Friday, January 05, 2007

Police Adopt-a-Block Program

Commander McCoy of the Third District MPD has circulated an announcement about a new "Adopt-a-Block" program instituted by incoming chief Lanier. According to the announcement, "PSA Lieutenants will assign a block to each officer within their PSA for adoption. This will be accomplished by Saturday January 6, 2007." Haven't seen any details or flyers yet, and of course, it remains to be seen if this will really be thoroughly implemented and accepted by line officers. Still, I think it's a promising beginning and deserves support.

The monthly PSA 308 community meeting is scheduled for 6:30 on January 11 at the United House of Prayer for All People, 630 M Street. This might be a good opportunity to get some more information about this program and what the MPD is doing about the recent wave of violence in the neighborhood. Lt. Neal is listed as the contact--wonder if that means he's been reinstated.

16 Comments:

At 1/05/2007 8:28 AM, Blogger richard said...

oh goody...we'll keep ours busy!

that's doing the police work for the police..isn't it? i told you they'd devise a plan to keep themselves in the cars.

lets hope that the filter at the Lt. level is clear because the current situation is out of control.

soon Lt. and his enablers will run out of excuses and Newsham knows this.

 
At 1/05/2007 9:57 AM, Blogger si said...

Lt. Neal is back.

 
At 1/05/2007 11:29 AM, Blogger Shaw Rez said...

There was a mugging/BEATING at 9th and T earlier this week, FYI. I hear the victim is doing ok but looks pretty rough. The assailants (2 men is all I know) have not been caught.

This violence in our neighborhood has got to stop.

 
At 1/07/2007 12:07 PM, Anonymous GAY HAMBURGER said...

gee, i hope we get a cutie assigned to us! hahaha

 
At 1/07/2007 12:39 PM, Anonymous districtdirt said...

I rent a house at 6th and M with several roommates. I hear gunshots occasionally, but didn't know if they were in Shaw, or were echoing from further away. Then the other day, I saw an officer in his car at the end of a block, with a generator and floodlight in tow. I asked him what the floodlight was for, and he said, "to deter gang violence". He then proceded to tell me of all the incidents, shootings, etc. I really had no idea that this sort of thing happened in NW.

I haven't been in the neighborhood very long...only 6 months. So can someone tell me, are things getting better or worse in Shaw? I'm considering moving now. I used to live in Logan, and I watched the neighborhood get better and better over the course of a just a few years. I don't feel the same in Shaw though..at least the section I live in. It just feels like its stagnating.

Thoughts?

 
At 1/07/2007 3:03 PM, Blogger Shaw Rez said...

districtdirt: Perhaps I'm overly optimistic, but I really feel like Shaw is on the brink of revival. When the real estate market picks up again, as it is sure to do *eventually*, Shaw is the next natural place for revitalization in DC given its proximity to downtown (and the rebirth of areas like Chinatown, the old convention center therein) and the Capitol and the general movement of growth towards the east (dupont --> Logan --> SHAW). I feel the fresh wind in the area (at the ANC meetings, in the fervor of new residents, and with the new investments pending), and sincerely believe the area's changing.

 
At 1/07/2007 5:38 PM, Anonymous Diane Lawyer Basura said...

Dirt: As new housing units come on line along NY Avenue we will see improvements in quality of life and delivery of services. people will make the difference.

In Shaw, when 1330 and 1301 7th St are demo'd you will not see much changes on 7th north of N St until Scripture Cathedral is sold for 20 million dollars and they break ground for the new GIANT/O St. Market.

 
At 1/07/2007 6:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Diane Lawyer Basura -- was that sarcasm or is Scripture Cathedral selling?? - shaw rez

 
At 1/07/2007 6:57 PM, Anonymous diane lawyer basura said...

He's asking 25 but will take under 20..he's been shopping it around. It includes the parking lot, the santuary and the annex on 9th. He may have trouble finding a buyer because the alley separates parcel A from B.

 
At 1/08/2007 7:26 AM, Anonymous diane lawyer basura said...

And there isn't a chance that the alley will be closed because it's in an historic district.

 
At 1/08/2007 7:35 AM, Blogger Shaw Rez said...

huh. Any clue what the fair market value (realizing, of course, that that can be a subjective assessment) of those properties are?

If I'm picturing the correct church, Scripture Cathedral is hideous. I can't envision the surrounding property, but wow--that would be a boon if that structure were wiped from our neighborhood.

 
At 1/08/2007 8:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally don't see Shaw getting any better for the forseeable future. There's too much ingrained poverty, drug dependence, and public housing. Even when residents move out of the neighborhood, they come back to commit crime.

My advice is to move back to Logan or (like I'm doing) Capitol Hill.

 
At 1/08/2007 8:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

no way, anon. . . Shaw offers beautiful architecture, close proximity to downtown, increasing investments in the area, and an active populous seeking neighborhood betterment. Logan's success is plateauing, Shaw's only beginning to climb.

 
At 1/08/2007 9:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee.... you guys at least get your block adopted by an officer ... and at least they will drive by periodically in their car. Our area (1D) chose to have our officers visit the hospitals and shut-ins .... I feel SO much safer already. I guess after your officers shoot 'em, then our officers will go visit them in the hospital and read them a story or two. /rob aka TruxtonResident

 
At 1/08/2007 10:26 AM, Anonymous daniel olleverie said...

8:33:

I couldn't agree more. The negativity of Shaw is huge. Even The Shaw Chamber of Commerce can't fool us. Shaw is the dumping ground for homeless clinics, nut case feeding programs for crackheads and highrise section 8 slums, gangsta punks and guilt ridden liberals.

 
At 1/10/2007 5:17 PM, Blogger gpliving said...

Shaw is going to get better sooner than you all think. Mount Vernon Triangle (directly south of Shaw) is going to be full of residential, office buildings, and retail (plus a nice Safeway). If anyone wants to live in anything other than a condo/apt in downtown, the closest place is going to be Shaw. It's kind of hard to visualize right now because the first wave of buildings won't be complete until later this year. But it will be exciting to see Shaw as the closest neighborhood of row houses to the high rises of Downtown.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home