Whud Up Wid Dat?: April 2014 Archives

The other day I wrote about how people are going around the barricade at Newark & Madison.

Yesterday I was walking to Crossfit Hoboken, and what did I see? I cruiser parked on Newark between Madison & Monroe, waiting. I walk up to the police officer and ask him to roll down his window. I said, "Too bad you are in a marked car - if you had an undercover car you would be catching a lot of people!"

He replied, "Already caught two people going around the barricade."

Good. Its the first time in THREE years that I ever saw a police car parked there nabbing people. We have some fanatics who cry about everything in this town, but that's where I want my tax dollars spent - safety. News just came out today that the police caught a suspect who has been plaguing our town stealing packages.

Hats off to the Hoboken Police. Great job! I like seeing more proactive police work rather than just reacting to a 911 phone call. Keep up the good work. Now, if someone is reading this at City Hall, can I talk to you about re-painting the crosswalks along Newark Street? Also would love to see a stop sign at Newark and Clinton, on the Eastbound side, while we are at it.

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I walk by Newark St and Madison St every day on my way to Crossfit.

I like Hoboken, but one of our biggest issues I see is lack of a strong police presence. I have addressed this multiple times, and this isn't about blaming police, I simply think our police in Hoboken are reacting to problems rather than being proactive. I wrote before that Hoboken should establish a force of police who simply are about proactively combating traffic related issues (Hoboken Roadway Patrol), which leaves the current police force to react to actual crime.

A prime target would be Newark St & Madison St and catching cars that circumvent the orange street bollards there. All traffic on Madison needs to turn right on to Newark. Every single day I see cars that simply go around them. I would stick a Hoboken Roadway Patrol cop there during rush hour, along with a digital video camera. Catch the cars, note the time on the ticket and save the digital camera tape for the judge to decide.

Police will say they don't have the manpower and hire more cops. I say you just useClass II police to do this job.

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