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Dr Funky
June 25th, 2006, 01:45 AM
In case anybody on this site has any form of relation to any of these stories, that is a coincidence and I apologize if you may be offended that I'm posting actual information about events happening in Western New York.

My goal is not to make fun of anybody, but to shed light on events happening out here, because we all know that nobody but us gives a ****.

Dr Funky
June 25th, 2006, 01:47 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?s=4299627

56th Case for Buffalo Homicide Squad This Year

December 29, 2005

The caseload grew again Wednesday night for Buffalo homicide detectives. It comes near the close of a year that saw the return of the homicide squad. News 4's Jodi Hovenden reports from Buffalo police headquarters.

Buffalo homicide detectives are searching for the gunman who shot and killed 24-year-old Jason Lindsay early Thursday morning.

It happened around 1:30 Thursday morning in the Langfield projects as Lindsay was reportedly on his way to see his girlfriend.

Buffalo homicide squad Lieutenant Kenneth Bienko said, "Nobody saw anything. A few people heard the shots. One person looked outside, saw him laying there, and called for an ambulance."

It's the 56th homicide in the city this year, and while detectives do not have any suspects in this case, they have solved about 40 percent of the homicides committed this year since the homicide squad was reinstated in late January.

Investigative Services Chief Anthony Barba said, "The national rate is usually in the fifties, so it's a little disappointing for us that we didn't get more [cases] cleared, but I will say that these homicides are being investigated. We believe we know who did them, and it's only a matter of time."

Detectives have also solved five cold homicide cases in the past 12 months.

Barba said, "We are able to dedicate a lot of time to them, where, when they were doing other crimes -- your burglaries, your robberies, your bank alarms, and so forth -- they couldn't dedicate that time."

But even with a homicide squad, detectives say one of their biggest frustrations is getting citizens to come forward with information about crimes, and in some cases, there is pressure not to talk to police.

Barba said, "They're walking around, while we're trying to... while we're over a homicide scene, people are walking around with these shirts." [see photos at left]

These T-shirts, they say, are sold in neighborhoods where many of the crimes take place.

Barba said, "With this in a community, and people not willing to talk to us and help us, it makes it almost impossible to solve some of these crimes."

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Dr Funky
June 25th, 2006, 01:48 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?s=4579757

Buffalo Police Investigating Deadly Shooting

(Buffalo, NY, March 3, 2006) - - Buffalo police are investigating a deadly shooting. A man was found shot to death near the American Axle plant. News 4's Melissa Holmes reports.

Buffalo police are following clues in order to make an arrest in the city's latest homicide.

Police were called to an industrial area at the corner of East Delavan and William Gaiter Parkway around 8:30 Thursday night after a caller heard gunfire.

When officers arrived, they found a 34-year-old man lying on the street with 3 or 4 gunshot wounds.

The victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

In their investigation, police tracked down a vehicle they say was involved in the shooting on the 1200 block of Genesee Street.

So far, police have not determined any motive for the shooting.

The victim's name has not been released, and there are no arrests so far in this case.

Dr Funky
June 25th, 2006, 01:48 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?s=4529300

Parkdale Avenue Shooting

(Buffalo, NY, February 21, 2006) - - Police in Buffalo are busy investigating a violent, overnight home invasion.

Detectives tell News 4, three or four people with weapons barged into a house on Parkdale Avenue just after 10 o'clock last night.

A person visiting that home was shot in the hand.

Police say one suspect was injured trying to get away and was also treated at a hospital

Dr Funky
June 25th, 2006, 01:49 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?s=4675403

Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Double Murder Case

(Buffalo, NY, March 23, 2006) - - A Buffalo man has taken a plea deal in a westside double homicide case.

25-year-old Josue Ortiz entered guilty pleas on two counts of first-degree manslaughter Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Ortiz used a shotgun to kill restaurant cook Nelson Camacho and his partially-blind brother Miguel in their Niagara Street home two years ago.

Dr Funky
June 25th, 2006, 01:50 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?s=4679832

Detectives Investigating Swan Street Shooting

(Buffalo, NY, March 24, 2006) - - Homicide detectives are following the trail of three gunmen after a shooting near downtown.

Police converged on Swan Street shortly after the shooting at about 10:00 Friday morning.

Detectives believe the victim was carrying a shotgun.

Buffalo Police Lieutenant Patrick Roberts said, "Apparently the victim was walking down Swan Street towards Spring, and he was fired upon by three unknown males, possibly in a blue Ford Tempo."

The victim is a male in his twenties.

He went to ECMC in serious but stable condition with gunshot wounds to the mouth and groin.

Dr Funky
June 25th, 2006, 01:52 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?s=4679783

15-Year-Old Brother of Buffalo Police Officer Murdered

(Buffalo, NY, March 24, 2006) - - Buffalo police are seeking justice for one of their own. News 4's Ellen Maxwell reports a police officer responded to a homicide scene and discovered his own brother was the victim.

Robin Gary, a cousin of Ke'one Littlejohn, said, "It just hurts my heart to see that this boy is gone."

On a bright, chilly afternoon, 15-year-old Ke'one Littlejohn was shot and killed on Sherman Street Thursday.

Tanisha Gaskin, another cousin of Ke'one, said, "I can't see why anybody could honestly take a baby's life like that. You see it every day. You hear about it. For it to hit home, it's real hard."

It's a scene they see all too often on the city streets lately.

This time, it hit very close to home for a Buffalo police officer.

Ke'one's brother, Officer Cedric Littlejohn, responded to the crime scene.

Gaskin said, "If you was a police officer, and you put yourself in his shoes, and not even realize that this your brother, until you turn around, and look again, and see that this is your little brother."

Buffalo Police Captain Mark Maraschiello said, "Motive could have been robbery. Could have been some sort of revenge thing. We really don't know."

Dojetta Brown, Ke'one's aunt, said, "You know, I hear about tragedies in other people's families. Never thought it would hit my own. But it's a 15-year-old died by gun violence, and it's a shame."

The family hopes someone will help police track down Ke'one's killer.

Brown said, "Someone else's child could be next."

Gaskin said, "Please come forward. They have to think what would they do if it was their child. Put your feet in our shoes. They would want somebody to come forward."

Anyone with information about the murder is asked to call Buffalo homicide detectives at 851-4466.

The family is asking for help paying for the funeral.

Donations may be made at M&T Bank locations under the Ke'one T. Littlejohn Fund.

Police are still investigating, but have no suspects.

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Dr Funky
June 25th, 2006, 01:53 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?s=4775155

Men Hold up Restaurant and Shot Owner to Death

(Buffalo, NY, April 16, 2006) - - Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives continue their search this morning for the men who held up a Main Street Restaurant, then shot its owner to death. On Friday, two masked men held up Tony's Ranchouse on Main near Dewey.

During the robbery, they shot the restaurant's owner, 43 year old George Pittilangus, who died a short while later. Pittilangus is remembered by his employees, customers, and even business competitors as a good man, loving husband and father, and caring member of the community.

Local business owner Paul Burgio: "I just can't get over that someone would walk into somewhere and kill a man over a few bucks, it doesn't make any sense to me."

Police say both suspects are men in their 20's. The first is believed to be about five foot ten, 200 pounds and was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with a yellow stripe. The second suspect is believed to be shorter, but was wearing all black clothing during the crime. Anyone with information is asked to call Buffalo Homicide at 851-4466

Dr Funky
June 25th, 2006, 01:54 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?s=4959035

Officers Respond to Shooting Call on Louisiana Street

(Buffalo, NY, May 28, 2006) - - Police are searching for the man who carried out a shooting in broad daylight. Officers responded to a shooting call on Louisiana street late Saturday afternoon.

Upon arriving on location, they found a man lying in the street. Lt. Thomas Rogers of the Buffalo Police Dept.: "The victim says he was exiting his car a man wearing a mask came around the corner and shot him in the leg."

The victim is recovering this morning at ECMC

Dr Funky
June 25th, 2006, 01:55 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?s=4967158

Man Killed in Drive-By Shooting on Congress Street

(Buffalo, NY, May 30, 2006) - - Buffalo police have another homicide on their hands; this time, a drive-by shooting on the city's west side.

Detectives tell News 4 that gunfire from a passing vehicle killed a west side man Tuesday afternoon on Congress Street.

His name has not been released.

Dr Funky
June 25th, 2006, 01:56 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?s=4969019

Man Shot on Fillmore Near Humboldt Parkway

(Buffalo, NY, May 31, 2006) - - Buffalo police are trailing suspects from an overnight shooting on Buffalo's east side.

A man was rushed to ECMC after he was shot on Fillmore Avenue near Humboldt Parkway shortly after midnight.

Authorities have not given us the victim's name or condition

Dr Funky
June 25th, 2006, 01:57 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?s=4974458

Police Investigating Shooting Near Virginia & Ellicott

(Buffalo, NY, June 1, 2006) - - Police were busy investigating an overnight shooting in downtown Buffalo.

Officers say a man was shot in the chest around Virginia and Ellicott Streets shortly after midnight.

The victim is expected to survive.

Police are still searching for the gunman

Dr Funky
June 25th, 2006, 01:58 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5073563

WNY Drug Gang Put Out of Business

(Western New York, JUne 24, 2006) - - Police say a Western New York drug gang known for violence has been put out of business.

Early Friday, federal agents and state and local police rounded up 18 suspected members of the cash money gang during pre-dawn raids in Buffalo, Lackawanna, and Cheektowaga.

The FBI says the gang ran a cocaine ring that operated from Detroit, Atlanta, New York City and Buffalo.

Dr Funky
June 25th, 2006, 10:58 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5075451

Another Shooting on the City's West Side

(Buffalo, NY, June 25, 2006) - - About 20-minutes earlier, detectives were called to the scene of another shooting on the city's west side. Investigators say a man was shot once along 14th Street between Connecticut and York.

The victim was taken to the hospital. Police have not released the man's name. That person is expected to survive

Dr Funky
June 25th, 2006, 11:00 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5075448

Another Busy Morning for Buffalo Detectives

(Buffalo, NY, June 25, 2006) - - Our big story is yet another busy morning for Buffalo detectives who were investigating the Queen City's latest homicide. Police were called to a home on the 14 hundred block of East Delavan Avenue around one thirty Sunday morning.

Inside they found a man who had been shot and killed.

Police are not releasing the victim's name this morning.

Dr Funky
July 2nd, 2006, 01:12 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5095413

Man Robs HSBC Branch on Genesee Street

(Buffalo, NY, June 29, 2006) - - Buffalo police hope a surveillance picture will help catch a bank robbery suspect.

Police say the suspect seen here held up an HSBC branch on Genesee Street around 2:15 Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect fled on foot with cash and a dye pack.

No one was hurt

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Dr Funky
July 2nd, 2006, 01:12 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5099930

Teenager Dies after Being Shot in Head on East Side

(Buffalo, NY, June 30, 2006) - - Buffalo homicide detectives say a young boy has now died of his injuries after a late-night shooting on the city's east side.

Investigators say 13-ear-old Seandell Gonzales of Masten Avenue was shot in the head while riding his bike shortly after 11:00 Thursday night on Kingsley Street near Roehrer.

He died early Friday morning at ECMC.

Detectives are still interviewing possible witnesses, but there are no arrests

Dr Funky
July 2nd, 2006, 01:13 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5103809

Deadly Shooting of a 13 Year Old

(Buffalo, NY, July 1, 2006) - - Buffalo Homicide Detectives are also searching for the gunman responsible for the deadly shooting of a 13 year old on the City's East Side.

Investigators say Seandell Gonzales of Masten Avenue was shot in the head while riding his bike on Kingsley Street Thursday night.

He died at ECMC.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Buffalo Police at 847-2255.

Dr Funky
July 2nd, 2006, 01:14 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5103808

Double Shooting Overnight

(Buffalo, NY, July 1, 2006) - - Buffalo homicide detectives were called to the scene of a double shooting overnight. Investigators were called to Wakefield Avenue and Hill Street in the City's Fillmore-Leroy area shortly after 2 o'clock Saturday morning, where they found two people shot.

One of the victims was shot as many as 9 times and was taken to the hospital.

There is no word on their conditions this morning.

So far, there are no arrests.

Deerhunter
July 2nd, 2006, 10:22 AM
You don't realize how many shootings there are. There ought to be a section in the paper called, "Who was missed". It could list all the attempted shootings in the city. There are a lot I can assure you.

NoCtUrNaL
July 2nd, 2006, 10:32 AM
Well, cops don't have to worry about getting shot...their to busy running into stationary objects (http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5103815&nav=menu41_2) with their patrol cars putting themselves in the hospital.

According to that sites front page where the link is, there's supposed to be a video to go with the story...it's not there though...I saw it on the news last night...not much to see, just a cop staring at the smashed up police car looking befuddled.

buffy
July 2nd, 2006, 11:35 AM
the cop didn't have his seat belt on, that's why he smashed his face,... "injured on duty" that's the name of that tune, good thing he's got the cosmetic rider.

NoCtUrNaL
July 2nd, 2006, 11:49 AM
the cop didn't have his seat belt on, that's why he smashed his face,... "injured on duty" that's the name of that tune, good thing he's got the cosmetic rider.



It's interesting isn't it, they moan that going to one man patrol cars puts their safety in jeopardy, but they don't adhere to the law of seat belt usage which would improve their safety.

The longer you look, the more hypocrisy you see.

Deerhunter
July 2nd, 2006, 11:50 AM
from seatbelt laws, as well as cell phone laws. He was answering a fight call, swerved to miss a car that didn't see him coming. So he didn't cause anyone harm but himself. Real good Cop. Hope he recovers quickly. Air bag didn't deploy. His head smashed the windshield. His kids birthday party was cancelled because he was in the hospital. Was discharged Sat afternoon. Thanks for the well wishes.

NoCtUrNaL
July 2nd, 2006, 12:14 PM
Cops are exempt...

...from personal responsibility.

That about covers it, yep.

Dr Funky
July 2nd, 2006, 12:31 PM
It's interesting isn't it, they moan that going to one man patrol cars puts their safety in jeopardy, but they don't adhere to the law of seat belt usage which would improve their safety.

The longer you look, the more hypocrisy you see.

There is a reason that cops dont wear seatbelts.

IT's because they need to prepare to chase after someone, and when that bad guy runs you have to be able to catch up to him as quickly as possible.

Which means that if you have on a seatbelt you are going to be spending all your time trying to take the belt off, instead of chasing bad guys.


You don't realize how many shootings there are. There ought to be a section in the paper called, "Who was missed". It could list all the attempted shootings in the city. There are a lot I can assure you.

It's the same way here too.

NoCtUrNaL
July 2nd, 2006, 12:36 PM
There is a reason that cops dont wear seatbelts.

IT's because they need to prepare to chase after someone, and when that bad guy runs you have to be able to catch up to him as quickly as possible.

Which means that if you have on a seatbelt you are going to be spending all your time trying to take the belt off, instead of chasing bad guys.

Putting a seatbelt on takes what...2 seconds...taking one off takes what...half that much time. Please.

By that thinking, they wouldn't use the snap on their holster.

Dr Funky
July 2nd, 2006, 03:08 PM
Putting a seatbelt on takes what...2 seconds...taking one off takes what...half that much time. Please.

By that thinking, they wouldn't use the snap on their holster.

LOL, Imagine that you have a belt full of tools. Would you want to sit down in your car, or truck and starp yourself in with all those tools digging into your sides?

Not only that but those police cars aren't in the best condition. Im sure that it isnt as easy as you make it sound. Ever try putting on or taking off a seatbelt in a bucket?

joe d.
July 2nd, 2006, 03:24 PM
:mad: THE NEXT TIME you need a police officer in an emergency....let me know if you feel those 2 0r 3 seconds make a difference with you. IN TODAY'S LACK OF RESPECT FOR LIFE..the last thing we need is for us to criticize a cop. yes... they make good money and may even deserve more...but it's a thin line between you and the next thug who may want to cause you ...or your family harm, and we need to support our POLICE in every way possible. THEY may not all be perfect...but then how close to perfection are you????:( :(

WNYresident
July 2nd, 2006, 03:25 PM
:mad: THE NEXT TIME you need a police officer in an emergency....let me know if you feel those 2 0r 3 seconds make a difference with you. IN TODAY'S LACK OF RESPECT FOR LIFE..the last thing we need is for us to criticize a cop. yes... they make good money and may even deserve more...but it's a thin line between you and the next thug who may want to cause you ...or your family harm, and we need to support our POLICE in every way possible. THEY may not all be perfect...but then how close to perfection are you????:( :(

How many times do police officers acutally show up at the time that the crime is acutally happening versus after the crime has happened?

I would say your arguement fits a fireman far more than a police officer.

Deerhunter
July 2nd, 2006, 04:13 PM
You don't know how many crimes weren't committed because a Cop drove down the street. There is no way to know how much Police presence has done. A call has to be made in order to respond. Are Cops suppossed to read the minds of criminals to thwart their efforts ? Wow. You really can't be that stupid. You expect a bit too much I'd say.

NoCtUrNaL
July 2nd, 2006, 04:19 PM
You don't know how many crimes weren't committed because a Cop drove down the street. There is no way to know how much Police presence has done. A call has to be made in order to respond. Are Cops suppossed to read the minds of criminals to thwart their efforts ? Wow. You really can't be that stupid. You expect a bit too much I'd say.

Sounds like the same thing I've heard before, "unless you can tell me ahead of time where a crime is going to be committed, STFU!"

Do I know where crimes are going to be committed? That easy, wherever you're not.

NoCtUrNaL
July 2nd, 2006, 04:53 PM
Here's the thing, you say "presence deters", I agree.

Problem is, although your job isn't brain surgery, you all want to be paid like brain surgeons.

So they city says, "hey, we only got X amount of dollars to work with, if you ladies want to be paid like brain surgeons you're going to have to thin your ranks"

Cops say, "okay...there's allot of us ready for retirement...someone go wake them up, tell them it's time for them to be retired."


Now you've got fewer cops out there and you're bellyaching that you don't have the manpower to deter crime and we should consider ourselves lucky you even catch a few given how few of you there are.

One day there will only be one cop left and his salary will be the entire budget and he'll spend most of his day bemoaning his plight.

"Oh woe is me...no one understands....oh woe is me...


...is it retirement time yet?"

NoCtUrNaL
July 2nd, 2006, 05:00 PM
:mad: THE NEXT TIME you need a police officer in an emergency...

The next time? Ha...there's yet to be a first time.

I count on cops for my safety about as much as I count on winning the lottery for my financial independence.

NoCtUrNaL
July 2nd, 2006, 05:09 PM
the last thing we need is for us to criticize a cop. yes... they make good money and may even deserve more...but it's a thin line between you and the next thug who may want to cause you harm...
Part of my job entails being in every part of Buffalo and the rest of Western NY daily.

I'm face to face with the criminal element all the time.

When push comes to shove, I'm on my own, and I know that.

The only thing a cop is going to do for me is put a pretty yellow hunk of tape around my corpse should it ever come to that.

Like I've said before, cops aren't raped, cops aren't robbed, and very few of them are killed while on duty by another person. The safest place to be is in a cop’s uniform.

Dr Funky
July 2nd, 2006, 11:17 PM
Part of my job entails being in every part of Buffalo and the rest of Western NY daily.

I'm face to face with the criminal element all the time.

When push comes to shove, I'm on my own, and I know that.

The only thing a cop is going to do for me is put a pretty yellow hunk of tape around my corpse should it ever come to that.

Like I've said before, cops aren't raped, cops aren't robbed, and very few of them are killed while on duty by another person. The safest place to be is in a copís uniform.

LMAO! Are you kidding me? What is your job exactly?

You must have never been a cop in Niagara falls or Buffalo because the safest place? GAAAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Have you ever taken a shotgun blast to the shoulder? Because it happened to a cop here 2 years ago, but you probably forgot that. And from what I've heard, when Buffalo officers get shot nobody ever hears about it.

Yes I agree, there are officers that have abused their authority, hell I've been harassed before, and I even called them to respond to a man with a gun up my block and they showed up a half hour later.

However you cant blame the actions of a few to make it look like the ENTIRE department is like that.

Dr Funky
July 2nd, 2006, 11:20 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5105585&nav=menu41_2

Police Investigate Another Overnight Shooting

(Buffalo, NY, July 2, 2006) - - Buffalo Police are also investigating yet another shooting that happened overnight. Officers were called to ECMC early Sunday morning after a patient arrived there with both legs wounded, apparently by gunfire.

They believe the victim was shot on the 12 hundred block of Fillmore Avenue

Deerhunter
July 3rd, 2006, 06:41 AM
Be it an inferiority complex, paranoia, jealousy, whatever the reason, some people don't like Cops. Thats life, and thats fine. There are people I don't like. Not stereotypical, but individuals that I believe the world would be better off without. But getting back, some people will probably never need a Cop in an individual incident. I will probably never need the Armed Forces to protect me personally. But I do know I as an American am protected by an incredibly strong military. Their presence makes my life and the freedoms I enjoy. The way I see it, Police in America do the same thing. Though I have needed them in the past , most people won't. But their mere presence or existance keeps the Country from anarchy. Gangs would run wild. The Mafia would control every money making venture in existance. Police agencies keep this from occurring.

Trolls_r_us
July 3rd, 2006, 04:26 PM
I like Cops, personally

everytime I see some "tough guy gansta" get busted for selling coke or for raping women and beating up residents, I smile

Cops have to deal with the SCUM OF THE EARTH on a daily basis

IT takes a certain mindset to be a cop, IMO.

You have to have a certain degree of "tough guy" in your personaility or you would not last 2 seconds on the streets with these creeps

most violent criminals only respect and understand violence, whether it is actually physical or just implied

I applaud the Cops.

They're like any group of people: a few true winners, some decent, some average, some below average, and a few "on the take"

Dr Funky
July 5th, 2006, 12:01 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5110888

Double Shooting on Goodyear Avenue

(Buffalo, NY, July 4, 2006) - - A violent beginning to the July 4 holiday: Buffalo police responded to the scene of a double shooting.

Officers say a man and woman showed up at ECMC after being shot on Goodyear Avenue around 3:30 Tuesday morning.

There's no word on the victims' names or conditions, or if police have any suspects in custody.

NoCtUrNaL
July 5th, 2006, 12:19 AM
The Mafia would control every money making venture in existance. Police agencies keep this from occurring.

The police don't want the mafia hording in on the protection racket.

NoCtUrNaL
July 5th, 2006, 12:24 AM
Officers say a man and woman showed up at ECMC after being shot on Goodyear Avenue around 3:30 Tuesday morning.

It's a free country, but some things aren't a good idea...like drinking water directly out of Lake Erie and taking strolls on Goodyear Avenue in Buffalo at 3am.

communicator
July 5th, 2006, 02:53 AM
Hey Nocturnal, how many brain surgeons were killed in the line of duty last year. I believe 153 officers were. 466 officers names were added to the Police memorial wall in Washington DC. Over the past 10 yrs. there is an average of 163 officers killed in the line of duty each year. Guess how many brain surgeons died the same way. ZERO! How many brain surgeons are going to get out of bed at 3AM to save your a$$? NONE. How many brain surgeons rushed up into the twin towers on 9/11? NONE! ! ! ! How many brain surgeons work through holidays? NONE. How many brain surgeons work overnight in the worst of the Buffalo weather? NONE. How many brain surgeons get paid under $100,000 per year? NONE.

NoCtUrNaL
July 5th, 2006, 04:27 AM
Brain surgeons save lives, cops put yellow tape around victims.

As far as how many cops died while on duty, the last one to do so in Buffalo died by his own hands almost a decade ago.

I'm sure your being brain dead and given your propensity to break the law or being the victim of a law breaker puts you at greater need for a cop while having absolutely no need for a brain surgeon.

Deerhunter
July 5th, 2006, 06:36 AM
at least one, maybe one in E and one in C too. The guy that is dead for sure was out of D Dist. Stabbed. They had to call in Cops from B cause all the D Cops were tied up on calls. Some calls were 10 hrs old when my shift ended, one , a domestic was 12. Don't need the Cops for quick response on July 4th. Bad idea, too much going on, too few Cops. Communicator, don't bother arguing with Nocturnal emission, he does not like Cops, and likes when they die in the line of duty. He was probably locked up by Cops therefore doesn't like them. Just say a prayer for him.

Trolls_r_us
July 5th, 2006, 10:03 AM
didn't a Buffalo police officer die in a car crash about 3 years ago on Delaware ave chasing after a suspect?

I think that was just before they went to single officer patrol cars, so there was a driver and a passenger, and the passenger was killed...

and look at the mob mentality of the group in Lockport.

you're telling me that police don;t have a dangerous job?

BTW, what is up with the "auxillary police?" I thought that was just a joke that Phil Hendrie did on his radio show.....

unarmed citizen-cops "politely asking" a group of thugs who are likely drunk as hell and not about to listen to stop lighting fireworks?

yes, I said "thugs." They surrounded the unarmed cops like a gang would, then threw rocks when the Lockport PD got there.

It was a plain and simple case of "fuc* the cops, we'll do whatever we want!

AND to top it all off, when the cops put down their little revolt and hauled a few off to jail, they cry to the news that the police used "brutaility" and "overreacted"

and of course, they played the RACE CARD....

lol

so if you're a cop, you get sent to a location to stop ILLEGAL ACTIVITY, and a bunch of drunken idiots tell you to f-off and then SURROUND YOU, throw rocks and bottles at you, and you MACE THEM ((not shoot them, not beat the living **** out of them with your nightsticks, just MACE them) then you get painted to be the BAD GUY

amazing....

NoCtUrNaL
July 5th, 2006, 10:56 AM
Communicator, don't bother arguing with Nocturnal emission, he does not like Cops, and likes when they die in the line of duty. .

If that were true I'd be a very sad person. Such is not the case though. :D

<center>Only 3 Buffalo Cops have died while on duty in the past 29 years.</center>

The last one died driving into a tree. Not shot, stabbed, beat up, etc. he drove into a tree. It sucks the dude is dead, but he wasn't murdered.

Anyway, in that same time span the city of Buffalo has averaged 50 or so murders a year....so that's around 1450 homicides in Buffalo since "79". The solve rate is around 50% for murders.

Of course, if you’re a cop and your shot...you get your very own posse of other cops to look for the perp. If you’re a citizen and you’re murdered, you get a bright yellow tape around your carcass and a nice new body bag to have it put in.

You may get a posse of cops looking for your killer, I don't know, I've yet to see a posse of cops looking for a perp after a civilian is murdered, maybe it's an invisible posse.

Dr Funky
July 5th, 2006, 12:18 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5113382

Rash of Deadly Violence Keeps Police Detectives Busy

(Buffalo, NY, July 5, 2006) - - Buffalo Police were stretched thin overnight as three violent crimes happened across the city. Two victims are dead and several others are wounded. News 4's Lorey Schultz has the latest.

On holidays, most police departments try to get by with a smaller patrol, but Tuesday night in Buffalo, some officers were called in, while others extended their shifts after a very violent night in the city.

As many of us celebrated Independence Day, Buffalo Police raced from scene to scene. It was a violent fourth of July on city streets, putting officers to the test.

The violence started just after 11:00. Homicide detectives responded to a stabbing on Brayton Street.

Investigators say someone stabbed 25 year old Richard Beecham in the chest. He was pronounced dead at Buffalo General.

An hour later, witnesses told police that a gunman walked up to a group of people and opened fire on Portage and East Utica Streets.

One person died in the attack. A second victim was shot in the torso, and taken to the hospital. Later, a third person walked into ECMC saying he had also been shot.

Around the same time, another shooting - this time in the Langfield housing complex. Police say three teens were sitting on a park bench when the gunman drove up and opened fire, striking a 15 year old boy in the chest.

The three major crimes occurred within hours of each other, stretching officers to the limit. Many had a scheduled day off for the holiday.

Wednesday, detectives will be busier than usual, trying to solve all of these new cases.

Buffalo Police Dept. Lt. John King said, "Now we're going to have more detectives in because we have three serious incidents occurring all at the same time, and we only had enough detectives to cover one incident."

Police don't believe the three cases are linked, and Wednesday are looking for the suspects in all of these overnight attacks.

In the meantime, Wednesday afternoon, the 15 year old boy continues to recover. He's listed in critical condition at ECMC.

Dr Funky
July 5th, 2006, 12:21 PM
If that were true I'd be a very sad person. Such is not the case though. :D

<center>Only 3 Buffalo Cops have died while on duty in the past 29 years.</center>

The last one died driving into a tree. Not shot, stabbed, beat up, etc. he drove into a tree. It sucks the dude is dead, but he wasn't murdered.

Anyway, in that same time span the city of Buffalo has averaged 50 or so murders a year....so that's around 1450 homicides in Buffalo since "79". The solve rate is around 50% for murders.

Of course, if youíre a cop and your shot...you get your very own posse of other cops to look for the perp. If youíre a citizen and youíre murdered, you get a bright yellow tape around your carcass and a nice new body bag to have it put in.

You may get a posse of cops looking for your killer, I don't know, I've yet to see a posse of cops looking for a perp after a civilian is murdered, maybe it's an invisible posse.

Do you know why that cop ran into a pole?

He was responding to an armed robbery call.

That means that the guy that was responsible for doing the actual robbery contributed to the death of that officer and could have been tried for a murder charge.

His actions led to the death of a police officer.

Not only that but that same robber was the Blood General that shot the Niagara Fals cop, and he got his head blown off by the department firearms instructor.

joe d.
July 5th, 2006, 12:32 PM
It doesnt really break my heart when i see a drug dealer or criminal of this stature laying in the street waiting for the coroner. what really has happened is that he or whoever elected him to meet his maker probably saved the taxpayer some future expenses. ...even perhaps saved a police officer's life.
Where is CHARLES BRONSON when we need him??? G O D D A M M THE PUSHER!!!:rolleyes:

communicator
July 5th, 2006, 01:01 PM
If that were true I'd be a very sad person. Such is not the case though. :D

<center>Only 3 Buffalo Cops have died while on duty in the past 29 years.</center>

The last one died driving into a tree. Not shot, stabbed, beat up, etc. he drove into a tree. It sucks the dude is dead, but he wasn't murdered.

Anyway, in that same time span the city of Buffalo has averaged 50 or so murders a year....so that's around 1450 homicides in Buffalo since "79". The solve rate is around 50% for murders.

Of course, if you’re a cop and your shot...you get your very own posse of other cops to look for the perp. If you’re a citizen and you’re murdered, you get a bright yellow tape around your carcass and a nice new body bag to have it put in.

You may get a posse of cops looking for your killer, I don't know, I've yet to see a posse of cops looking for a perp after a civilian is murdered, maybe it's an invisible posse.


In that same time; ONLY "0" BRAIN SURGEONS HAVE DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY ! Many have probably broken a nail or have gotten a sliver that may have become infected. Some may have even been attacked by their accountants, but none have died.

Dr Funky
July 5th, 2006, 03:54 PM
Many have probably broken a nail or have gotten a sliver that may have become infected. Some may have even been attacked by their accountants, but none have died.


BAAAA HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Those damn accountants..... :D

Dr Funky
July 7th, 2006, 01:52 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5121969

Innocent Mother of Four Killed by Gunfire on West Side

(Buffalo, NY, July 6, 2006) - - A Buffalo mother of four is the latest person to fall victim to violence in Buffalo. As News 4's Lorey Schultz reports, police say the woman was standing on her own front porch when she got caught in the crossfire.

No one believed it at first. And, it's easy to understand why.

Edith Torres was a gentle woman, a mother of four. Who would want to shoot her?

Edwin Molina, her brother, said, "She walked in here like this, and her brother-in-law grabbed her like this, and said 'You been shot? You been shot?', and she couldn't talk."

Wednesday night, Buffalo police responded to Edith's 7th Street home after learning that someone fatally shot her in the stomach.

Apparently, she was standing on the front porch when she got caught in the crossfire.

Her brother Edwin said it wasn't until she collapsed and was rushed to the hospital that anyone realized she had been hit.

Molina said, "They only thought she fainted. They didn't see no injury."

Family members describe Edith as a devoted mom and wife, who moved from Lockport to Buffalo only two weeks ago.

Her death comes as police deal with a recent spike in violence, including two other fatal attacks in the past two days.

Her husband, Angel Rosario, choked back tears when he spoke about his wife of 25 years. He can't believe she's gone.

Rosario said, "Those who do stuff like this, they should think first, because there's a lot of innocent people around."

Family members say at least six bullets were fired on the house. One even traveled inside, and came within inches of Edith's mother-in-law. Her granddaughter was in the same room.

Molina said, "I wish the violence would stop. I wish people would get together and stop the violence that's going on."

The family tries to cope with the tragedy, but it's not easy. Grim reminders are everywhere.

Detectives are closing in on one particular suspect. Apparently, they've received much cooperation from the public, and are close to making an arrest.

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Deerhunter
July 7th, 2006, 08:19 AM
36, year to date. This will be high year unless there is a lull in the frequency. Usually there is about 1 per week, on average anyway. I feel bad for the families. Most of the murders are rival gang members but lately there have been too many innocent , uninvolved people getting killed. Young too. I think 2 of the kids last week were under 16. Sad. The prevalent savage mentality amongst these people is astonishingly cold. Most don't care about life, knowing eventually they will end up in prison. What a mindset to have.

Dr Funky
July 7th, 2006, 10:53 PM
36, year to date. This will be high year unless there is a lull in the frequency. Usually there is about 1 per week, on average anyway. I feel bad for the families. Most of the murders are rival gang members but lately there have been too many innocent , uninvolved people getting killed. Young too. I think 2 of the kids last week were under 16. Sad. The prevalent savage mentality amongst these people is astonishingly cold. Most don't care about life, knowing eventually they will end up in prison. What a mindset to have.

Only 36!?

It's seems like there were more for some reason.....

Like others have said, these are just the homicides, how many others have been shot and nobody knows about it? Know what I mean?

With the state ignoring all the stuff that happens in Western New York, there is no doubt that things will only get worse from here.

http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5126167

Buffalo Police Find Body of Fourth Homicide Victim in Three Days

(Buffalo, NY, July 7, 2006) - - Buffalo homicide detectives are investigating the city's fourth murder in three days.

Officers found the body of 20-year-old Rasheed Woods Friday morning in a park near Humboldt and Northland.

Police say someone had shot him twice in the torso.

Detectives say they have no suspects yet.

Dr Funky
July 8th, 2006, 11:56 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5127176

Shooting Outside a Fast Food Restaurant

(Buffalo, NY, July 8, 2006) - - Buffalo Police are looking for suspects in a shooting outside a fast food restaurant. 22 year old Anthony Wills Junior of Buffalo is listed in grave condition this morning. This shooting is the latest in what's been a violent week in the Queen City.

This time is was broad daylight, in the parking lot of the McDonald's at Bailey and Genesee where a gunman walked up to the driver of a silver chrysler, shot him in the chest and ran away.

The motive is still unclear, but this car matches the description of one that was in a shootout earlier in the evening on Box Avenue.

This week has seen many tears, starting with the shooting death of 13 year old Seandell Gonzalez to the shooting death of Edith Torres killed by a stray bullet on her front porch on Seventh Street.

It's a week that has made headlines with 6 murders in 7 days, and with the weekend and hotter temperatures upon us.

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communicator
July 9th, 2006, 01:13 AM
When you decided to become an officer, you knew of the danger on the street. It is a physical danger that you face everyday, a tangible danger for which you are trained to respond. But no one told you about the other dangers that you face. No one trained you for the stress of the job. No one told you about the high divorce rate, the high alcoholism rate, the high rate of physical illness and the high rate of suicide. No one told you of the scrutiny that you'd face everyday from the community and even from your own peers in internal affairs. No one told you about the difficulty maintaining a life on the streets and a meaningful relationship with your family. They let you go without training and didn't answer your call for backup.

www.heavybadge.com

Edisonic
July 9th, 2006, 01:41 AM
It's too bad that our cops aren't allowed to identify gang members and then just exterminate them.
This world would be a better place ...

Dr Funky
July 10th, 2006, 12:33 AM
When you decided to become an officer, you knew of the danger on the street. It is a physical danger that you face everyday, a tangible danger for which you are trained to respond. But no one told you about the other dangers that you face. No one trained you for the stress of the job. No one told you about the high divorce rate, the high alcoholism rate, the high rate of physical illness and the high rate of suicide. No one told you of the scrutiny that you'd face everyday from the community and even from your own peers in internal affairs. No one told you about the difficulty maintaining a life on the streets and a meaningful relationship with your family. They let you go without training and didn't answer your call for backup.

www.heavybadge.com

Bingo


It's too bad that our cops aren't allowed to identify gang members and then just exterminate them.
This world would be a better place ...

There are many reasons kids jion up in gangs. Peer pressure, family involvement, threats of violence ect...

For example, say you live in a gang neighborhood, first of all "moving out" is not an option because if you could afford to move you would.

So lets say that's the case. You walk to and from school every morning or do whatever you do in your daily life. You are in constant danger of getting jumped or harassed by gang members from different neighborhoods.

Therefore what do you do? You protect yourelf by joining up in the gang that controls your neighborhood, that way you don't have to worry about people coming after you, you now have protection.

Then people say "combat gangs by forming block clubs". Well if half the neighborhood is hooked on crack then that makes it a little hard to get everyone to come to the club meetings... Get what I mean.

Lets use another example. Say that you are born into a family that is already rooted in gangs. Pretend your mother or father is a gang member. That means that you will have a high probability of joining into that lifestyle.

Yet another example. People that are already involved in gang activity will go to younger kids and threaten them to join up, and if they dont do it then the older person will shoot the younger person.

Now Im not making excuses for these kids, but there needs to be some sort of new community revolution or else things will never change.

I found this article online:

http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5128930

Community Group Gathers to Stop Violence

(Buffalo, NY, July 9, 2006) - - While Buffalo Police continue their investigations of several recent acts of violence, a community group gathered Saturday to pledge their participation to stop violence in their city. News 4's Barbara Pinson reports.

"Would you just bow you heads and close your eyes."

Dozens spent a Saturday afternoon at Ephesus Cathedral and the Bissonette House, remembering those who have been killed over the last year, from July 1st, 2005, through June 30th, this year.

Rev. Roy Herberger (Sts. Columba-Brigid Church): "They're still in our hearts. They're still in our memory but still there's something lacking, something missing and my brothers and sisters, only God can fill that."

This is an annual prayer service called "Remembering and Pledging" that the late Sister Karen Klimczak started about three years ago.

Sister Karen was killed earlier this year at the Bissonette House.

"Sister Karen Klimczak, April 14th, age 62."

So the woman known for her crusade for peace and her peaceprints, was among the 56 names of those who lost their lives to violence.

"And that's what she was all about. It wasn't about her, but about everybody who works for peace, prays for peace - lives and even gives their lives for peace."

Sr. Jean Klimczak (Sr. Karen's sister) said, "It's in giving that you receive, and Karen received so much love from everyone and that energized her, that energized her to do more."

During the service, Gloria Clark also shared a mother's story, of losing her son to violence nearly six years ago.

"If I could help someone, if my story can get through to one person then that's one person who will be helped."

While this was a time to remember, it was also a call for change.

"Help us honor them by building a more peaceful future in our neighborhoods."

- - - - - - - -- - - -

Do people honestly think that these rallies are going to work?

They have them every year and each year its the same exact thing, more murders.

Trolls_r_us
July 10th, 2006, 12:10 PM
sadly, the best way to help the good people of these neighborhoods is to find ways to get them enough money to relocate to a better neighborhood, or out of the city altogether

wiping out the gangs won;t do much, because as long as there is urban decay, drugs, and poverty, there will be gangs to replace them

it's a sad reality of our world that there will be places where the criminal elements can essentially run the neighborhood because they outnumber everyone else and the residents are scared to death

so as I said, since MOST of these people would GLADLY leave if given the chance, let's devote our charity funds to helping them do so

maybe then their kids can go to good schools, and not have to worry about being shot or mugged by some piece of **** every day

Dr Funky
July 12th, 2006, 02:07 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5134980

Man Shot in Back

Buffalo, NY, July 11, 2006) - - Gunfire severely wounded a man outside a Buffalo corner store Monday night.

Police say the gunman got out of a car and shot Kevin Harris in the back as he stood in the doorway of a corner store on Normal and Rhode Island Monday night.

He's awaiting surgery at ECMC.

- - - - - - - - - -

Buffalo television news must be getting trained by the gazette, because this link was working yesterday and now it's not.

Pretty soon, the only news we will be hearing about is what color underwear Bucky Philips was wearing last, and whether or not we are going to die from Bird Flu.....

Dr Funky
July 17th, 2006, 01:47 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5146487

Family Looking for Help in Unsolved Murder

(Buffalo, NY, July 13, 2006) - - The family of a homicide victim hopes someone can help them lead police to their loved one's killer.

Last August, someone killed 50 year old Lateyfa Lewis in her Orange Street home.

Detectives say she was stabbed several times, but have little else to go on.

If you have any information that may help detectives find Lateyfa Lewis's killer, call the Buffalo Police tip line at 847-2255

Dr Funky
July 17th, 2006, 01:48 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5144841

Police Make Arrest in Shooting Death of Innocent Woman

(Buffalo, NY, July 13, 2006) - - A teenager is under arrest Thursday afternoon, charged in the murder of an innocent Buffalo mother who was gunned down while she stood on her own front porch. It's a story we brought you first on News 4 at 11 Wednesday night.

46 year old Edith Torres died last week after she was struck by a stray bullet on the porch of her 7th Street home.

Wednesday night, officers arrested 15 year old Axel Pizzaro. He is charged with second degree murder.

Dr Funky
July 17th, 2006, 01:48 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5154302

Woman Found Dead on East Side

(Buffalo, NY, July 15, 2006) - - Buffalo Homicide Detectives are now working to solve the case of a woman found dead on the East Side. The body of 27 year old Yvonne Peterson was found dumped inside an abandoned house on Sycamore Street.

Police found her body Thursday night, but believe it had been there for several days.

Dr Funky
July 17th, 2006, 01:49 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5158049

East Morris Avenue Shooting

(Buffalo, NY, July 17, 2006) - - There's still no word on the circumstances surrounding an overnight shooting in Buffalo.

Investigators say a man was shot along East Morris Avenue shortly before one o'clock Monday morning.

The victim underwent emergency surgery, but police have not released his name or condition

Deerhunter
July 17th, 2006, 09:40 PM
there is no crime in Bflo. Apparently they can't read.

Dr Funky
July 18th, 2006, 01:52 AM
there is no crime in Bflo. Apparently they can't read.

WTF?

According to WHO??

Oh yeah... I forgot.. people from New York City correct?

Deerhunter
July 18th, 2006, 07:48 AM
He said there are just a bunch of wannabe criminals in Bflo. I guess in his mind if you don't have a couple serial killers running around, then there is no crime. Baffling. He uses that angle to say that the BPD don't do anything. Acknowledging a crime element would give credit to the BPD Officers because of Bflo's comparitively low crime rate. He would never do that. I can assure you all, and these posts demonstrate it for all to see, there are some very dangerous people inhabiting this City.

Dr Funky
July 18th, 2006, 03:04 PM
He said there are just a bunch of wannabe criminals in Bflo. I guess in his mind if you don't have a couple serial killers running around, then there is no crime. Baffling. He uses that angle to say that the BPD don't do anything. Acknowledging a crime element would give credit to the BPD Officers because of Bflo's comparitively low crime rate. He would never do that. I can assure you all, and these posts demonstrate it for all to see, there are some very dangerous people inhabiting this City.

For real though, who said it?

And I would have more for Niagara Falls but that news agency recruits their people from Crackhouses on Peirce Avenue.....

Dr Funky
July 18th, 2006, 03:08 PM
LOL, THe funniest thing is that most of the people that say Buffalo/Niagara Falls is safe, ...have never been here. ROTFL!!

Dr Funky
July 19th, 2006, 12:00 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5167778

Man Arraigned for Murder in Nightclub Shooting

(Buffalo, NY, July 18, 2006) - - A Buffalo man faced a murder arraignment Tuesday in connection with a nightclub shooting in Buffalo.

26-year-old Demetrius McCray is accused of shooting 28-year-old Bobby Andrews during a robbery at a Kensington Avenue nightclub last November.

Andrews died from his injuries in February.

Deerhunter
July 19th, 2006, 07:06 AM
2 more people shot last night, and a house shot up on the west side. But these are only practical jokes. They don't mean any harm.

Dr Funky
July 19th, 2006, 04:01 PM
2 more people shot last night, and a house shot up on the west side. But these are only practical jokes. They don't mean any harm.

Excalty, but you dont live in a dangerous city, move out to New York city, people get killed just for sneezing out there!!!

:rolleyes:

Dr Funky
July 19th, 2006, 04:04 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5169169

Police Hunting for Suspects in Double Shooting

(Buffalo, NY, July 19, 2006) - - Homicide detectives are hunting for suspects from Tuesday night's double shooting in Buffalo.

It happened on Schuele Street at about eight o'clock Tuesday night.

Detectives say gunfire from a passing car hit two women. One victim was standing outside a parked car, the other sitting inside.

Police have not released the names of the victims, aged 21 and 27.

Both went to ECMC, and one is in critical condition.

Dr Funky
July 20th, 2006, 12:05 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5174552

Deadly Gunfire Erupts on Buffalo Street

(Buffalo, NY, July 20, 2006) - - For the second night in a row, Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting on the city's east side - this time deadly. But now police are wondering if the two are connected. News 4's Melissa Holmes has more.

Police say there was one wave of violence over the July 4th weekend, and now Buffalo is feeling another wave of violence.

Thursday morning, they're trying to determine if it's all related.

Officers were called to Carl Street around 11:30 Wednesday night. They determined that someone was shot inside a car there, and driven to Erie County Medical Center.

Police say the 22 year old man was pronounced dead at the hospital.

While detectives are trying to determine a motive, they say it may be in retaliation for a double shooting Tuesday night on Schuele Street just a block away that left two women wounded.

Police are also looking into the possibility that another shooting on July 4th is related. That left a 15 year old wounded.

In all, it's been a busy summer for Buffalo Police. At last check, police are still interviewing witnesses in this case. They have not yet released the name of the man who was killed.

PBAguy
July 20th, 2006, 02:48 PM
the murderer was just kidding around according to some on this board. There is no real crime in Bflo. Funny how when something happens that doesn't fit their agenda they are markedly quiet.

Dr Funky
July 20th, 2006, 03:10 PM
the murderer was just kidding around according to some on this board. There is no real crime in Bflo. Funny how when something happens that doesn't fit their agenda they are markedly quiet.

At least give me a link so that I can see what you guys are talking about...

Dr Funky
July 20th, 2006, 11:06 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5174552

Gunfire Claims Life on Streets of Buffalo

(Buffalo, NY, July 20, 2006) - - Gunfire claimed another life on the streets of Buffalo overnight. News 4's Melissa Holmes reports homicide detectives think it may be linked to other recent shootings in the city.

Once again Buffalo police are investigating a serious shooting on the city's east side, but this time they believe they already know the motive.

Buffalo Police Dept. Chief Dennis Richards said, "There was a shooting yesterday just a block away. So we're definitely looking at possible retaliation."

At about 11:30 Wednesday night, witnesses on Carl Street called police to say they heard at least ten shots fired and someone may be hurt.

"Apparently a 22 year old male who was in the vehicle that was in front of the house was taken by another vehicle to ECMC."

Detectives say that 22 year old was shot twice, and he died from his injuries. Now police are investigating whether that man's death is related to the double shooting the night before.

Police say two women were in a car on Schuele Street and someone drove up and shot them, seriously injuring one of them.

Police are wondering if those east side shootings are related to a drive by shooting at the nearby Langfield housing project. A 15 year old was shot and critically injured.

Police say this summer there is one wave of violence after another.

"Well, we had the spate of violence over the July 4th holiday and then it seemed as if things calmed down, and now it got back up to violence again in the city. But we're still out here doing our jobs."

Buffalo Police still have not released the victim's name, nor have they responded to our repeated requests for interviews concerning this latest homicide.

We'll keep on it, and bring you the latest information on News 4 at 5 and 6.

Dr Funky
July 20th, 2006, 11:07 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5178899

Police Suspect Link Between Shootings on Carl, Schuele Streets

(Buffalo, NY, July 20, 2006) - - A shooting on Buffalo's east side had a familiar ring to it Wednesday night. Homicide detectives believe a fatal shooting on Carl Street may be linked a double shooting nearby just the day before. News 4's Jodi Hovenden reports.

Police are following up on what leads they have, but they are asking for the public's help in solving this homicide.

It was a drive-by shooting on Carl Street that claimed the life of 22-year-old Andrew Ruffin Wednesday night.

Police say he was one of two men sitting in a car when two others in a newer-model white Ford Expedition pulled up beside them and fired about 10 shots into the car.

Dennis Richards, Buffalo Police Chief of Detectives, said, "Basically opened fire on that car, never left the Expedition."

Neighbors rushed Ruffin to the hospital, but it was too late.

Now, police are looking for a motive, and retaliation is one possible motive they're checking.

Hovenden: Do you believe he was the intended target?

Richards: Again, at this time, it's premature in the investigation, and we're checking into whether this is drug-related, gang-related, retaliation.

Detectives are looking for possible links to a shooting just a block away on Schuele Street Tuesday night, where two women were injured in another drive-by shooting.

Richards said, "We're looking for connections between all of the people, the victims as well as people who are under suspicion."

But police say these crimes are difficult to solve without the community's help.

Richards said, "It's frustrating more and more, when you know for a fact that somebody saw something, when they're being interviewed, that they're holding back. People have to come forward. There's other people that absolutely were on the porch at the time, and wouldn't cooperate with police."

Police are asking anyone with information about either crime to call the confidential tip line at 847-2255.

Again, they believe the shooter in Wednesday night's homicide was riding in a newer-model white Ford Expedition with a headlight out.

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Dr Funky
July 23rd, 2006, 06:53 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5184026

A Buffalo Neighborhood is Calling for An End to Gun Violence

(Buffalo, NY, July 22, 2006) - - A Buffalo neighborhood is sending a call to lay down the guns. A mourning family says their loved one was slain in a case of mistaken identity. Meanwhile, neighbors attending a vigil last night are calling for an end to gun violence. News 4's Rob Macko has more.

Deerhunter
July 24th, 2006, 02:25 PM
the violence will not end.

Trolls_r_us
July 24th, 2006, 04:45 PM
these guys feel the ned to get "payback"

can't say I totally blame them... if you saw your friend/brother gunned down in cold blood and knew that the cops would never solve the murder (not really the cops fault since everybody is BDD "blind deaf and dumb" after a crime happens) you might just take matters into your own hands too, as wrong as it is on many levels

then, of course, the guy you took out for taking out your brother has a friend/brother who will come after you, and on and on we go

it's sad

Trolls_r_us
July 24th, 2006, 04:46 PM
and I certainly do NOT condone violence, but we need to be honest with ourselves over what is going on

Dr Funky
July 24th, 2006, 07:02 PM
these guys feel the ned to get "payback"

can't say I totally blame them... if you saw your friend/brother gunned down in cold blood and knew that the cops would never solve the murder (not really the cops fault since everybody is BDD "blind deaf and dumb" after a crime happens) you might just take matters into your own hands too, as wrong as it is on many levels

then, of course, the guy you took out for taking out your brother has a friend/brother who will come after you, and on and on we go

it's sad

well said

Dr Funky
July 25th, 2006, 02:36 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5192733

Crime Spree Targets Elderly

(Buffalo, NY, July 25, 2006) - - Buffalo Police are planning to meet with city leaders Tuesday to discuss a recent crime spree targeting the elderly.

Investigators say they believe robbers may be teaming up and working together to prey on elderly residents in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood.

Police say officers are keeping an eye on the elderly during their patrols.

PBAguy
July 26th, 2006, 10:46 AM
another victim shot in the head last night. But , the guy was probably just trying to scare the guy. According to Steven there is no real crime in Bflo. The nearly 40 homicides this yr are ficticious, just ask their families.

BuffaloEMT14216
July 26th, 2006, 11:01 AM
You know what is so laughable about the homicides in the city is the constant failure of the "End the Violence" campaigns.
These hooldlums that run the streets of Buffalo don't give a sh*t. They have proved it time and time again. The excuse that they are poor black kids and that there is no outlook for them is a liberal copout.
These kids have every opportunity to rise above, they choose, yes choose the lifestyle so when they're stinking corpse is found in an abandoned house in the "hood", hey don't cry for them.
They all emulate gangsters and the thug lifestyle. Want money quick, without working a decent job. Want an Escalade with 22's. Sell drugs, be a gangbanger, hey sounds exciting. Except your contract is up by the age of 22
Oh well.
Just quit using the tactics of the "poor black plight" and "Jesus" BS.

granpabob
July 26th, 2006, 11:17 AM
you are helping prove one of my long time complaints. why are they spending so much time and men on Bucky when all of this is happening in the city, how many were killed while they searched the woods for bucky why not send more to help buffalo solve its crimes. I know he wounded a police officer but people were killed while they were down there with so many men. isnt there some way the state troopers can help buffalo solve its crimes. A life is a life none more important then another so why not the same effort for regular citizens and no cards were played by me

Deerhunter
July 26th, 2006, 12:05 PM
their investigators largely deal with syndicates, or drug rings, so to speak. Yes they do investigate murders in rural parts of the State, yes they share info with City Detectives, but most of their resources are targeting the state wide drug rings. If they really want to slow this violence they have to put people in jail. They did so in the 90's and there was a decline in crime. It is the only way it will ever happen. I don't care how many Task forces are put together with the Troopers and Sheriffs and the like, in the end putting bad guys behind bars is the only deterent. I hear the NYS Dept of Corrections is talking about closing jails. It is astounding to hear.

Dr Funky
July 26th, 2006, 12:28 PM
Steven must be from New York City! ROTFL!!!!

(PS, New York City gets safer and safer every year thanks to Giuliani)

http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5198351

Police Searching for Shooter Who Left Teen in Grave Condition

(Buffalo, NY, July 26, 2006) - - A teenager was shot in the head in the middle of a Buffalo street overnight. Now police are pleading for witnesses to come forward. News 4's Melissa Holmes has the latest from Buffalo Police headquarters.

Police say the victim of this shooting is just 15 years old.

Homicide detectives were called to Langmeyer Avenue in the city's Kensington-Bailey neighborhood around Midnight.

There they found a teenaged male, laying in the street and shot in the head. Crews rushed him to ECMC where at last check, he's listed in grave condition.

So far, police have not determined what motivated the shooting or who might be responsible.

Investigators have been frustrated by citizens who they say might have important information, but won't share it.

So far, police have not released the victim's name to reporters. We'll bring you the latest as it becomes available.

http://wivb.images.worldnow.com/images/5198351_SS.jpg

Trolls_r_us
July 26th, 2006, 02:26 PM
like I said, it's hard to blame the cops when everybody in the neighborhood (who know DAMN WELL who was involved) is BDD (blind deaf and dumb)

"Hear nothing, see nothing, say nothing"

that's the motto on the streets, so how does one get to the bottom of these crimes?

the citizens would rather "solve" the issue on their own

look for another shooting in the next few days... there's your shooter from last night

and on and on we go

:(

Dr Funky
July 26th, 2006, 02:35 PM
But keep in mind, everyone in Buffalo is a wannabe......

Trolls_r_us
July 26th, 2006, 03:28 PM
a wannabe?

we have some REAL gangsters and killers here, IMO

Dr Funky
July 26th, 2006, 06:06 PM
a wannabe?

we have some REAL gangsters and killers here, IMO

I was being sarcastic..


Thats the perception of people outside the area

Dr Funky
July 26th, 2006, 11:20 PM
Aparantly, according to some, this kid isn't dead, he's just pretending.....

Steven, no comments?

http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5202873

Buffalo Police Need Help Solving Murder of Teenager

(Buffalo, NY, July 26, 2006) - - Buffalo police are asking for your help to solve the murder of a teenager.

Police say 15-year-old Andre Wells died after being shot in the head around midnight Tuesday night on Langmeyer Avenue in Buffalo.

Investigators tell News 4 neighbors were reluctant to provide information at the scene of the crime.

Dennis Richards, the Buffalo Police Department's Chief of Detectives, said, "The more information we have, the more people participate, the better off we are in solving crimes of this nature."

Buffalo police say people in the community are phoning in tips on the murder.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Buffalo Police Department's confidential tip line at 847-2255.

http://wivb.images.worldnow.com/images/5202873_BG1.jpg

steven
July 27th, 2006, 09:39 AM
The media campaign to win public support in the cops' battle for a raise is sure to be the most entertaining thing on the air.

The first ad no doubt will have a deep-throated announcer do a voice-over as footage shows an officer in blue lifting a windshield wiper to leave a present, with a specially marked box.

"Yes, one of our finest gouged you with phantom towing charges and took money out of your pocket for no good reason. But now we need your help to put money in our pockets.

"Support your local police!"

On second thought, they might want to word it a little differently. They might want to downplay the fact more than 200 of the "supporters" they're wooing were socked with $40 towing charges for tows that never occurred, and that many drivers didn't even notice that a cop checked that box on the ticket.

Or maybe the ad campaign rallying public support will harken back to last winter's parking ticket blitz, when the same unsuspecting public was deluged with tickets in places and at events where discretion had always dictated that tickets would not be written.

The theme for such an ad campaign is obvious: "Let bygones be bygones!"
Still, each ad will have to end with the now-standard political acknowledgment: "We're the Police Benevolent Association, and we approved these tickets."

And surely there'll be footage of the 2003 rush-hour checkpoints - an oldie, but goody - that made commuters and school bus drivers late. The traffic tie-ups came as the cops took out their pique on the citizenry when they didn't like the way City Hall was treating them.

On second thought, maybe singling out motorists - again - isn't the smartest way to win friends who can influence the control board.
Maybe the union should reach out to all taxpayers, the same ones who watch cops - and, to be fair, other municipal employees - work the system to load up on overtime in their final years so they can boost their pensions in perpetuity. This comes, of course, at the expense of taxpayers - the same taxpayers police now want to enlist as allies.

And we haven't even mentioned all of those aggrieved inner-city residents who feel abused by police who can't seem to tell the good guys from the bad guys. I wonder what the ads in those neighborhoods will say?
In fact, I hope the cops have some creative copywriters; they're going to need them.

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060727/1058499.asp

steven
July 27th, 2006, 10:11 AM
Aparantly, according to some, this kid isn't dead, he's just pretending.....

Steven, no comments?



Its kind of fortuitous that you ask. I read 3 news papers every day so I don't read your thread. I just needed to post the above information and this looked like a good place to stick it. So here I am.

My curiosity is piqued though, why on gods green earth would you mention my name? I don't chat with you and I don't post in your threads. It seems few people do, I see page after page of just you.

In answer to your question though this board is mainly for the sake of discussing politics I go to other place to discuss crime.

Since this thread is about crime I will tell you I just reported one this very morning. While driving down the street I happened to be behind a police car with a bumper sticker on it that said something to the effect of "pay police like your life depends on it" Now since a police car is a government vehicle putting stickers on it to campaign for any official or entity is indeed a crime.

You missed that crime.

Dr Funky
July 27th, 2006, 11:23 AM
Its kind of fortuitous that you ask. I read 3 news papers every day so I don't read your thread. I just needed to post the above information and this looked like a good place to stick it. So here I am.

My curiosity is piqued though, why on gods green earth would you mention my name? I don't chat with you and I don't post in your threads. It seems few people do, I see page after page of just you.

In answer to your question though this board is mainly for the sake of discussing politics I go to other place to discuss crime.

Since this thread is about crime I will tell you I just reported one this very morning. While driving down the street I happened to be behind a police car with a bumper sticker on it that said something to the effect of "pay police like your life depends on it" Now since a police car is a government vehicle putting stickers on it to campaign for any official or entity is indeed a crime.

You missed that crime.

I said your name because of this:


another victim shot in the head last night. But , the guy was probably just trying to scare the guy. According to Steven there is no real crime in Bflo. The nearly 40 homicides this yr are ficticious, just ask their families.

PBAGuy said that YOU were the one that buffalo was a city filled with wannabes, was that a lie?

http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5204124

Arnold Street Shooting

(Buffalo, NY, July 27, 2006) - - Buffalo Police are searching for the gunman who shot a man on a porch overnight.

It happened around eleven o'clock on Arnold Street.

Officers say a man armed with a shotgun walked up to a group of men without saying a word and then fired a shot.

The spray of bullets hit one of the men in the ankle.

Police fear the victim could lose his foot.

steven
July 27th, 2006, 02:19 PM
I said your name because of this: PBAGuy said that YOU were the one that buffalo was a city filled with wannabes, was that a lie?

I wouldnt know as I put them all on ignore after they said all buffalo city residents do is sit on there porch drinking 40 ounces.

Is that all you do ? Sit on your porch drinking 40 ounces?

If you wanted to be part of that discussion then you should have joined in instead of mentioning me in an entirly different thread. As I already stated I dont chat with you, dont know you, and up till now havent posted in your threads. If you wish to become part of that other discussion that you mention than I suggest you post in there.

I realize after all the embarrising things said in that thread some people dont want it coming back up again but this isnt how you finish a conversation. Lets keep things in context and post where the post belongs.

Dr Funky
July 27th, 2006, 02:39 PM
I wouldnt know as I put them all on ignore after they said all buffalo city residents do is sit on there porch drinking 40 ounces.

Is that all you do ? Sit on your porch drinking 40 ounces?

If you wanted to be part of that discussion then you should have joined in instead of mentioning me in an entirly different thread. As I already stated I dont chat with you, dont know you, and up till now havent posted in your threads. If you wish to become part of that other discussion that you mention than I suggest you post in there.

I realize after all the embarrising things said in that thread some people dont want it coming back up again but this isnt how you finish a conversation. Lets keep things in context and post where the post belongs.

Alright, Alright damn!

I thought you were talking ****, thats all.

Dr Funky
July 27th, 2006, 09:33 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5205925

Carr and Son Arrested

(Buffalo, NY, July 27, 2006) - - Two suspects who may be connected to a wild melee inside a Buffalo food store are in police custody Thursday afternoon.

Officers tell News 4, a scuffle broke out between several people inside the store on Jefferson Avenue Wednesday night. But soon the brawl escalated into much more.

A 25 year old man was shot and stabbed several times, but managed to stumble outside for help. He is listed in critical condition.

Two security guards outside the store helped police arrest 49 year old Clarence Carr, Junior and his son, 24 year old Eric Carr.

Both are charged with attempted murder and weapons possession.

Dr Funky
July 27th, 2006, 09:33 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5208577

Detectives Looking for Suspect in Toledo Place Shooting

(Buffalo, NY, July 27, 2006) - - Police converged on a dead-end street after a shooting in North Buffalo Thursday afternoon.

News 4 was on the scene shortly after gunfire wounded one victim on Toledo Place near Kenmore Avenue.

Police surrounded our news car with crime scene tape.

The street was littered with shell casings.

D District detectives are gathering evidence and looking for a suspect.

PBAguy
July 28th, 2006, 09:19 AM
will probably lose it. It was hanging on by threads. He probably was shot with a sawed off shotgun at very close range. I doubt it will be saved.

Trolls_r_us
July 28th, 2006, 12:15 PM
Toledo?!

now we have drive by shootings in north buffalo too?

heck, Toledo is about 15 feet from being in Kenmore

wtf is going on here?

everytime I sit on my porch in north buffalo and a car goes by slowly, part of me wonders if they're gonna open fire

we live right by a state senator (Coppola), so maybe that helps keep our particular street's crime down

it certainly doesn't stop the neighbors in the apartments around us from beating the sh## out of each other on friday nights, though

must be the bills are due friday

I am really sick of city life....

Dr Funky
July 28th, 2006, 02:36 PM
Toledo?!

now we have drive by shootings in north buffalo too?

heck, Toledo is about 15 feet from being in Kenmore

wtf is going on here?

everytime I sit on my porch in north buffalo and a car goes by slowly, part of me wonders if they're gonna open fire

we live right by a state senator (Coppola), so maybe that helps keep our particular street's crime down

it certainly doesn't stop the neighbors in the apartments around us from beating the sh## out of each other on friday nights, though

must be the bills are due friday

I am really sick of city life....

City? According to New Yorkers Buffalo is a giant farm with corn and cows....

Dr Funky
July 28th, 2006, 04:20 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5211023

Homicide Investigators Looking for Killer

(Buffalo, NY, July 28, 2006) - - Homicide investigators hope the public will recognize the picture of a murder victim and lead them to her killer.

Detectives have now released a new picture of 27 year old Yvonne Peterson.

Her body was discovered two weeks ago inside an abandoned house on Sycamore Street.

Detectives believe Peterson had been left there for several days.

Anyone with information is asked to call Buffalo Police.

http://wivb.images.worldnow.com/images/5211023_BG1.jpg

Deerhunter
July 28th, 2006, 06:09 PM
there probably aren't any parolees on your street , but on Taunton there are. I'm not sure where Coppola lives but that whole area is getting infested with garbage. If I lived in that area I would consider moving sooner than later. The crime element is creeping in. Look at the Jeweler that had his house broken into and got shot. Right off Voorhees. Sad.

Dr Funky
July 28th, 2006, 10:56 PM
Are you saying that north Buffalo is getting worse?

I thought it was the suburbs...

Dr Funky
July 28th, 2006, 11:29 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5212705

Man Gunned Down in Germain Street Apartment

(Buffalo, NY, July 28, 2006) - - There was a murder in Black Rock Friday afternoon. Senior Correspondent Rich Newberg reports a young man was gunned down in a second-floor apartment on Germain Street.

The upstairs apartment at 107 Germain Street was a known drug house on the block, according to neighbors, who said they had repeatedly called the narcotics tip line.

Now, a man in his late teens or early twenties has been shot dead in that apartment.

Pat Bohn said, "I was on my phone with my daughter, and she started screaming; she goes, 'Oh my God, they're shooting upstairs'."

Witnesses came forward, and Buffalo police have a suspect in custody.

Buffalo Chief of Detectives Dennis Richards said, "In this case, we have real good cooperation. We do have somebody we're going to be interviewing, a suspect."

There is a striking contrast to life here on Germain Street in Black Rock. While children appear to be everywhere, so are guns, according to neighbors.

Vanessa Green said, "I'm worried about the guns, the guns mainly. The guns that they're handling, that they're carrying around."

Next-door neighbor Meriya Sciolino said, "They're dealing drugs. People pull up to the house and leave, all hours of the night. I think they're selling cocaine over there."

The property manager said two adults and a child were in the process of being evicted from the upper apartment. Before they moved here, a neighbor said they had lived across the street.

Esther Skotnicki owns five houses on the block, but can't take the violence any more.

Skotnicki said, "I'm thinking about selling all our properties on this street. There's always something going on, and it's really getting me upset."

Buffalo police say they are getting more cooperation these days from neighbors who have just had enough.

But intervention came too late for a young man on the wrong end of a gun on Germain Street.

The names of the victim and suspect are not yet being released.

Chief of Detectives Dennis Richards said a motive for the shooting has not been determined.

http://wivb.images.worldnow.com/images/5212705_SS.jpg

Dr Funky
July 31st, 2006, 01:00 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5215599

Three Buffalo Children Caught in the Middle of Gun Violence

(Buffalo, NY, July 30, 2006) - - Three Buffalo children are recovering this morning from various injuries after they were caught in the middle of gun violence.

Police say the children were walking along Kehr Street Saturday morning when a nearby argument between two men led to gunfire.

An 11 year old boy was shot in the face, shoulder and leg.

A 15-year-old girl and her 8 year old sister were hit with the buckshot spray.

Rev. Kenyatta Cobb of the Hananiah Lutheran Church: "They had nothing to do with the situation, but now we have young men who don't care whether children are around or not, they open fire, they're shooting it out."

The 11 year old boy underwent surgery at women and children's hospital. The two girls suffered minor injuries.

Dr Funky
July 31st, 2006, 01:01 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5215631

Five People in Custody, Accused of Firing a Gun at Motorists

(Buffalo, NY, July 30, 2006) - - Five people are in custody, accused of firing a gun at motorists in two separate incidents. Police say two people were hurt when a shotgun was fired at their car near Fillmore and Broadway early Saturday.

Investigators believe the suspects they've arrested also shot at a woman as she drove on the 33.

All of the victims are expected to be ok

Deerhunter
July 31st, 2006, 06:34 AM
4 or 5 different shots calls. Not bad for a Sunday night.

Dr Funky
July 31st, 2006, 12:56 PM
4 or 5 different shots calls. Not bad for a Sunday night.

Are you a Buffalo cop?

sharky
July 31st, 2006, 09:25 PM
reminds me that I need to listen to my scanner more often
this week will probably be bad with the heat
tonight's low, if you can call it that, is supposed to be 77

Deerhunter
July 31st, 2006, 09:56 PM
Yes, I'm one of those leacharous Cops bleeding the tax dollars out of City residents. Parasite, I've been called. Because I sought a job as being a Cop it makes me a leach. That is what some on this board believe. I went after this job for the job of being a Cop, along with that the salary, benefits/pension and security of the Govt job. I guess that is wrong in some peoples minds. Not mine. I go to work, do my job and don't feel a bit of guilt that some on this board think I should feel. Like I am the bad guy ? I don't understand it, but I don't need to. I lock up the bad guy, and on occassion write a traffic or parking ticket. Settle domestics, neighbor trouble, loud music and help out stranded motorists. I walk through peoples houses when they think someone is inside. I do a lot of things people don't see or realize. I help out a lot more people than I hurt. Every once in a while you have to use force to lock someone up, just part of the job. The lumps I take now take a lot longer to heal than they once did. Getting older but still can do the job.

Dr Funky
July 31st, 2006, 11:23 PM
Yes, I'm one of those leacharous Cops bleeding the tax dollars out of City residents. Parasite, I've been called. Because I sought a job as being a Cop it makes me a leach. That is what some on this board believe. I went after this job for the job of being a Cop, along with that the salary, benefits/pension and security of the Govt job. I guess that is wrong in some peoples minds. Not mine. I go to work, do my job and don't feel a bit of guilt that some on this board think I should feel. Like I am the bad guy ? I don't understand it, but I don't need to. I lock up the bad guy, and on occassion write a traffic or parking ticket. Settle domestics, neighbor trouble, loud music and help out stranded motorists. I walk through peoples houses when they think someone is inside. I do a lot of things people don't see or realize. I help out a lot more people than I hurt. Every once in a while you have to use force to lock someone up, just part of the job. The lumps I take now take a lot longer to heal than they once did. Getting older but still can do the job.

QUIET PARASITE!

LOL, Just kidding, I really don't have an opinion about the Buffalo police at all, I've never encountered them.

Hey, were you working as a police officer when COPS came to Buffalo?

Trolls_r_us
August 1st, 2006, 01:27 AM
what's with the heat "making" people commit crimes?

I keep reading that over and over: "with the heat being what it is...."

what is this?

it's hot so people decide to start killing each other?

PBAguy
August 1st, 2006, 02:22 AM
It is the cycle of violence. Every summer in Bflo crime rises. It is expected. I don't think anything can be done to stop it, shy of becoming a military state where there is a Cop on every single street corner. And I mean , every single one. Since that isn't going to happen, the crime spike will always be there. These people are barbaric. They have no regard for life. So much is retaliation. It is somewhat predictable that when one person from one gang is shot, in short order there will be a retaliatory shooting. It is human nature. They don't turn the other cheek. They load up the magazines and go after whoever went after homeboy. If someone gets in the middle, too bad, collateral damage. And if they can't get to their intended target, get his brother or cousin. Send a msg. Just be happy you don't live in the hood. You were lucky not to be born to a crack whore on the east or west side. I see so many children , and they don't stand a chance. They are doomed for a violent life, either death or prison. If any can make it out of there and lead a normal life it is a miracle. I've heard it said " children of ****, become ****" it is so true. The mother is a crack whore and Daddy is nowhere to be found, or in prison. Little to no supervision, guidance or upbringing, it is no surprise what these kids become. The deterioration, or lack of sound parenting in my eyes is the primary cause of the Societal violence we see everyday. That is what I've seen anyway.

sharky
August 1st, 2006, 01:56 PM
what's with the heat "making" people commit crimes?

I keep reading that over and over: "with the heat being what it is...."

what is this?

it's hot so people decide to start killing each other?

It doesn't excuse it
but I can see how heat increases violent crime.
these last few days once I've gotten home and am all hot and weaty my temper has been much shorter and I'm sure I'd be quicker to be confrontational with someone.
I wouldn't go so far as to do anything illegal, but for these scumbags that already are used to committing crimes I can see how they'd be a little quicker to assault or kill someone
They still need to go to jail for it though, heat is no excuse for not being able to control your self

Dr Funky
August 1st, 2006, 02:22 PM
It's because when its hot out people go outside and interact with each other more, there's more social interaction.

So when you have people outside interacting more, more things will happen.

Dr Funky
August 1st, 2006, 02:54 PM
Just be happy you don't live in the hood.

What's wrong with the hood? :confused:

http://www.urbandecay.ca/Files/Content/Buffalo/Buffalo/Urban%20Decay/buffalo27.JPG







lol, just kidding.....

Dr Funky
August 2nd, 2006, 12:02 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5219244

Police Trail Bank Bandit

(Buffalo, NY, July 31, 2006) - - Buffalo police are trailing a bank bandit Monday afternoon.

The latest holdup hit a Key Bank branch on Amherst and Dearborn in the city, shortly after nine Monday morning.

Sources say the robber apparently dropped some of the loot along with a dye pack that exploded while he was making his getaway on foot down Dearborn.

He's described as a heavy set black male in his thirties, with a moustache and beard

Dr Funky
August 2nd, 2006, 12:03 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5225027

National Night Out

(Buffalo, NY, August 1, 2006) - - It's going to be a hot night in Buffalo, but neighbors will be gathering outside to take a bite out of crime.

Tuesday night is the 23rd annual "National Night Out" here and across America.

Buffalo Police got a head start in the city's Parkside area Monday night.

Many communities have events planned to encourage people to get together.

Organizers ask everyone to turn on their porch lights from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00.

Dr Funky
August 2nd, 2006, 12:03 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5227626

Man Sentenced to 20 Years Prison for Beating Own Father to Death

(Buffalo, NY, August 1, 2006) - - A Buffalo man will serve twenty years in prison for the beating death of his own father.

Prosecutors say 27-year-old David Erhardt used a hammer to bludgeon 57-year-old Thomas Erhardt to death last January.

He admitted to a first-degree manslaughter charge.

The younger Erhardt left his father's body in their West Cleveland Drive home for three weeks before it was discovered.

Dr Funky
August 2nd, 2006, 11:43 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5233316

Second Arrest Made in Pitliangas Murder Case

(Buffalo, NY, August 2, 2006) - - Police have made a second arrest in the Good Friday murder of Buffalo restaurant owner George Pitliangas.

22-year-old Travis Cochran is charged with second-degree murder, robbery and weapons possession.

Detectives believe Cochran was involved in the robbery along with Ahmir Cole, who was charged earlier with the murder.

Dr Funky
August 2nd, 2006, 11:44 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5233325

Man Indicted in Two Murder Cases from 1995, 1996

(Buffalo, NY, August 2, 2006) - - An Erie County grand jury has indicted a Niagara Falls man in two Buffalo murder cases from more than a decade ago.

53-year-old Damien Prophet is now charged with the July 1995 beating death of Kimberly Warren, and the January 1996 torture murder of Mechelle Hicks, both on Rapin Street.

ForestBird
August 3rd, 2006, 04:44 PM
Not exactly 'Buffalo', but the victims are from around here:

Double Amputee Mugged Outside Restaurant


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A U.S. Marine from western New York who lost an arm and a leg to a roadside bomb in Iraq was mugged after leaving a Washington-area restaurant.

Lance Corporal Mark Beyers and his wife Denise -- a recently discharged Marine -- were leaving the restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland on July 22nd when five men approached them and asked for a cigarette.

Denise Beyers tells The Buffalo News that they gave them one, but then some of the men grabbed her purse, knocked her to the ground and punched and kicked her.

Her husband, who was finishing up rehabilitation at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, was also knocked to the ground but wasn't injured.

The thieves made off with 500 dollars his wife's mother had just wired to the couple.

Mark Beyers, who's from the Buffalo area, expects to be back home this weekend. His family is holding a fund-raiser for him on August 12th in the Erie County town of Akron.

Note: they screwed-up the original headline, saying "Buffalo Rest."

Dr Funky
August 3rd, 2006, 05:10 PM
^^Well that sucks^^

http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5236168

Grand Jury Indicts Prophet

(Buffalo, NY, August 3, 2006) - - A Niagara Falls man is now charged in two murders that took place more than a decade apart.

An Erie County grand jury indicted 53 year old Damien Prophet in the 1995 beating death of Kimberly Warren.

Her body was found in an abandoned lot on Rapin Place in Buffalo that summer.

Prophet is also accused in the torture and beating death of Michelle Hicks.

Her body was found in the same area earlier this year.

Dr Funky
August 5th, 2006, 12:01 AM
http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060802/9059371.asp

Three visitors robbed at gunpoint in city

Three Pennsylvania visitors were robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday by two young men, police said.

A man from St. Mary's, Pa., and two women from Kersey, Pa., met the men at Michigan Avenue and Best Street at 2:25 a.m. when they were to receive a promised "tour of the city," according to police. When the victims showed up there, they were robbed.

Central District Police said one of the men put his hand in his shirt as if he had a gun, while the other pulled out a chrome handgun and demanded their purses and money. They also stole cell phones, $40 and a debit card.

Officers said they recovered the purses, wallets and personal papers at various locations, but the cell phones and money were not recovered.

Dr Funky
August 5th, 2006, 12:01 AM
http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060803/8038534.asp

Middle finger shot at in traffic confrontation

A man was treated in Erie County Medical Center after being shot in the middle finger of his left hand Wednesday, Buffalo police said.

Lawayne Williams of LaSalle Avenue told police two men in a car pulled up close to him at a stop sign at Minnesota and Comstock avenues at about 11:45 a.m. When he gave them a dirty look, they shot him.

Ragin
August 5th, 2006, 12:35 AM
http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060803/8038534.asp

Middle finger shot at in traffic confrontation

A man was treated in Erie County Medical Center after being shot in the middle finger of his left hand Wednesday, Buffalo police said.

Lawayne Williams of LaSalle Avenue told police two men in a car pulled up close to him at a stop sign at Minnesota and Comstock avenues at about 11:45 a.m. When he gave them a dirty look, they shot him.

sounds like he gave them more than a dirty look :D

Michele J
August 5th, 2006, 01:21 AM
Why does Dr Funky keep giving us crime stats and now pics of vacant houses?

Dr Funky
August 5th, 2006, 01:55 AM
Why does Dr Funky keep giving us crime stats and now pics of vacant houses?


Looks like we have our first troll.

It's because of people that think everything in UpState New York is roses and daisies, and it's not.

1964
August 5th, 2006, 02:34 AM
WNY sucks

ForestBird
August 5th, 2006, 05:22 AM
The FBI's Crime Index for Alabama is 50% worse than New York. Even the murder rate is 50% higher. Nice place.

Dr Funky
August 5th, 2006, 01:16 PM
The FBI's Crime Index for Alabama is 50% worse than New York. Even the murder rate is 50% higher. Nice place.

LOL!

Lots of hillbillies with pitchforks and rifles that don't like the "Law"



hahaha just kidding, and keep in mind that New York State includes New York city which gets safer and safer every year, it would be interesting to see what the state would be like minus New York City....

Dr Funky
August 6th, 2006, 12:29 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5243793

Large Stash of Marijuana and Some Guns are Off the Streets

(Buffalo, NY, August 5, 2006) - - It started as a fire call, but it soon involved Police. And Saturday morning, a large stash of marijuana and some guns are off the streets. It's a story that you'll see only on 4.

Investigators say firefighters came to a house on Chester Street. While fighting the fire, they found at least five pounds of marijuana, packing materials, and two guns inside.

They called in Police, who made an arrest and confiscated the goods.

Police have charged Lawrence Miles with felony possession counts.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Dr Funky
August 8th, 2006, 02:29 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5254642

Late Night Shooting

(Buffalo, NY, August 8, 2006) - - The search is on Tuesday afternoon for the gunman who pulled the trigger in a late night shooting.

Investigators say someone opened fire on a man who was sitting in a car on 14th Street Monday night.

The victim is expected to survive

Dr Funky
August 9th, 2006, 11:17 PM
http://www.wkbw.com/Story.aspx?preview=&type=ln&NStoryID=13921

Man Stabbed on Chippewa Strip

Aug 08, 2006 - A 21-year-old man was stabbed four times in the back over the weekend, at the same intersection where another man was shot and killed at the beginning of the summer. It happend just as the bars and nightclubs on the Chippewa Strip were closing early Sunday morning.

Christopher Elmore was treated and released from Buffalo General Hospital with minor injuries, police said.

Three men were arrested and charged with First Degree Assault. In late May, a man sitting in a parked car was shot and killed at the corner of Pearl Street and W. Chippewa Street. Since then, police have increased their patrols in the popular night time hot spot.

Dr Funky
August 10th, 2006, 12:05 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5260008

Buffalo Police Officer & Teacher Plead Not Guilty to Gunfire Charges

(Cheektowaga, NY, August 9, 2006) - - A Buffalo Police officer and Buffalo teacher faced a judge on Wednesday on charges stemming from a gunfire incident.

Officer Dawn Lopez and teacher Megan Corcoran are accused of firing gunshots from a vehicle pulled over along the New York State Thruway in Cheektowaga last month.

Lopez and Corcoran entered 'not guilty' pleas to reckless endangerment and other charges in Cheektowaga Town Court on Wednesday.

They were released without bail.

Lopez, a veteran 'E' District officer, is now suspended without pay, and could be fired.

Deerhunter
August 10th, 2006, 01:44 AM
A nice Wed in the City. The guy that got killed in North Bflo was just getting home from work. His wife was stabbed also. The barbaric savage that did this is still at large. Hopefully there will be a witness or two that will have seen something. Kid had to come home and find his Father murdered, say a prayer for that kid, and his Mom as well.

Trolls_r_us
August 10th, 2006, 12:59 PM
wasn't that murder over near the north side of delaware park?

I would never guess that something like that would happen over there

Deerhunter
August 10th, 2006, 01:17 PM
but the garbage element is creeping in. It happened on Bedford street. Nice street. Horribly tragic. The scumbag that stabbed the guy should die. All the guy did was go to work, come home, and get murdered. I feel horrible for his wife who also got stabbed , and his son who came home and found him dead. Some ******* on the street said to me " all this over a burglary" I'll bet he was surprised when he saw the news. I think he was refering to the Police presence. I expect there will be an arrest made in short order. At least that is my hope. I imagine if anyone was looking to sell their house, that will help them decide.

Dr Funky
August 10th, 2006, 04:05 PM
I'm sorry I can't get these to you quicker but Im dealing with an incompetant media.

http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5263953

Double Shooting on Corner of Sycamore and Strauss

Buffalo, NY, August 10, 2006) - - Police are busy piecing together details from a double shooting Wednesday.

It happened on the corner of Sycamore and Strauss.

Investigators say two people were shot while driving a car around five o'clock Wednesday night.

The wounded driver then lost control and slammed into a building.

Both victims are expected to survive.

The gunman got away.

Dr Funky
August 10th, 2006, 04:12 PM
http://www.wkbw.com/Story.aspx?type=ln&NStoryID=13993

Buffalo Neighborhood Stabbing

Aug 10, 2006 - Police are not releasing names tonight, and no suspect is in custody. A man was stabbed to death, and his wife is hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Police say they were called to Bedford Avenue in North Buffalo just after six Wedesnday. They say a woman was found in the driveway with stab wounds, and her husband was inside the house. Both were rushed to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. Police say their children found them.

Police say they do not have a motive yet, and are continuing their investigating. They are canvassing the neighborhood looking for information

Dr Funky
August 10th, 2006, 04:15 PM
http://www.wkbw.com/Story.aspx?preview=&type=ln&NStoryID=14002

Victims Identified in Bedford Avenue Murder

Aug 10, 2006 - Buffalo Police have released the names in last night's brutal stabbing on Bedford Avenue in North Buffalo. Police say 48 year old Paul McCabe was stabbed to death. His wife, 52 year old Christine BaBarre-McCabe is in fair condition at ECMC with a stab wound to her arm.

The couple's two teenage sons came home at 6pm Wednesday night and found their mother lying outside of their home. Police say the mother yelled for her two sons to call for help. When police arrived, they found Paul McCabe stabbed to death inside the house.

Police still have no motive at this point and no weapon has been recovered. The search continues for the suspect at this time. Stay with 7 NEWS and WKBW.COM for any late breaking developments.

Dr Funky
August 11th, 2006, 10:47 PM
http://www.wgrz.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=40353

Buffalo Officer Arrested, Again

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A Buffalo police officer, arrested for the fourth time during his 20-year career, is accused of pointing his handgun at his girlfriend's head during a domestic argument on a street corner.

Police say 47-year-old Officer Antonio Roman, of the Traffic Unit, was charged with second-degree menacing after the confrontation early Tuesday morning with his 40-year-old girlfriend, also a Buffalo police officer. Both were off-duty.

Roman appeared Wednesday in handcuffs in a Buffalo City Court's domestic violence courtroom and was being held in Erie County Holding Center on five thousand dollars bail. He has been suspended with pay and faces departmental charges.

In April 1990, he was arrested for allegedly beating his wife before they were divorced. However, the misdemeanor assault charge
was later dropped.

On May 1, 1998, Roman's brother, Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Juan Roman, shot and killed his estranged wife, Norma, and shot a teacher's aide in School 18 on Hampshire Street. Juan Roman is
serving a prison term of 20 years to life.

Deerhunter
August 11th, 2006, 11:50 PM
He'll retire shortly. That will be part of his plea deal. Loose cannon with problems. No loss for the Dept.

Dr Funky
August 12th, 2006, 12:40 AM
He'll retire shortly. That will be part of his plea deal. Loose cannon with problems. No loss for the Dept.

I didnt meant that as a diss towards the police, it was just there and I thought it was relevant.



LOL The title sounds funny, like the person who typed it was sick and tired of seeing the same headline over and over.,


LOL, (Siiiiggggh, police officer arrested, AGAIN! Siiiigh)

Dr Funky
August 14th, 2006, 11:41 PM
There's already a thread about it, but Im just gonna add it in:

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060814/1006738.asp

Animal control officers recover five kittens scalded in frying pan

Five kittens were scalded Saturday afternoon after they were placed in a frying pan filled with hot cooking oil inside a West Side apartment, authorities said Sunday.
The kittens suffered slightly burned skin, which had turned red, and their orange and white fur became matted and covered with hot grease, according to animal control officers. The motive remains unclear, and charges are pending against the perpetrator.

Sunday, the five kittens were recovering in the Buffalo Animal Shelter, where staff members had cleaned them up, fed them and treated their wounds. Their mother, who was not injured, was also taken to the shelter.

The kittens - about 6 to 7 weeks old - are expected to make a full recovery and could be placed for adoption in two to three weeks.

"It's just disgusting - just horrible," said Charles Loubert Sr., an animal control officer.

"This is probably one of the worst cases of animal cruelty I've seen in my 26 years on the job. . . . It's very sad, because there is no reason to do this to a helpless kitten. If this man could do this to a kitten, he could do this to a person. He is a very sick man."

Loubert said the man who attacked the kittens will be charged with animal cruelty today. His identity has not been released.

The incident occurred in an apartment in the 1100 block of West Avenue, where another man lives with the five kittens and mother cat.

At about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, the resident of the address was cooking for the unnamed suspect, an acquaintance he invited to his home after encountering him at a bus stop, authorities said.

"He was cooking a couple of pork chops and went into another room," Loubert said. "The [visitor] started taking his clothes off, took two kittens, put them in the frying pan with the hot oil and pork chops and began swishing them around. Then he threw one kitten on the floor, and he took the other one and wiped it off on the wall. Then he put three more kittens into the frying pan."

Loubert and Northwest District police officers responded to the scene. The visitor was taken to Erie County Medical for treatment. "They were just soaked with grease," Loubert said. "When you picked them up, you could smell the grease, and they were dripping in it. The grease was even melting onto my white gloves."

The kittens were taken to the shelter, where a veterinarian and technician washed them with soap and dried them.

"I checked on them, and they're doing well," said Loubert, who visited them Sunday. "These kittens went through a huge ordeal."

Dr Funky
August 15th, 2006, 12:16 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5280114

Arson Suspected in String of Weekend Fires

(Buffalo, NY, August 14, 2006) - - Fire investigators are trying to get to the bottom of a rash of arsons across Buffalo, and if it wasn't for a brave neighbor, one of the fires could have ended much worse. News 4's Jodi Hovenden reports.

It was just after 1:00 Monday morning when Buffalo firefighters responded to a fire on Esser Avenue, one of ten arson fires they battled over the weekend.

Buffalo Fire Marshal Lieutenant Sal Colangelo said, "We suspect that there are multiple persons involved, and that it's just the overwhelming number of vacant buildings that the city hasn't torn down yet."

And while most of the arson fires have been set in vacant buildings, not all of them have been.

A family of five was rescued from their Sycamore Street home on Sunday, and investigators believe it, too, was arson.

Erica Driver said, "I woke up, heard people screaming and hollering, 'the house is on fire, get out'. I was scared. I didn't know what to do."

William Humphrey, grandfather of one of the fire victims said, "They could have murdered my family. You know, it's attempted murder. Whoever did this, I mean, they may be getting a kick [out of it], may be getting paid to set these fires, or whatever. I don't know. But what they need to do is stop. Too many innocent people can get hurt."

And other residents fear even the fires set in vacant houses could cause someone to get hurt.

Hovenden: Were you concerned for the safety of your family?

Buffalo resident Mark Skowronski: Oh yeah, because the flames were getting pretty high. I'm glad it wasn't a windy day, to put it that way. I mean, it could have been a lot worse.

That's why fire investigators are once again asking for the public's help.

Colangelo said, "They're extremely worried. It's unfortunate that they don't want to give any information. I don't know if they fear retaliation, or just don't want to be involved."

Anyone with information on any of the arsons is asked to call investigators at 851-4515.

There is up to $2,000 in reward money for information leading to an arrest.

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Dr Funky
August 16th, 2006, 11:19 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5291307

Bold Shooting in Broad Daylight in Schiller Park Area

(Buffalo, NY, August 16, 2006) - - Gunfire targeted a man in broad daylight Wednesday on a busy street corner in Buffalo's Schiller Park area. News 4's Jodi Hovenden reports the gunman is still at large, and the victim is in critical condition at ECMC.

Buffalo police say 22-year-old Leon East of Floss Street was ambushed as he and a friend left the Exxon Express store on Freund and Genesee Streets Wednesday morning, a bold shooting in broad daylight near a busy street corner.

One witness said, "At first, I thought firecrackers. I'm not use to people getting shot."

Lt. Kenneth Bienko of the Buffalo homicide squad said, "It's very concerning. Shot in broad daylight, 10:30 in the morning."

Detectives say the gunman fired five or six shots from a handgun. One of them struck Leon East in the head.

Bienko said, "We heard somebody came from up the street, don't know where he came from."

Detectives canvassed the neighborhood and searched for bullet holes in nearby businesses.

No one else was hurt, but with a $7 million reconstruction project underway and residents going about their day, Lovejoy District Buffalo Common Councilmember Richard Fontana says others could have been injured.

Fontana said, "We think maybe they knew each other. This was an ambush-type situation, but still, a little kid could have got shot. Anybody could have got shot. We have Save-a-Lot across the street, people doing their shopping."

For residents who live in the neighborhood, shootings like this one are happening all too often.

One man, who didn't want to go on camera, is concerned one of his three children could get caught in the crossfire.

He said, "This is ridiculous. This stuff needs to stop going on, because I can't deal with this."

Councilmember Fontana is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with information should call the homicide tip line at 847-2255.

Leon East is listed in critical condition at ECMC.

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Deerhunter
August 17th, 2006, 06:33 AM
One by an AK on Shumway the other shot to death on Herkimer. There were many shots fired calls in the Northeast district, but they missed their marks, or did shoot up the houses to send a msg. As well a guy got stabbed pretty good in B district. But there are no bad people in Bflo, these are just pretend criminals, ask Steven the authority on crime in the City.

Trolls_r_us
August 17th, 2006, 12:04 PM
yikes....

some parts of the city are truly scary....

but is it me or is the West Side becoming as bad as the East Side?

it seems like most of the big crime stories/murders lately have been on the West Side....

Dr Funky
August 17th, 2006, 12:26 PM
One by an AK on Shumway the other shot to death on Herkimer. There were many shots fired calls in the Northeast district, but they missed their marks, or did shoot up the houses to send a msg. As well a guy got stabbed pretty good in B district. But there are no bad people in Bflo, these are just pretend criminals, ask Steven the authority on crime in the City.

AK-47? Damn!

Dr Funky
August 17th, 2006, 12:44 PM
OK, I'm going to try and do something new, this should be a link to a video AND a news article, tell me if it works...

http://www.wivb.com/global/video/popup/pop_playerLaunch.asp?clipid1=918198&at1=News+%2D+Special+Coverage&vt1=v&h1=Today%27s+Top+Story+%2D+Wild+and+Deadly+Night+o n+Streets+of+Buffalo&d1=34567&redirUrl=www.wivb.com&activePane=info&LaunchPageAdTag=homepage

Wild and Deadly Night on Streets of Buffalo

(Buffalo, NY, August 17, 2006) - - It has been a wild and deadly night on the streets of Buffalo.

Two people were killed in separate shootings just a few hours apart.

The first happened right around Midnight at the intersection of Paderewski Drive and Shumway, where the victim was apparently shot to death while sitting in a pick-up truck.

The victims identity has not been released, and there's no word on any suspects.

As homicide detectives were still at that scene, shots rang out on the city's west side leaving another unidentified man dead.

It happened on the corner of West Delavan and Herkimer shortly after two o'clock Thursday morning.

There's no word on any suspects in this case either.

Dr Funky
August 17th, 2006, 01:35 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5294002

Police Investigate Shooting Outside Deli

(Buffalo, NY, August 17, 2006) - - News 4's Mylous Hairston reports on a shooting that took place moments ago on Jefferson and East North.

Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting that happened outside a deli at the intersection of Jefferson and East North.

Police tell News 4, a man was shot once. He's at ECMC right now and is expected to be okay.

The gunman is still on the loose.

News 4's Mylous Hairston is gathering more information at the scene. He'll have the latest Thursday night on News 4 at 5 & 6.

PBAguy
August 20th, 2006, 09:30 PM
just another day in the city. It is funny that Lipke wants more concessions from the BPD. It is a joke actually. I wonder how many times he goes to work, hears gunshots, then goes towards them ? I'm guessing , never. From a guy that gouges the public to the tune of 5 million a yr, I find it rather amusing this guy thinks we are over compensated. I'm still waiting for the News to come out with its Cops salaries story. Show the people which Cops answer the most calls, as well as the most dangerous. Put it out there for all the public to see.

citymouse
August 20th, 2006, 10:09 PM
Ain't gonna happen. Brian Meyer or Mier, or however he spells it, has total control of covering that. He is very anti labor and has his head so far up the control boards ass his shoes are brown.
He will not publish anything that puts you guys in a positive light. I know for a fact that Local 264 has given him so much information, true facts that could be validated, on what goes on in this city as far as it's work force, what the contracts really say, and other information that shows how off base this control board is. He doesn't print any of it. He continues to write have truths, innuendo, misleading facts, and outright lies, all putting us in a bad light.
We don't even talk to him anymore. It's just a waste of time.

biker
August 20th, 2006, 10:33 PM
Maybe Brian has trouble distinguishing the "true facts" you guys have fed him from the false "facts" you guys have fed him.

WNYresident
August 20th, 2006, 10:46 PM
I would have no issues at all in hiring more police at a reasonable wage to cover more areas of the community. I don't mean hire more so the rest can work even less. I mean to acutally have more on the streets at the busy times.

biker
August 20th, 2006, 10:55 PM
Res, don't be so hasty to throw money at a problem that is resolving itself.

There are so many people moving out of Buffalo that the officer:citizen ratio is rising even as attrition draws down the force.

Of course, I'm assuming that the City's five year plan from 2004 is still being followed and the Dept is attriting.

If not, the officer:citizen ratio is probably skyrocketing.

Dr Funky
August 20th, 2006, 11:36 PM
I'm sorry if I've missed any major crime stories between the 17th and the 20th

Im too lazy to look and see

http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5303209

Early Morning Double Shooting Leaves One Dead at the Scene

(Buffalo, NY, August 20, 2006) - - Buffalo Homicide Detectives are investigating an early morning double shooting that left one victim dead at the scene. Shortly after midnight, police were called to East Delevan, where a man and woman were found shot.

The female victim was rushed to ECMC, but the male victim was dead at the scene.

Police say they're frustrated because there were many witnesses who were unwilling to help investigators.

No names have been released, and there's no word on a motive for the shooting.

PBAguy
August 21st, 2006, 04:11 AM
another murder on E Delavan . Another shooting victim dead. I would like to see any future Control Board members actually live in the City. And not in North or South Bflo, but on the East or West Side. Maybe if they saw the lights and sirens going to all these crime scenes they would realize we do work. I agree about Brian Meyer. It is very rare he will put any public employee in good light. I believe it is the managers at the News though that would kick him to the curb if he ever did print a story that contradicted the Control Boards message that City workers are nothing but over paid garbage. Lipke should take a look at our current contract if he wants to see real savings for the City. Again he won't address that as it doesn't fit his agenda.

Dr Funky
August 21st, 2006, 01:46 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5305326

Police Say Argument Triggered Deadly Verdun Avenue Shooting

(Buffalo, NY, August 21, 2006) - - It appears an argument triggered a deadly late-night shooting in Buffalo.

It happened around nine o'clock Sunday night on Verdun Avenue near North Fillmore.

Police say two men were arguing when one man shot a 20-year-old victim several times.

He died a short time later at ECMC.

Police are not releasing the victim's name.

There's no word on any arrests.

ghosthunter
August 21st, 2006, 06:01 PM
Maybe it's just me, but I'm getting a little tired of hearing about people getting shot while they roam the worst streets in the city in the middle of the night. You're nothing short of a moron if you're hanging out on Herkimer Street at 2 AM. I don't care if you're a gangbanger or a little old lady - that's simply not wise.

The crime needs to stop, but maybe if people weren't so freakin' stupid - there would be a little bit less of it.

The Schiller Park shooting is an exception of course. Nobody should be running around firing off shots at 10:30 in the morning. Not that it's ever OK, but jeez, that's insane.

joe d.
August 21st, 2006, 08:05 PM
Maybe it's just me, but I'm getting a little tired of hearing about people getting shot while they roam the worst streets in the city in the middle of the night. You're nothing short of a moron if you're hanging out on Herkimer Street at 2 AM. I don't care if you're a gangbanger or a little old lady - that's simply not wise.

The crime needs to stop, but maybe if people weren't so freakin' stupid - there would be a little bit less of it.

The Schiller Park shooting is an exception of course. Nobody should be running around firing off shots at 10:30 in the morning. Not that it's ever OK, but jeez, that's insane.
YES..REPORT ON SOMETHING ELSE:confused: I CAN READ THE SNOOZE.I CAN ALSO READ THE LIPS OF MYLOUS HARRISTON ON CH 4..SO GIVE OT A BREAK..SHOW SOME BABY PICTURES OF THE KIDS OR SOMETHING:rolleyes:

biker
August 21st, 2006, 09:25 PM
I believe the genesis of this thread is: a)Funky was torqued that SU ignored Niagara Falls; b)people were posting really really ugly things about Niagara Falls; c)by showing the bad things happening in Buffalo, Niagara Falls may look better by comparison.

Typical progression of professional victims.

ghosthunter
August 21st, 2006, 10:38 PM
So, in the end, Buffalo and Niagara Falls both have enough crime to fill up at least 60 minutes of hard news - but on the flip side, our local news channels find that doing the weather 3 times in 30 minutes is more of what people want.

Dr Funky
August 21st, 2006, 10:56 PM
I believe the genesis of this thread is: a)Funky was torqued that SU ignored Niagara Falls; b)people were posting really really ugly things about Niagara Falls; c)by showing the bad things happening in Buffalo, Niagara Falls may look better by comparison.

Typical progression of professional victims.

Actually I was angry that the News Media in general ignored Niagara Falls especially the TV news, and I felt that if I was going to post about crime in Niagara Falls, why not about Buffalo.

And if people don't want to read anything that this thread is about, then simply don't click on the link.

http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5308761

16-Year-Old Boy Shot Near Langfield Drive Apartments on East Side

(Buffalo, NY, August 21, 2006) - - A 16-year-old boy is at ECMC after he was shot on the city's east side.

Police say they have few details about the shooting.

But they say the teenager lives near the Langfield Drive apartments where he was shot.

They have not released the victim's name

Deerhunter
August 22nd, 2006, 08:47 AM
I don't think a great many people realize how much crime really occurs in this city. And Funk is only posting some of the shootings and murders. Let me assure you , there are more. Anyone that has a scanner can tell you that. I like that it educates the people that do view this msg page. There are so many people that don't have any comprehension about what goes on every single night in this city. I had no idea that people get their houses shot up, and get shot at themselves, nearly every single day/night in this city. As well I believe it demonstrates the fact Bflo Cops do have a difficult , dangerous job.

granpabob
August 22nd, 2006, 09:20 AM
so which station is in niagara falls television news is local and national not the next city over. if you want more coverage get a station in niagara falls

Dr Funky
August 22nd, 2006, 09:49 AM
so which station is in niagara falls television news is local and national not the next city over. if you want more coverage get a station in niagara falls

We can't afford to pave the streets let alone operate a news station

granpabob
August 22nd, 2006, 10:50 AM
but you have all those millions from the Indians pave them with gold.LOL

ghosthunter
August 22nd, 2006, 11:25 AM
Niagara Falls has it's own newspaper, yet the Buffalo News loves to cram news about Niagara County into it's local section. I suggest forgetting about TV news and read the Buffalo News if you want to read about crime in the Falls.

If you must know, that's been a pet peeve of mine for a long time now - so it goes both ways. People in Buffalo think there's too much Niagara Falls news and people in Niagara Falls think there's too much Buffalo news.

I suggest owning a scanner - you get all the dirt firsthand.

Dr Funky
August 22nd, 2006, 11:37 AM
but you have all those millions from the Indians pave them with gold.LOL

hahahahaha


Niagara Falls has it's own newspaper, yet the Buffalo News loves to cram news about Niagara County into it's local section. I suggest forgetting about TV news and read the Buffalo News if you want to read about crime in the Falls.

If you must know, that's been a pet peeve of mine for a long time now - so it goes both ways. People in Buffalo think there's too much Niagara Falls news and people in Niagara Falls think there's too much Buffalo news.

I suggest owning a scanner - you get all the dirt firsthand.

The Buffalo newspaper reports stories that the Gazette tends to forget, as a matter of fact the Gazette is so shotty, it sometimes has to go and read the Buffalo News just to report something in the Gazette

Dr Funky
August 22nd, 2006, 11:51 AM
Here's a link with a video

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Police Respond to Outbreak of Violence

(Buffalo, NY, August 22, 2006) - - It was a wild and dangerous night for Buffalo Police. All night long, our cameras have been scrambling with them to cover a rash of violent crimes and accidents. News 4's Melissa Holmes reports from E-District headquarters with more you'll only see on News 4.

Dr Funky
August 22nd, 2006, 11:52 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5309829

Gunfire Erupts on West Side

(Buffalo, NY, August 22, 2006) - - Gunfire erupted on the city's west side Monday night after an officer with the newly-formed Buffalo Police Strike Force shot a man.

Investigators say the officer tried to stop a car driven by Demario McBride on West Avenue.

The officer then reportedly shot McBride in the leg when he made a threatening motion.

McBride is recovering at ECMC. He had a warrant out of Chautauqua County.

The officer is on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

Dr Funky
August 22nd, 2006, 11:54 AM
I don't think a great many people realize how much crime really occurs in this city. And Funk is only posting some of the shootings and murders. Let me assure you , there are more. Anyone that has a scanner can tell you that. I like that it educates the people that do view this msg page. There are so many people that don't have any comprehension about what goes on every single night in this city. I had no idea that people get their houses shot up, and get shot at themselves, nearly every single day/night in this city. As well I believe it demonstrates the fact Bflo Cops do have a difficult , dangerous job.

The same thing happens here except it's not every night and day like Buffalo, but when it happens they neglect to talk about it here as well.....

Dr Funky
August 22nd, 2006, 12:00 PM
PS, this is for any of those crackhead people that think Buffalo Cops are safe:

http://www.knowgangs.com/gang_resources/newsmenu/jan/jan2004_012.htm

The Bloods, a Buffalo street gang with national connections, are living up to their name.

When one gang member used too many bullets last month in an unsuccessful attempt to kill someone the Bloods' leaders wanted dead, fellow gang members killed the shooter with the bad aim, police said.

Another Blood met the same fate last month when he failed to find an individual the gang had decided should die.

"It's called "cleaning your plate.' If you don't "clean your plate, I kill you,' " a city police investigator said of the gang's justification for killing two of its own.

Now even cops may be fair game to the Bloods. Authorities issued a warning to city police officers that local Bloods, who number about 100, will be pledging over the Christmas holidays to progress into the gang's hierarchy. Any Blood who kills a cop advances.

Buffalo police are taking the threat seriously. They already estimate up to 40 percent of this year's 59 city homicides are gang-related.
And the same warning will soon be passed along to other local police departments, urging officers to be on their guard.

"This information came out in a homicide investigation when talking to witnesses and suspects," said Claudia Childs, the Buffalo Police Department's chief of investigative services. "Police work is a dangerous profession, and hopefully our officers will be cautious."

The gang started 30 years ago on the West Coast and gradually spread across the country as gang life found glamour in movies and music.

The Bloods, Childs said, live by different rules than most people.

"It's a totally different mentality and morality," Childs said.

Involved in homicides

Homicide investigators believe the Bloods participated in several recent killings, pushing the city's current homicide rate to 15 more than last year's total of 44.

The escalating trend in drug gang violence, police say, could eclipse the bloodshed brought on by the gang wars of the early 1990s. That's when Donald "Sly" Green and Darryl "Reese" Johnson ordered executions of competing gang members. That propelled the city's murder rate to its high of 92 in 1994.

"It seems like the Bloods settle their debts with death. There's no middle ground," said Detective Sgt. Robert Chella of the Buffalo Police Department's Special Services, an intelligence-gathering unit.

The Bloods are by far the best organized of the dozens of street gangs in the city, according to Capt. Mark Morgan, head of the Major Crimes Unit, which investigates homicides.

"We have some homicides that we can connect to active members of the Bloods," Morgan said. "These people are not afraid to use a gun. They conduct business with guns and violence."

Police Commissioner Rocco J. Diina and Erie County District Attorney Frank J. Clark acknowledged that the Bloods represent a serious threat to the safety of the community.

"We've been monitoring their activities and believe they're involved in some of the recent violence," Diina said.

Clark said he has assigned two senior prosecutors to work with city and Cheektowaga police in pursuing the gang.

Evidence found at a Nov. 16 robbery of three men staying in a Cheektowaga hotel provided authorities additional insights into how the Bloods operate, police said.

Though no Bloods currently live in Cheektowaga, Capt. James Morath of the Cheektowaga Police Department said the gang members go to Walden Galleria and sometimes rent rooms at hotels in the town.

Gang's inner workings

The high level of organization in the gang and its secretive ways have left even longtime investigators stunned.
Gang members use their own coded alphabet to write messages on the sides of buildings that appear as meaningless graffiti to the untrained eye.

Each member has his own "Book of Knowledge," a handwritten essay that recounts the history of the Bloods, its customs and symbols, including phrases that bear secret meanings to gang members.

New gang members are required to attend "powwows," where older gang members quiz them to make sure they have learned all there is to know about the Bloods.

Those who fail these quizzes pay a price.

"You must know the various signs and symbols of the gang. If you don't, you get what's known as a beat-down. You get beat up, and you have to take it," Chella said. "Can you imagine if schoolteachers operated that way? What an incentive to learn."

Buffalo is divided into four "sets" that the gang claims as its territories. They include the near East Side, the West Side, Central Park and the Bailey-Delavan neighborhood, according to detectives. They say that though membership in the Bloods is mainly African-Americans, whites and Hispanics are permitted to join in Buffalo.

Each set has a leader who is known as an "original gangster," who is older and more experienced in the ways of the gang.

"The original gangsters that are up here either come from New York City or the West Coast, because the gang members here are young and don't have a lot of experience," Chella said.

"There's a whole command structure," he added. "There's even an original gangster for the female members of the gang."

Female gang members play an important role, according to Police Officer James Reese, a member of Buffalo's gang-suppression unit.

"The women act as mules, carrying in the drugs and packaging the drugs, and they'll even do shifts selling the drugs. The men mainly handle money," Reese said.

The advantage to using females, he said, is that police are not as likely to stop women.

Disguising bad intent

The Bloods have their own code phrases, police say.

"Revoke your license" translates into "either get out of our territory or we will kill you."

Playing off the phrase "20/20 vision," the Bloods say "22-22" when they want someone "murdered on sight."

The code word for police officer is "Roscoe," a word from old-time gangster movies that meant gun, and "apples in the bowl" means there is a meeting of Bloods.

The gang also puts a slash through the letter "C" any time it writes a word with C in it. The slash is meant as a symbol of disrespect for the Crips, a rival street gang that started on the West Coast in the late 1960s, a few years before the Bloods.

A dog paw is a symbol that represents the Bloods, and members will often have it as a tattoo to identify them. Or gang members will wear red clothing for identification.

"They'll wear red shirts, baseball caps, bandannas, Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds jackets, but the ones who want to be really slick and discreet about it wear red sneakers," said Reese, the gang-suppression officer.

An 18-year-old dressed in a red sweat shirt beneath his winter coat and standing on Broadway near Fillmore Avenue last week said he was glad the Bloods are in town.

"I'd love something like that. It's exciting. I have Bloods in my family out in California," said the teen, who would identify himself only as John.

But others do not share his enthusiasm.

"When the Bloods come in, they'll try and get their own territory, and there's going to be shooting up," a 27-year-old East Side man said.

Conditions right for Bloods

Jared L. Lewis, a national expert on gangs and director of Know Gangs in Wisconsin, said circumstances in Buffalo were ripe for the Bloods.

"I attribute it to the breakdown of the family structure, poverty, racism and the negative influence of the media with movies and music that inspire and glamorize the gangster lifestyle," Lewis said.

The Bloods, he said, did not select Buffalo, but the young people here "chose the Bloods."

As to why young people would be willing to commit acts of violence for the gang, Reese offered an opinion:

"There are some kids out there so desperate to belong to a group that they'll do anything. The more ruthless the killing, the more respect you get."

The Bloods' coded graffiti would appear to attest to that.

Examples can be found on hundreds of buildings throughout the city, and one line on a closed grocery store at Brinkman and Rohe streets needs no decoding. It states: "Who want gunplay." Playing down the graffiti, Patricia Gauthier, president of the Brinkman Street Block Club, said teenagers in the neighborhood are responsible for the writing and not gangs.

"I think it is a scare tactic. They try to pretend they're a gang. They see it on TV and the backs of CDs," Gauthier said. "The kids here take pride in their neighborhood, and they're just marking up the building for the fun of it."

But police take the graffiti seriously and believe the Bloods wrote it to challenge another gang in the city.

Police take the threat of the Bloods so seriously that they say they are trying to head off a repeat of the early 1990s, when gang violence became a deadly way of life.

"Before it spreads, you've got to get to these kids. Parents and the community have to be involved," Chella said. "If not, our homicide count will continue to grow. We're seeing the rise in it now."

biker
August 22nd, 2006, 12:13 PM
How old was that story?


Police Commissioner Rocco J. Diina and Erie County District Attorney Frank J. Clark acknowledged that the Bloods represent a serious threat to the safety of the community.

Dr Funky
August 22nd, 2006, 06:17 PM
How old was that story?

2004.......

ForestBird
August 22nd, 2006, 08:58 PM
The scum with no purpose in Life are doing their worst, whatever they are called this year. I'm in favor of giving a squad of Police the right to kill any suspected gang member. Kill the bastards, whatever the age. We can't fight slime by being "nice".

Dr Funky
August 22nd, 2006, 10:26 PM
The scum with no purpose in Life are doing their worst, whatever they are called this year. I'm in favor of giving a squad of Police the right to kill any suspected gang member. Kill the bastards, whatever the age. We can't fight slime by being "nice".

You must be from Texas....

ForestBird
August 22nd, 2006, 11:06 PM
You must be from Texas....

Nope, from right here. I'm just a little tired of having to fear for my life if I go out of my house, after dark.

Dr Funky
August 22nd, 2006, 11:24 PM
Nope, from right here. I'm just a little tired of having to fear for my life if I go out of my house, after dark.

LOL, I was kidding

http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5309829

Officer on Administrative Leave after Shooting Suspect in Leg

(Buffalo, NY, August 22, 2006) - - A Buffalo Police officer is on administrative leave for shooting a man.

Police tell News 4 the officer, who works with the newly-formed Buffalo Police Strike Force, tried to stop a car driven by Demario McBride on West Avenue Monday night.

The officer shot McBride in the leg when he says McBride made a threatening motion, possibly reaching for a gun.

McBride, who is wanted on a warrant in Chautauqua County, is recovering at ECMC

Dr Funky
August 22nd, 2006, 11:25 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5313595

Police Say Gunmen Shot, Robbed Man at Home on Ada Place

(Buffalo, NY, August 22, 2006) - - Buffalo police had their hands full with an overnight crime wave on the city's east side.

Authorities say two gunmen shot and robbed a man after forcing their way into his Ada Place home Monday night.

The victim is expected to survive.

The gunmen are still at large, but police know who they're after.

Dr Funky
August 22nd, 2006, 11:27 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5313644

Violent Home Invasion May Be Result of Mistaken Identity

(Buffalo, NY, August 22, 2006) - - Police say two intruders bound and gagged a woman after breaking into her Newburgh Street home in Buffalo Monday night. But News 4's Lorey Schultz reports this crime may have resulted from a case of mistaken identity.

At a time like this, it's not easy to keep your cool. Tuesday, sparks flew when four sisters showed up at the home of their grandmother, who survived a brutal beating overnight.

Granddaughter: "She's a church-going woman, goes to church all the time, and I can't see this happening to her."

Buffalo police say two intruders broke into the 60-year-old woman's Newburgh Street apartment shortly after midnight, demanding cash.

She was in bed when they bound, gagged and beat her in what turned out to be a case of mistaken identity.

E District Buffalo Police Chief Anthony Barba said, "It seems they were calling her by another name, and when she was able to say that's not her name, they fled."

Investigators know who the intruders were looking for, but wouldn't elaborate.

Some residents now fear for their own safety.

One man said, "I intend to get out, sell the place."

The victim, who is legally blind, is described as a church-going woman with a huge heart.

Her granddaughters are furious that someone would assault her, and want to bring the intruders to justice.

Granddaughter: "I mean, she really loved me, and I don't understand why anyone would do that to her."

Granddaughter: "It's very overwhelming now, and the family isn't coping with it well right now. ... Imagine someone badly beating your grandmother in the face like that, in the head, just an elderly person; it's terrible."

The victim is listed in stable condition with aggravated injuries to her eye.

Police have not yet made an arrest in the case, but are advising residents in that neighborhood to secure their doors, just as a precaution.

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I wouldn't blame that family if they retaliated

buffy
August 23rd, 2006, 02:50 AM
Let's get the State Police in BUFFALO, hello?

Maybe do their 4 a.m. raids to confiscate guns from gangs.

(instead of running DNA testing on a "pop bottle" looking for Bucky :confused: )

Deerhunter
August 23rd, 2006, 03:43 AM
guy got shot in the hip on Busti. Any Control Board members live on Busti ???

ghosthunter
August 23rd, 2006, 08:28 AM
The scum with no purpose in Life are doing their worst, whatever they are called this year. I'm in favor of giving a squad of Police the right to kill any suspected gang member. Kill the bastards, whatever the age. We can't fight slime by being "nice".

I totally agree. They're living life on the edge anyway, push 'em over.:D

Dr Funky
August 23rd, 2006, 11:13 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5315197

Maryland Street Shooting

(Buffalo, NY, August 23, 2006) - - Buffalo Police were busy investigating a shooting.

Officers say a man was shot in the hip on Maryland Street.

He is expected to be okay, but police say he is not cooperating with them and they have no suspects.

Dr Funky
August 23rd, 2006, 06:58 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5315197

Victim Not Cooperating with Police

(Buffalo, NY, August 23, 2006) - - Buffalo Police say a man who was shot isn't helping investigators find the gunman who injured him.

They tell News 4, the man was shot in the hip on Maryland Street overnight.

The victim is expected to be okay, but police say he is not cooperating with them and they have no suspects.

joe d.
August 23rd, 2006, 07:36 PM
WHERE'S CHARLES BRONSON WHEN WE NEED HIM. what the city needs is someone like him to go out and "cull" the low lifes whe prey on honest citizens. screw the rights of the criminal. save the time an expense of the courts and tax payer provided attorneys!!:D

citymouse
August 23rd, 2006, 09:27 PM
WHERE'S CHARLES BRONSON WHEN WE NEED HIM.

He's dead.

Dr Funky
August 23rd, 2006, 10:16 PM
Who is Charles Bronson?

biker
August 23rd, 2006, 11:26 PM
Who is Charles Bronson?

You're kidding. You must have a death wish.

Dr Funky
August 25th, 2006, 02:20 PM
Uh...........

Deerhunter
August 26th, 2006, 06:30 AM
50 and 51 for the yr. Murdered last night. I believe another got shot and is in the hospital. He isn't dead yet.

ghosthunter
August 26th, 2006, 09:48 AM
Wonder if they'll beat the old record of '94? That's one way to rid the city of scumbags. It's not exactly politically correct, but it does the job.

biker
August 26th, 2006, 10:00 AM
Uh...........

Charles Bronson, star of the "Death Wish" movies, where a lone vigilante kills all sorts of urban scum.

Deerhunter
August 26th, 2006, 11:27 AM
Guess I have to pay closer attention to the radio. There were 2 murdered and 4 others shot. Nice friday night in the city. And to think there are people that believe there are no real criminals in Bflo. I need a pair of those rose colored glasses.

Dr Funky
August 26th, 2006, 12:05 PM
LOL @ Rose colored glasses haha

I tried to post a link for those homicides last night but they didn't have them available yet.

What was the homicide number at this time last year for Buffalo?

Dr Funky
August 26th, 2006, 12:08 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5329299

Homicide Detectives Investigate Three Shootings Within Four Hours

(Buffalo, NY, August 26, 2006) - - While most of us slept, Buffalo Homicide Detectives put in a long night, investigating no less than three shootings within a four-hour period. The latest occured around 10:15 Friday night on Shirley Avenue.

The unidentified victim was brought to sisters hospital in a car, and then transferred to ECMC.

The victim was last reported in critical condition.

There's no word on any arrests or a motive.

Dr Funky
August 26th, 2006, 12:10 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5329301

Buffalo Police Busy Investigating Shootings in the City

(Buffalo, NY, August 26, 2006) - - While gunshots were fired on Shirley Avenue, Buffalo Police were already busy investigating two other shootings in the City. Both of those are now the city's latest homicides. News 4's Alysha Palumbo has more.

Deerhunter
August 26th, 2006, 12:18 PM
the usual average is about 1 a week. During the early 90's , with the crack epidemic the numbers rose into the 90's. I believe the East and West sides of Bflo will resemble Beirut in 20 yrs. We as Bflo Cops have been going from call to call to call to call. All night. There is no let up. And to think they want to slash another 75 Cops is baffling. I predict a high burn out rate for Bflo Cops. I'm guessing down the road you won't find very many doing more than 20 yrs on this job. It will be 20 and out, gone. There are so many nights you can't even eat a meal because of the number of hot calls coming out. It is dismaying to tell people " I'm sorry your garage was broken into, but I have to go , a guy just got shot " " If I can get back I will, otherwise a Detective will get a hold of you in a week or so, again I'm sorry" and it's off to the hot call. There aren't enough Cops, and the Districts are so big now. It isn't like the days of the precinct. Yes the Districts save money but the quality of attention you can pay to a call has diminished.

Dr Funky
August 26th, 2006, 01:48 PM
the usual average is about 1 a week. During the early 90's , with the crack epidemic the numbers rose into the 90's. I believe the East and West sides of Bflo will resemble Beirut in 20 yrs. We as Bflo Cops have been going from call to call to call to call. All night. There is no let up. And to think they want to slash another 75 Cops is baffling. I predict a high burn out rate for Bflo Cops. I'm guessing down the road you won't find very many doing more than 20 yrs on this job. It will be 20 and out, gone. There are so many nights you can't even eat a meal because of the number of hot calls coming out. It is dismaying to tell people " I'm sorry your garage was broken into, but I have to go , a guy just got shot " " If I can get back I will, otherwise a Detective will get a hold of you in a week or so, again I'm sorry" and it's off to the hot call. There aren't enough Cops, and the Districts are so big now. It isn't like the days of the precinct. Yes the Districts save money but the quality of attention you can pay to a call has diminished.

Do you feel that Buffalo will be the next Detroit?

granpabob
August 26th, 2006, 02:24 PM
yes sir that sure makes me want to give up my suburban malls and go down town to shop in all the empty buildings. they clean up the crime and maybe business will get better oh yea I forgot parking and the distance to drive oh well good luck with your city

Dr Funky
August 26th, 2006, 03:50 PM
yes sir that sure makes me want to give up my suburban malls and go down town to shop in all the empty buildings. they clean up the crime and maybe business will get better oh yea I forgot parking and the distance to drive oh well good luck with your city

Is that you in your picture?

You don't happen to work at the NACC do you?

granpabob
August 26th, 2006, 04:14 PM
[QUOTE=Dr Funky]Is that you in your picture?

are you you is a crazy question

I have worked in buffalo many times and after much trouble and a few times being too close to gun fire I refused to work down town any more. main street might be safe but its like olongapo (sp) in the philipines you just dont wander off the main road. my fence jobs took me into back yards in neighborhoods that were not safe ,buffalos crime is not the only reason I dont go to the "big city" ,its mostly because the city is empty. what ever it has to offer me i can find in the burbs. the only thing the city has that i use are the government offices the government supported sports teams and childrens dont give me entertainment we have that too. food can be found anywhere
crime, red tape and taxes have moved what was once the city's drawing cards to the burbs. clean up the crime and maybe something will move back that I might like

Dr Funky
August 26th, 2006, 04:27 PM
[QUOTE=Dr Funky]Is that you in your picture?

are you you is a crazy question

I have worked in buffalo many times and after much trouble and a few times being too close to gun fire I refused to work down town any more. main street might be safe but its like olongapo (sp) in the philipines you just dont wander off the main road. my fence jobs took me into back yards in neighborhoods that were not safe ,buffalos crime is not the only reason I dont go to the "big city" ,its mostly because the city is empty. what ever it has to offer me i can find in the burbs. the only thing the city has that i use are the government offices the government supported sports teams and childrens dont give me entertainment we have that too. food can be found anywhere
crime, red tape and taxes have moved what was once the city's drawing cards to the burbs. clean up the crime and maybe something will move back that I might like

You misunderstood my question, I thought I recognized you as someone else, my bad

PBAguy
August 27th, 2006, 01:50 AM
would be for everybody to stop smoking weed, crack, doing lines of coke, shooting heroin, and not doing met and ecstasy. The drug trade is what is responsible for 95% of the crime and murders committed in the city. Either turf, or deals gone bad. The proliferation of gangs, and their control over the flow of drugs is the reason behind the murders, shootings etc. Of course you get your occasional domestic that goes bad , or baby neglect, or some lunatic, but for the most part it is black on black crime. So it is never going to end because people are weak and get addicted to the above drugs, not necessarily weed, but the rest drives people to do whatever they have to to obtain money to fuel their habit. And yea, if Detroit is a burned out mess, than yea, that's what Bflo will turn into. Starting with the East and West sides, spreading north and south. One day I'll buy a house in the 2nd ring of burbs, far enough away, but no too far a commute to get away from this imploding mess.

biker
August 27th, 2006, 08:08 AM
If the East and West Sides are so dirt poor, where does everyone get the dough to buy all these drugs?

PBAguy
August 27th, 2006, 11:36 AM
all races. I could be wrong but there seem to be stereotypical types that consume different drugs. Not that their etched in stone but, seemingly all races smoke weed, shoot heroin, smoke crack. The met/ecstasy seems to be white , 20 ish group. Cocaine , late 20's to 40 , predominantly white consumers. Of course there are always exceptions but those consumers are fueling , supporting the drug trade. And it is the recreational users that support the trade, not just addicts. If everyone quit, cold turkey , tomorrow, there would be a glut , prices would drop, initially there would be increased violence as dealers would try to expand territory but in the end these people would be forced to look to other venues to make money. Some other scam would arise because these people won't work like everyone else for a living. It is just a pipe-dream though and will never happen. Too many excuses provided for addicts and experimental/recreational drug use in our society.

biker
August 27th, 2006, 05:24 PM
So did the ChiCom have the only proven plan for ending drug abuse?

Right after their victory in China in 1949, they took all drug users, dealers and prostitutes (dual problem, here) to the outskirts of every town and shot them.

End of problem.

Is that the only solution?

ghosthunter
August 27th, 2006, 07:18 PM
In the paper yesterday, there was an article about a mother who lost 3 sons to shootings. Am I the only person who noticed that nobody mentioned in that article had the same last name? 3 sons, 3 different last names.

The complete lack of family values in the city has contributed greatly to the breakdown of a decent, peaceful society. Until that gets fixed (which it won't, thanks to the generosity of our welfare system) - the "Nonviolence Begins With Me" signs are pretty much a waste of perfectly good trees.

biker
August 27th, 2006, 08:18 PM
But it makes the people who post those sanctimonius signs feel so good about themselves and superior to troglodytes like you (and me!!).

Deerhunter
August 27th, 2006, 10:36 PM
Broadway near Goodyear, guy got shot in the arm. Good thing there are no real criminals in Bflo.

biker
August 27th, 2006, 10:49 PM
Who said there's no criminals in Buffalo? There's a whole lot.

What a lot of us objected to are arrogant PBA unionites who spout their crap to an impoverished community and then hide behind the flag and their uniforms whenever anyone criticizes their politicized union rants.

Dr Funky
August 27th, 2006, 11:04 PM
Broadway near Goodyear, guy got shot in the arm. Good thing there are no real criminals in Bflo.

It's just a flesh wound, make him walk it off...


LOL Just playin :D


Who said there's no criminals in Buffalo? There's a whole lot.

Trust me, there's a LOT of people that have the perception that Buffalo is nothing but a safe suburbia surrounded by cows and farms.

I have personally heard people say it's a completely safe city and that everybody that trys to "act hard" is simply a "wannabe"

And the majority of that talk comes from people from downstate, New York city and the Tri-State area.

They see all of Upstate as a cow tipping, cousin marrying hillbilly-ville.

Trust me, it's true.

Even the politicians see it like that.

Dr Funky
August 27th, 2006, 11:12 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5331091

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Police Overwhelmed With Number of Violent Crimes

(Buffalo, NY, August 27, 2006) - - Police are overwhelmed with the number of violent crimes plaguing the Queen City. This weekend, gunfire claimed two more lives.

One buffalo family is enduring the same tragic feeling all over again. These bullet holes tell the story of a tragic shooting outside this Millicent Avenue home, where police say the 22 year old victim was running to when he was shot to death.

But that's not the whole story, Monica Hargrove says her nephew Carlos Ross was her sisters third son to be killed by violence.

It began in 2001 when 18 year old Randy Ross was gunned down, then earlier this year, 25 year old Adtwan Ervin was shot to death on Jewitt near Fillmore Avenue. Monica Hargrove: "To go to work and have 3 to 4 jobs while you're kids are growing up so they can have everything to stay off the streets and then to turn around and have to bury 3 of them it's crazy."

The shooting here was just one of three on Friday night. One of the most violent nights we've had in the Queen City this summer.

Michele McClintick: "The first shooting happened here in broad daylight, police say he was gunned down at close range."

Inez Brand was working at Soul Fabulous during the dinner hour, when the shooting occurred. Restaurant employee Inez Brand: "All of the sudden we hear these shots ring out like a repeating rifle about 6 of them."

Police say that the suspect continued to shoot the 24 year old while he was lying on the ground. Det. Sgt. Jim Lonergan of the Buffalo Police: "It's cowards they don't know how to fight and somebody rather than punch each other in the face they shoot ya they're just cowards."

Last night's shooting on Shirley Avenue left another man fighting for his life after being shot in the stomach. John King of the Buffalo Police Dept.: "This isn't a reflection on our city or the people of our city, this is a reflection of the criminal element in our city."

One that's been keeping police busy all summer long. Anyone with information on any of these shootings should call the Buffalo Homicide Squad at 851 - 4466.

Dr Funky
August 27th, 2006, 11:16 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5331178

Memorial Service Held for Father Who Was Fatally Stabbed

(Buffalo, NY, August 27, 2006) - - Relatives and other loved ones remembered a North Buffalo father who was fatally stabbed outside his home. A memorial service was held at St. Louis Church for Paul McCabe.

Prosecutors say 19 year old Justin Kelly stabbed McCabe outside his Bedford Avenue home last week, and slashed his wife.

Police say McCabe refused to give up his cellphone during the robbery attempt.

Dr Funky
August 27th, 2006, 11:29 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5331093

Violence Strikes Again in the Queen City

(Buffalo, NY, August 27, 2006) - - Violence struck again in the Queen City while you slept. Shortly after two o'clock Sunday morning Police were called to the 14-hundred block of broadway, near goodyear.

They found a male with a gunshot wound to the arm.

So far police have not tracked down a suspect in this shooting, and there's no word on the victim's name or condition.

biker
August 27th, 2006, 11:42 PM
Trust me, there's a LOT of people that have the perception that Buffalo is nothing but a safe suburbia surrounded by cows and farms.

Trust you?

What're you?? Nuts!!!

What credibility do you have to speak on anything about Buffalo.

You're from the Falls.

You started this thread, trying to show Buffalo in a bad light so Niagara Falls might look a tad better than Buffalo.

So people should listen to you bloviate about Bufftown?

I think it's time for you to return to the Psych Ward now.

Dr Funky
August 28th, 2006, 12:24 AM
Trust you?

What're you?? Nuts!!!

What credibility do you have to speak on anything about Buffalo.

You're from the Falls.

You started this thread, trying to show Buffalo in a bad light so Niagara Falls might look a tad better than Buffalo.

So people should listen to you bloviate about Bufftown?

I think it's time for you to return to the Psych Ward now.

Great, another crackhead, what are you? SundayNiagara in a different account?

If you don't trust me then that's fine, all you have to do is take a trip to New York and ask around yourself, they will ask you if you drove your pickup with some hay and chickens all the way to the "Big City" and how you made it there pumped full of moonshine. ;)

How the **** am I making Niagara Falls look better when both cities have stabbings, murders and shootings?

Did you graduate middle school? Probably not.

Don't attack me, because I don't back down

biker
August 28th, 2006, 12:54 AM
How the **** am I making Niagara Falls look better when both cities have stabbings, murders and shootings?


Funny, you agreed that that was your objective just a few posts ago.


Don't attack me, because I don't back down

And you do look foolish.

Dr Funky
August 28th, 2006, 01:01 AM
I said that if I was going to make a crime thread about the Falls then why not about Buffalo.

Because bith cities have the same stuff.

Now why would I go and make a crime report thread about the Falls, and one about Amherst?

We don't have the same stuff.

And how am I making myself look foolish when everything I post is truth? I provide the links for the articles and if you don't believe me about the New York City mentality then go to any New York Forum and ask them yourself.

Here's some more proof:

It's a New York Forum that thinks that People Uptstate Tip Cows all day long...

http://www.nyhoops.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3188

biker
August 28th, 2006, 01:23 AM
When you grow up a little more, you'll find that we (and you, when you grow up) really don't care what NYC people think of us.

These are people who lecture you about how provincial upstaters are, while they have a copy of the NY Times tucked under their arm.

Said lecture delivered in the city where they live, Buffalo, Syracuse or Rochester.

Who's the myopic provincial? Why bother to care what this type thinks of you.

Dr Funky
August 28th, 2006, 01:30 AM
When you grow up a little more, you'll find that we (and you, when you grow up) really don't care what NYC people think of us.

These are people who lecture you about how provincial upstaters are, while they have a copy of the NY Times tucked under their arm.

Said lecture delivered in the city where they live, Buffalo, Syracuse or Rochester.

Who's the myopic provincial? Why bother to care what this type thinks of you.

When I grow up? Naw bro, I'm already grown.

And if someone comes over to me and tells me I'm a punk ass bitch hillbilly Im gonna let him know what's up, I won't be disrespected like that.

Dr Funky
August 28th, 2006, 01:34 AM
And I'm not talking about Wall Street only, the whole city, including Bed-Stuy and wherever else

Deerhunter
August 28th, 2006, 08:56 AM
posted that there were no real criminals in Bflo. That there were just a bunch of wannabes. What Cop on this board has hidden behind a flag. All I have seen is them, myself included tell it like it is. Sometimes people can't handle the truth. It doens't go along with their agenda. Whatever, I see what I see, and I put it out there. And I live the life, I don't armchair. I am there not just sitting behind a keyboard spouting off about things I haven't experienced.

ghosthunter
August 28th, 2006, 02:23 PM
How did this thread go from Buffalo/Niagara Falls to New York City? And who really cares if a bunch of uninformed New York City residents think all of upstate is cowtown? Does it matter?

The people who make remarks like that have obviously never been to an upstate city - they have some unexplicable superiority complex because they live in the "big" city. It surely doesn't mean all New York City residents believe we're spending our days and nights cow tipping and baling hay.;)

And, IF their idea of being a legitimate city means loads of violent crime, then they have their heads screwed on backward anyway. So why even give them the time of day?

I would gladly welcome any New York City residents to this forum so we could hear their opinions on this subject. We are ALL New Yorkers, and we should stick together for the common good of this bloodsucking state - not create a massive divide - that's just petty and stupid.

Dr Funky
August 28th, 2006, 10:28 PM
We are ALL New Yorkers, and we should stick together for the common good of this bloodsucking state - not create a massive divide - that's just petty and stupid.

Not in my opinion, I say we secede from the rest of the state and form our own state called West New York.

Kind of like South Carolina and North Carolina

Dr Funky
August 29th, 2006, 11:14 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5342274

http://wivb.images.worldnow.com/images/5342274_SS.jpg

Deli Owner Shot & Killed at University District Store

(Buffalo, NY, August 29, 2006) - - A deli owner is dead after a shooting at a University District store late Tuesday afternoon. News 4's Al Vaughters reports from Englewood Avenue. (Complete story on News 4 On Demand)

Dr Funky
August 29th, 2006, 11:17 PM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5342603

Man Admits to Fatal Stabbing of Girlfriend

(Buffalo, NY, August 29, 2006) - - A Buffalo man admits he fatally stabbed his girlfriend.

51-year-old Anthony Page pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter for the stabbing death of Jill Ineson.

Investigators say Page stabbed Ineson with a kitchen knife while they were inside their West Ferry Street home in January of 2005.

Page will be sentenced in November.

biker
August 30th, 2006, 12:04 AM
http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5342274

http://wivb.images.worldnow.com/images/5342274_SS.jpg

Deli Owner Shot & Killed at University District Store

(Buffalo, NY, August 29, 2006) - - A deli owner is dead after a shooting at a University District store late Tuesday afternoon. News 4's Al Vaughters reports from Englewood Avenue. (Complete story on News 4 On Demand)

That's got to be right on the border with Kenmore, if it's really in Buffalo at all.

Damn Kenmorons.:mad:

ForestBird
August 30th, 2006, 01:59 AM
It's about 5 blocks inside of Buffalo, but that's an "iffy" area, now. The ghetto-dwellers overwhelmed Kensington, and now are moving into and wrecking the University area.

The description of the uncaught suspects is no surprise.

Dr Funky
August 30th, 2006, 02:21 AM
I thought University was Buffalo University or something...

ForestBird
August 30th, 2006, 02:32 AM
I thought University was Buffalo University or something...
Yep, you are correct - the State University of New York, at Buffalo - South Campus. The homes in this particular area were cheaply built, so are good targets for blight. Lots of student housing now, though that will change if there are too many murders of corner store owners. :(

Dr Funky
August 30th, 2006, 12:09 PM
Yep, you are correct - the State University of New York, at Buffalo - South Campus. The homes in this particular area were cheaply built, so are good targets for blight. Lots of student housing now, though that will change if there are too many murders of corner store owners. :(

Maybe tuition will go down now?













....ok bad joke


PS, what year did Buffalo have the leat number of homicides?

Within the past twenty years?

Dr Funky
August 31st, 2006, 12:03 PM
http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060831/1063398.asp

Citizens mobilize against crime

Block clubs are growing fast as criminals creep into neighborhoods not usually affected by violence

The murder of a University Heights deli operator Tuesday afternoon is just one of a long list of horrific crimes that have afflicted the city this year. Residents are angry, and they're doing something about it.
Police blame an influx of drugs, gangs and guns. But the victims aren't all drug dealers and gang bangers.

The murders aren't all happening in so-called "bad neighborhoods."

"These people are off the hook," said University Council Member Bonnie E. Russell, who visited the M&F University Grocery and Deli where Ziad Nasser was gunned down. She arrived minutes before his grieving relatives would begin mopping up his blood from the floor.

"They are killing people in the day hours," Russell said. "They don't care what part of town they go to. They don't know Buffalo's "areas.' It's just turf to them."

Russell - whose district has suffered three fatal shootings since Friday - called on her constituents to write letters and make calls to the city control board, demanding that its members "release their purse strings" so the city can put more police officers on the streets.

Residents are taking matters into their own hands, too.

They're forming block clubs by the dozens, taking the time to call the police and alert neighbors about suspicious activity, and they're installing security systems to protect their homes.

"Ten years ago, I never would have done this," said Michael Riester, president of the Parkside Community Association, who installed motion detector lights around his property shortly after the April 14 murder of George Pitliangas, owner of Tony's Ranch House, a popular Main Street restaurant.

"It's like I've turned a corner," Riester said.

Statistics show that violence is on the rise this year throughout the city.

Buffalo has had 52 murders so far this year - 10 more than the 42 murders the city had at this time last year. If the city's murders continue at the current pace, Buffalo could break its modern record set in 1994 when the city recorded 92 homicides.

At least two of this year's homicide victims were innocent bystanders: A man returning from a store to buy snacks for his pregnant girlfriend was struck by a bullet fired at a group on Pennsylvania Avenue, and a grandmother stepping out on her porch was hit by a teenager firing at a couple arguing on Seventh Street.





By the numbers

A Police Department crime analysis provided to The Buffalo News on Wednesday showed that overall violent crime between January and July increased 10 percent compared with the same period last year.

Homicides were up 14 percent in those first seven months. Robbery was up 17 percent. Assaults increased 7 percent. Only rape marked a downward trend - dropping by 13 percent.

Police Commissioner H. McCarthy Gipson acknowledged Wednesday that crime is creeping into North Buffalo and other neighborhoods traditionally considered "safe."

"Some of the problems that have existed in a community that people refer to as the "East Side' are spreading into other communities," Gipson said.

He pointed out that overall crime is actually down 7 percent for the first seven months of 2006, compared with last year. Gipson also said that more than half - 58 percent - of this year's homicides already have been solved and that detectives believe they are closing in on Nasser's killers.

While police brass blame drugs and gangs for most of the increase in violence, some say it's now affecting middle-class and more affluent neighborhoods because of the city's weakening economy - which is making criminals more desperate.

"These are more affluent neighborhoods," said Lt. Kenneth Bienko, who heads the Homicide Unit. "So it makes sense to go to these neighborhoods if you're going to rob, because there's more of a chance of getting money."

Pitliangas was shot during a robbery just as he was closing up shop around 5 p.m. at Tony's Ranch House.

On Aug. 9, Paul J. McCabe, a father of two, was stabbed to death by a teenager on Bedford Avenue, near Lincoln Parkway, as he and his wife were out on a walk by their home. Police say the teenager wanted to steal McCabe's cell phone. His wife also was stabbed but survived.

And then Tuesday at 2 p.m., Ziad Nasser, 36, was on the phone and alone at his deli on Englewood Avenue, a mostly residential street lined with 21/2-story houses popular with college students.

Police say two teenagers walked into the store. Nasser's friend on the other line put him on hold, according to Nasser's cousin, Jabar Abdallah, 33.

"He came back on the phone and [Nasser] was screaming: "Allah! Allah! Oh, God!' " Abdallah said.

Nasser had come to the United States about eight years ago, first living in Lackawanna and later moving to Buffalo. He worked at several family delis in the area, but M&F, which he took over about five months ago, was the first store he ran on his own.

Friends and family had talked to him about putting in some sort of security system, but he told them he didn't think he faced any danger and often worked alone. He talked often about being able to bring his wife and four children to Buffalo soon from Yemen.





Residents in shock

Nasser's younger brother, Habib, tried to make sense of how his brother, who was so liked in this community, could be killed in cold blood.

"Do you see the candles outside!" he yelled, pointing to the memorial that spelled out "R.I.P." with tea lights. "That's how much people liked him."

Jenny Casperson, 22, a University at Buffalo student who lives next door to the deli, said she was stunned by the killing. "I can't believe that they came in and did that in the daylight," she said.

The rising violence has not gone unnoticed by residents who are beginning to take action.

"Everybody is concerned about the violence across the city," said Linda Freidenberg, president of the Board of Block Clubs of Buffalo & Erie County. Over the last two months, Freidenberg said, about 60 block clubs have started up in the region. The new block associations in Buffalo are cropping up in every part of the city, she said, bringing the area's total to about 500.

Freidenberg often attends the first couple of meetings of new clubs, and she said the first issue on the agenda is invariably crime.

Shortly after the Pitliangas murder, the Parkside association formed a subgroup of "stakeholders," as Riester put it - Main Street business owners, representatives from the nearby colleges and homeowners - who now meet regularly to talk about safety issues.

"People are keeping an eye out for people who are lingering or loitering," Riester said. Police officials say they have a number of initiatives to combat the rising violence.

But it hasn't been an easy problem to tackle. "Robberies and homicides are difficult to prevent, but we're being active on those investigations," Gipson said.

Gipson asked for Buffalo's patience as the Police Department continues to implement its "zero tolerance" blitz on so-called "quality of life" issues, an initiative started earlier this year in an effort to curb drug-related crime.

Gipson also echoed Russell's concerns that the control board is holding up the possibility of adding new police officers. "So what we're doing is redeploying officers," Gipson said. "We're trying to do more with less."

http://www.buffalonews.com/graphics/2006/08/31/actualsize/0831a1russell_mrln.jpg

Council Member Bonnie E. Russell says the city needs more police. Her University District has had three fatal shootings since Friday, the most recent on Tuesday at the deli behind her at the corner of Englewood Avenue and Eley Place.

http://www.buffalonews.com/graphics/2006/08/31/actualsize/0831nephew_mrln.jpg

A nephew holds a photo of Ziad Nasser, who was gunned down at his M&F University Grocery and Deli on Tuesday. Friends and family say Nasser believed he was safe at the deli.

biker
August 31st, 2006, 12:18 PM
Maybe the killers were inspired by Andrew Young's comments about how the Arabs were ripping off black folks in their stores.

Just like the Koreans and Jews before them.

Good ol' Andy Young, Ambassador of good will and tolerance.

ghosthunter
September 1st, 2006, 11:53 AM
Bucky monopolized the news last night, but the Buffalo cops were busy - the scanner was buzzing with stuff - the big crime wave didn't come to a miraculous halt, it's just the news stations had bigger fish to fry.

biker
September 1st, 2006, 12:24 PM
The crime wave will slow markedly when school starts.

And almost stop when night time temps hit the 30s.

Same thing every year.

PBAguy
September 1st, 2006, 12:39 PM
yea, a Bflo Cop got shot at last night. As well there was a shooting on the West Side and a stabbing too. As well at least 2 other persons were shot at on the East Side. But since it is a seasonal thing, just let it happen and hope for winter, that is Bikers idea of law enforcement. Another pathetic attempt to downplay the role of Cops. Glad you're just a keyboard junkie and not a policy maker.

biker
September 1st, 2006, 12:47 PM
An observation of patterns, pinhead.

Which you didn't dispute.

Hmmmm are you ticked because, when the police claim they're pushing down the crime wave someone might ascribe it to the change in weather?

I hadn't thought of that angle.

Thanks.

Townsfolk
September 1st, 2006, 01:38 PM
Another pathetic attempt to downplay the role of Cops.

What's pathetic is the cops writing all those parking tickets and picketing the control board members.

Deerhunter
September 1st, 2006, 04:07 PM
Pbaguy didn't say that. Another warped view of snivelling Biker. Don't park illegally and you won't get a ticket. As far as the picketing, if it pisses the CB members off, than I am for it. They are causing hardship in my life by not honoring our contract. Too bad if they get something back. A minor annoyance for them I'm sure.

biker
September 1st, 2006, 04:37 PM
what Cop said that Cops were curbing the violence ?

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Pbaguy didn't say that. Another warped view of snivelling Biker.

Another pinhead.

I was merely making an observation that crime rises when school is out and it's hot. And it falls when the opposite occurs.

But by the violence of your reaction and your statement that the coppers are completely ineffective at preventing crime (something I wasn't even thinking about), I'll accept your statement as true.

So you hyper-sensitive coppers are afraid that people are going to figger out that crime rates go up or down completely independent of the numbers of youse guys on da beat?

I hadn't thought along those lines either. Thanks for the insight.

I guess if I were part of an irrelevant group of frat boys with guns, I'd be mad if people started finding out about it, too.

Deerhunter
September 2nd, 2006, 06:22 AM
crime rates rise during the summer months. Earth shattering news from the know it all keyboard gangster. Wow, you and Sandy Beach should get together, you'll solve all of our problems. You don't realize how stupid you make yourself look. Irrelevant frat boys with guns = Bikers idea of Police Officers. Biker , listen, just keep paying your taxes. Thanks by the way. I just bought a house in the burbs !!!