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Old 07-09-2007, 10:37 AM
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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I've seen a few threads here that have asked about the crime & safety in Crown Heights. There were two police officers shot and seriously wounded there early this morning. But what struck me while reading one of the news reports was this:

Kelly said the uniformed officers approached the SUV and someone inside it started shooting, hitting Timoshenko first. Yan returned fire but was hit too, Kelly said.

Detectives who were canvassing the area while investigating an unrelated double homicide heard the shots and stopped to help the officers. Other police cars arrived moments later and rushed the victims to the hospital.
One could argue that the police related shooting may have been an abberation but when it says that other officers investigating a DOUBLE HOMICIDE were in the area should pretty sum up the crime situation for this neighborhood. This area isn't very far from the incident from Saturday where 136 shots were exchanged with police resulting from a carjacking.
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Old 07-09-2007, 12:45 PM
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well the carkjacking incident actually started in flatbush, where the guy stole the 1st car, crashed it in crown heights, then stole another car and crashed that one.

as for the 2 cops....crown heights has its good and bad areas....kingston and lefferts ave is a crackhead block, where those 2 guys were shot.
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:22 PM
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HAHA, Baylovers, finally someone using their head. You figured it out yourself. When an area has "good and bad" blocks that means it's not the best place to live. Things will happen on those "bad" blocks and effect the "good". Best thing to do is find an area with only "good" blocks.

And police shootings are never an abberation. When cops are firing at perps who are firing back, that means there are ongoing crime problems in the neighborhood.

Crown Heights is still the hood. It ain't East NY or Brownsville, but it's the hood.
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