5 Rochester, NY Police officers
crack jokes, on taxpayer time,
in front of Henner's Liquor store, 565 Chili Ave.
Photo by Davy V.
For years, the Rochester, NY Police departnent has known about a very violent, drug infested area of the city, where just in the last couple of months, there have been several shootings, and homicides.
And they have completely ignored it.
I'm talking about the Thurston Rd., Chili Ave. neighborhood on Rochester's west side.
In fact, long before Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren became mayor, when she was City Council President, she asked former Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard for special attention to the Thurston Rd., and Chili Ave. neighborhood, and to mobilize the RPD's mobile command unit.
Rochester, NY Police Chief James Sheppard completely ignored Warren's request.
Many believe that it was that move on Sheppard's part, blowing off then City Council President Lovely Warren's request, that ultimately led to Warren telling Chief Sheppard to go kick rocks, and look for a new job, as soon as she was elected as mayor.
Fast forward several shootings, and homicides in broad daylight, including a drive by shooting which left where a 12-year old boy washing clothes at a Chili Ave. laundromat was hit, and finally Rochester cops act like they really give a shit.
Check out the photos I took this afternoon, of several Rochester, NY Police officers outside Henner's Liquor store located at 556 Chili Avenue, where 34-year old Johnny Summers was gunned down inside, 16 hours earlier.
In case you can't tell what they're doing, let me tell you.
These Rochester Police officers are wasting taxpayer dollars, hanging out, cracking jokes, and chit chatting.
At a homicide scene.
There you go Rochester, NY... your taxpayer dollars at work.
Finally, strong 'police presence' in one of Rochester's most violent, crime-ridden neighborhoods.
A day late, and a dollar short.
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