Public safety

Public safety issues in and around Lower Greenville

Forget the loud music, worry about dodging the bullets

If you thought you heard gunshots in your sleep around closing time last Sunday morning (August 20) from Lower Greenville, you were not dreaming.

Some gang punk decided he did not like some white dudes and unloaded his 9mm gun on them. Luckily his aim sucked.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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DPD closes obscene email investigation

The investigation into who sent obscene emails to BD from Central DPD's offices on the Friday morning before 911 hell broke loose out here in May has been closed without any identification of the offending officers.

During a meeting with DPD's Internal Affairs, BD was told they found a really wide-open security hole in the system, including numerous officers having the admin password for the building's network and a internal-network kiosk wired to access the internet without authorization.

This means there are at least two officers working right now who were able to get away with sending the emails, but BD suggests they keep their noses really clean for a very long time.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Dallas City Hall

Statistics the scumbars would rather you not know ...

After a little bit of delay on BD's part, the Lower Greenville Incident Reports Database has been updated with 2005's data. The information is sorted based on the four Reporting Areas around Lower Greenville and one for Deep Ellum. You can see the maps and data at this link.

Read on for more amazing statistics from Lower Greenville...

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Nat'l Night Out crimewatch event turns into a crime scene

Have you ever seen a crimewatch event blocked off by crime scene tape??

NSA Hunt fixes the paperwork to keep Belmont NA out

LGNA president assaults Puppette #1

The Lower Greenville National Night Out event at Tietze Park became a crime scene on Tuesday evening - complete with yellow tape and private party signs - as LGNA and NSA Hunt made sure Belmont NA was not allowed to present their point of view.

Throw in a couple of physical altercations, including a 50+ year old woman hitting a 14-year girl, and you begin to wonder just who the bad guys really are.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Scumbar parking spaces slowly evaporating

Parking has always been a scarce commodity around Lower Greenville. According to one City survey, circa 2001, the area was short about 1,500 spaces based on current requirements.  Most of that number included variances, rezonings, and double-dipping of parking spaces by scumbar owners.

The recent surge in new construction is also taking away much of the close-in parking spaces found in the neighborhood. Many new developments have driveway access ramps stretching from one end of the block to the other, removing all the previously open parking spaces. But all the security fences around a property can't stop the noise and beer bottles from landing in these new yards.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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