Monday, January 18, 2016

After shooting Thursday night, patrol tower arrives on Avenue C and 12th Street


[Reader-submitted photo]

As previously noted, an EVG reader told us that there were three shots fired in front of 193 Avenue C at East 12th Street late Thursday night.

According to a report in the Post, a 23-year-old man had been shot in the left leg. Police said that the victim, who was trying to leave the scene in a cab, "was uncooperative and refused to give them a description of the suspect."

Yesterday, a reader as well as EVG contributor Bobby Williams pointed out the arrival of an NYPD patrol tower (SkyWatch) on Avenue C at East 12th Street.


[Photo by Peter Brownscombe]

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everytime something happens , they bring that stupid tower around as if it is going to solve anything.

Anonymous said...

Lazy policing, knee jerk reaction.

Anonymous said...

Typical. When it affects rich people in the park, there's an outcry. When it affects poor people in the projects, there's silence.

Giovanni said...

@12:26 PM. When the NY Post complains that there are too many homeless people in Tompkins Square Park, it's not appropriate to put up a police tower, so of course people complain. When there is a shooting and the shooter is on the loose, it's appropriate to put up a police tower, and no one is complaining.

Michael Ivan said...

Get more cops walking the beat (not sitting in cars) without their personal cell phones (not swiping heads down), please. Use existing cops, already on scheduled duty. This is an initiative that would cost zero additional funding.

Robert Galinsky said...

Complain complain complain! The tower on that corner works complainers who don't live on this corner. Impulsive teens with guns see the police tower and they don't do the same things they would otherwise. Complain complain complain! Ignorant complainers with no balls post anonymously...

Agreed that more cops on the beat is a good idea. Do I like the tower? No. Will it work? It does.

Sign your names from now on or you are ineffective...

topsider said...

Looks like a prison guard tower. You can catch the guy with the Domain Awareness System and NYCHA's Viper video system

Edmund Dunn said...

Waiting on ‏@NYPDTWEETTOWER for his/her tweet.

Anonymous said...

You guys really don't understand how the police department works or you would shut up with this "more cops on the beat" nonsense.