2012-01-20 / Letters

Is This Operation Impact ?

Dear Editor,

I read The Wave on a weekly basis and the last few weeks or so I’ve been reading about the crime in Rockaway being up by 50.88 percent and burglaries 144 percent, which this has yet to be resolved, and Far Rockaway homicides up 33.3 percent. The extra police presence they are calling operation impact …Well, I guess eventually we will see how operation impact, impacts Rockaway. … so far as I know the only way it has impacted me and my family is that my 5-foot daughter riding her bike to her sister’s house on Shore Front Parkway on a January afternoon was pulled over by two officers for having her bike on the sidewalk and given a summons.

She works two days a week and goes to school 5 days a week. I mean is this how it works, all this crime and yet we can give summonses for riding your bike on a deserted street. So as a resident of Rockaway for 40 years, I will be more than interested in the future to see the results of operation impact!!!!! and whatever happened to community relations between the law abiding citizens and the police … ticketing little girls on bikes on deserted streets I do not consider policing.

DENNIS O’CONNOR

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