- Sep 19, 2011
It's been a long practice that they only go to certain areas if they are stacked up. They installed these "crime cameras" to detect gun shots and monitor high crime areas. Claim it was utilizing man power better. In reality, no cop wanted to role into that area. One of my college roommates I played ball with was dating a gal whose dad was a firefighter. This was obviously in the early 2000's when car jackings were still prevalent, but people would disregard traffic lights because they were hot spots for car jackings which lead to a lot of bad accidents. He also said they were told when leaving the station to keep your head down. His station was near the Cabrini Green housing area. Said it was not uncommon to return to the station and discover bullet holes in the fire engine. I can't imagine what its like now.