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Colin and all,
I am responding to the original e-mail, though it seems by 2 others there's a confirmed investigation.
This is most disturbing, especially after the CB7 meeting with the 72nd Pct. where they promised to up the police's presence in the norther part of the district.
I may ask CB7's Public Safety Committee to hold an emergency summer meeting...as this MUST STOP. The spike in violent crime in this part of the Pct. is extremely troubling, and I believe, controllable with more focused pro-active patrolling by the Pct.
While zero crime should be the goal, this amount of violent crime in our area (and in the South Slope) is 100% unacceptable. At the very least, as a community we should try to meet to see, what as average citizens, we can do, since the Pct. obviously cannot handle the situation appropriately.
I've lived at 7th ave and 20th for five years, and I've heard from a couple of neighbors I trust that there was another rape right here at our intersection over the weekend. I haven't seen anything written about this elsewhere, so I wanted to get the word out if it isn't yet.
Here are the basics of what the people I've spoken with have passed on -- the rape happened late one night this weekend (I believe Friday, and I would guess that it had to have occurred around the car wash and new donut shop east of 7th ave). Today there were detectives at the Greenwood deli asking about their security footage. A detective also spoke to one of the neighbors who filled me in -- he couldn't recall the name, but my neighbor did say the detective was from the 72nd precinct.
If anyone knows of other coverage or information, I'd be grateful for it. I wish I had more to substantiate this, but what I've heard has me concerned enough to send this around and try to make more people aware. If this did happen, I really hope that more comes out soon, especially in light of recent events and the meeting on the subject, so that the community is better prepared to take the appropriate steps/precautions.
...elevation, not just inebriation...