Board #4 members informed the community. We went on to discover, sexual predators were housed there. This was done near 2 (two) Elementary Schools = PS 126 and PS 11. (picture is of the Shelter)
We are facing institutional racism in Bronx, NY.
***under MEGAN'S LAW THE STATE IS REQUIRED TO INFORM GROUPS THAT HAVE
A VULNERABLE POPULATION ABOUT SEX OFFENDERS, SEX OFFENDERS WHO ATTACK
CHILDREN AND AND THAT INCLUDES ON A MONTHLY BASIS WITH A COPY OF THE
PHOTO OF THE EX OFFENDER. Right now this information is not even
discretionary it is non existent.
2) WE LEARNED BY MEN APPEARING ON OUR BLOCK AND BY SEARCHING ON THE WEB.
The issue is not the shelter. The issue is policy that dumps complex and sociological problems on and already traumatized community. The issue is not the shelter. The issue is greed and the lack of respect for the "INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHTS over a corporation's business venture. The state plans to run the communities like a business a RACIST business and we then have been eliminated from the equation. Our streets aren't plowed We are living in the highest rate of poverty. This might work well for Promesa and DHS but this doesn't work for the Highbridge Community. I do hope this gains momentum and history shows that it started in the BRONX
We, as a Community, must be in charge to create a Community with a unifying vision and not follow the imaginary spin by policy makers. Matters that imperil public safety have reached the boiling point and are clearly being abused in the hands of the greedy.
We, in Highbridge, lead in all of the negative economic-social statistics. We see this Men's Transitional Shelter as a crisis being deliberately created due to the large number of complex medical and social issues coming into the community on a constant 3 to 5 month flow.
History: The children were kicked out of Macombs Dam & Mullaly Parks in 2006 by the Yankee Land. WE want POSITIVE RESOURCES COMING INTO HIGHBRIDGE.
WE CHARGE ALL ELECTED LEADERS TO PROTECT THIS COMMUNITY AND RESPECT OUR WISHES.
CALL BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR
718 – 590-3500
Recent Radio Interview:
WFAN with Bob Salter
WHAT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE. WE MUST FIRST KNOW WHAT'S UP. CHECK OUT WHERE WE STAND IN US IN "THE MEASURE OF AMERICA".
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COMMUNITY FORUM IN DECEMBER 2010:
FYI Sex Offenders in Zip Code 10452 - 10 level 2 & level 3 showing at Shelter's address:
This is pretty good for the Daily News
"Surprise! City opens men's shelter - without Bronx neighborhood's OK"
BY Mike Jaccarino
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
THIS ONE HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD!!
NOW SHOWING UP ON OTHER BLOGS..by morning should be a lot more pick up.
6 MONTHS LATER..NOW WE SEE THE TIDE IS TURNING!! The need to stop the madness grows more desperate every day. The residents call is for rationality and respect for the quality of life for all our children.
SEE WHAT OUR COMMUNITY BOARD CHAIR IS NOW SAYING: