The 'scarecrow' Police car on Three islands Blvd. as captured in action by me yesterday
It's time to retire the empty 'scarecrow' Hallandale Beach patrol car on Three Islands Blvd. since everyone, including criminals, knows that there are no police actually in the immediate vicinity. February 10, 2013 photo by South Beach Hoosier. © 2013 Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved
* Important Three Islands community meeting tonight at 7 p.m.at the Anchor Bay condo at 300 Three Islands Blvd., located adjacent to the Three Islands south security gate. Park in guest parking.
Besides the two recent unsolved murders in Venetian Park -see below- and the increase in break-ins and robberies in the area, there's likely to be more than a little discussion and gnashing of teeth by HB residents who are VERY frustrated with the city's laughably insufficient policing policies in the area, which makes it likely that this'll be one of the few public meetings this year where HB City Hall does not have 'plants' at the location to kiss their butts and say what a great job everyone is doing.
Everyone at HB City Hall is NOT doing a great job, and that includes the HB Police Dept.
Almost everyone I speak to in this city, but esp, who those who live in NE and the Venetian Park neighborhood in particular have watched with dismay as whatever visible Police presence the TISND is paying for that's assigned to the area near Scavo Park, seems to spend all or most of their time doing paperwork, NOT actually observing what's going on and interacting with citizens.
It's sort of hard to interact when the assigned off-duty police car that the Three Islands Safe Neighborhood District is paying for always seems to have their tinted windows up -and the A/C is on.
Everyone I know in the area believes this to be the case because they've personally watched it so many times, for so very long.
And so have I.
And so have I.
It's become the defacto default position for the police.
I plan on being at the meeting tonight.
-----South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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