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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME A HUGE SUCCESS AS THE HIP-HOP AGAINST GUN & GANG VIOLENCE PROJECT, POWER 105.1, NYPD, D.A. VANCE, PALMER’S COCOA BUTTER AND THE NYCHA COMMUNITY UNITE TO FIGHT CRIME & VIOLENCE

 

Gun & Gang Violence Continues To Go Down As Police/Community Relations Grow Stronger

 

The Groundbreaking Kerner Report, Authorized By Former President Johnson, Has the

Powerful Solution To Improve Public Safety

In our continued efforts to improve Police/Community relations we have to look at July as one of the worst on record as we experienced a rash of “Payback Ambush Attacks” on the Police, as well as unarmed Black Men being killed by the Police that was captured on video further straining Police/Community relations.  If we want to reduce crime and violence it starts with improving the level of respect and trust the Police and Community have for each other.  It’s in the best interest of both parties because officers want to come home safe to their families and so do citizens.  The only group that benefits from a divided community are the criminals that have no respect for laws & life and the super rich who profit from poverty, war, crime, gun and gang violence.

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Charles Fisher and Capt. Hernandez.

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It’s just a matter of time before the poor and middle class realize that as they fight and kill each other in the trenches the rich are laughing to the bank.  Divide and conquer is the oldest trick in the book and the concept is still at work in communities across America.  The Police and community residents don’t trust each other, and both parties have their own Wall of Silence.  This is a vicious cycle leaving a trail of death on both sides because no one wants to talk and compromise.

There is so much killing going on in our society that we have become desensitized to violence.  Murders and shootings are common occurrences in poor and disadvantaged communities and our leaders, who really care, are powerless because they work for and/or are at the mercy of the rich.  As Donald Trump has stated, “we live in a rigged system.”  Why do you think the brightest minds in politics can’t find a solution to the problems that we have discussed for decades?  The best way to break free from the spell of hate is to unite.  America, you need to know that the Kerner Report ordered by former President Johnson has the best formula for poor and middle class citizens to change the game and win.  Johnson, who passed the Civil Rights Act, was a wise and powerful man, but his solution was never implemented and that is why the chaos continues today.  It is our hope that the Millennials, who are being hit the hardest, will do what their parents and grandparents should have done and finally execute the plan.  Stay tuned for more on that initiative.

Power 105.1 team with the winner of the Palmer's Cocoa Butter.

Power 105.1 team with a participant holding Palmer’s Cocoa Butter which was given away at the event.

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Through the National Night out Against Crime project we are informing young citizens that all Police are not the enemy.  We have to tear down the walls that a few bad cops and criminals have created so we can unite and fight for more than just one night.  This community-police awareness initiative is held the first Tuesday of August.  Texas and Florida have the option to use the alternate date of the first Tuesday in October to avoid hot weather.  The annual event started in 1984 and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the U.S. and Canada.  The activities are designed to increase awareness about police programs in communities such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch, and other anti-crime efforts.  The events are typically organized by block watches, non-for-profit organizations, companies, and police departments and can be as simple as backyard cookouts to full-blown festivals, which include live music, food, and entertainment.

Sharieff "The Fitness Sheriff," Charles Fisher and Det. Angel Lujan.

Sharieff “The Fitness Sheriff,” Charles Fisher and Det. Angel Lujan.

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NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton officially resigned on National Night Out Against Crime Day.  He praised the NYPD for keeping crime down continuously for the past 25 years in a row, as crime increased in cities nationwide.  Bratton says that overall, shootings and arrests are down and he attributes these statistics to neighborhoods and citizens who care and pinpoint policing tactics by the NYPD.  In 2016 there were 680 fewer incidents of violent crimes, 131 fewer shootings, and homicides decreased by 4% compared to the same period in 2015.  There have also been 11,000 fewer arrests.  When the Police and the community work together there is no criminal safe in NYC or any city.  Thanks to groups like Cure Violence, the Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence project, Power 105.1 and Video Music Box we have a safer public and the data is proof of our collective efforts.  It is our intentions to reach out to celebrities, politicians and executives to take this Police/Community improvement initiative to another level and through the Power Partners 4 Peace platform we are doing just that.

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Little girl grabs the contest spindle.

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As we work with the NYPD and their fearless PSA Unit in and around Public Housing we are building a bridge that will open up new doors for residents who want to be a part of the solution and not the problem.  During these dangerous and violent times we can’t let the negative actions of a few hinder the progress of so many.  The public needs good Police who are ready to stand up and protect the proud legacy of all who wear the “Almighty Blue Brand” from officers who are not worthy of the uniform.  When growing up many of us wanted to join the military, be a Police Officer or a Fireman because being draped in a uniform gave you the feeling of being a super hero.  This is part of American culture thanks in part to comic books, cartoons and television.  The uniform of a Policeman represented pride, bravery and integrity.  But the problem today is that a few bad cops have stained the “Blue Brand” and we need the many good Police to take back the Blue Uniform they risk their lives for daily.  Super heroes are leaders and the public needs leadership to improve public safety.

The event at Jefferson Houses was packed with plenty of networking between the Police and community. There were games, food, hot music by DJ BSmoove, and prize give-a-ways such as tickets to a cruise, the Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg Concert and the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival, both at Jones Beach courtesy of Power 105.1, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter and the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council.  There was a welcome presentation by NYPD’s Captain Hernandez and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr., who is committed to use his office to build better relations between the Police and Community.  The D.A. knows that to prosecute crimes you need the Police and Community working as a team.

Det. Lujan, Charles Fisher, Manhattan DA Cy Vance, Sharieff "The Fitness Sheriff."

Det. Lujan, Charles Fisher, Manhattan DA Cy Vance, Jr., Sharieff “The Fitness Sheriff.”

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Said Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance, Jr., “I’m looking forward to working with the Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence Project, Power 105.1 and the Police to better serve and protect the citizens that voted me into office.  We can’t win the war on crime without citizens who care and a Police Department who understands that the community plays a very important role when it comes to safety and convictions.”

Through the Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence Project and our partners at Power 105.1, Rap 2 Bridge The Gap, and the Power Partners 4 Peace initiative we are on a mission to improve public safety by ending gun and gang violence and it starts with building a stronger bridge between the public and Police.  From May thru August we are conducting 105 events over 105 days to accomplish this task.  It is our hope that you will join us at our NYCHA “Family Day” events as we continue to look for new partners to help us Stand Up and Stomp Out Gun & Gang Violence in NYCHA and the surrounding communities.

Sharieff "The Fitness Sheriff," DJ BSmoove, and Colin Olufemi from Power 105.1 with a concert ticket winner.

Sharieff “The Fitness Sheriff,” DJ BSmoove, and Colin Olufemi from Power 105.1 with a concert ticket winner.

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Special shoutouts to Joe DeAngelis, Thea Mitchem, Gee Spin, Chiara Morrison, Power 105.1’s Street Team, and Palmer’s Cocoa Butter for stepping up to the plate for 3 straight summers and providing the resources and support to keep NYC the safest Big City in the Country.  We respect a socially responsible partner who does what they say when it comes to healing the wounds that have strained Police/Community relations.  We also want to thank the NYPD’s PSA Division lead by Lieutenant Cleare and Det. Redric for their commitment to public safety.  With the continued support of Power 105.1, the NYPD and District Attorneys we are confident that crime will go down even further as Police and Community relations grow stronger because a united community is a criminal’s worst nightmare.

Little girl with Power 105.1 sticker.

Little girl with Power 105.1 sticker.

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For info on how to become a Power Partner 4 Peace or info on the Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence project or the groundbreaking Kerner Report hit us up at: RandyKFisher@gmail.com.

Written and edited by Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher (@HHSYC).

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