Central Brooklyn Violence Prevention Plan underway; community members occupy hot spots across the city

The first weekend of the Central Brooklyn Violence Prevention Plan is underway and community members are occupying hot spot corners across the city.

News 12 Staff

Jul 18, 2020, 2:14 AM

Updated 1,411 days ago

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The first weekend of the Central Brooklyn Violence Prevention Plan is underway and community members are occupying hot spot corners across the city.
The East Flatbush community set up a tent at the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Foster Avenue Friday night, where they say they will be there to provide resources to their community. 
Across the corner, the NYPD is also keeping watch through a joint effort to keep the community safe.
“NYPD has their strategy and we have ours. Either way, this is what is going to decrease crime in our areas,” said city councilmember Farah Louis. 
Those are just one of the corners of many hot spots identified by police and community members across Brooklyn.
Mayor de Blasio announced the plan earlier this week. Occupying particular corners is part of that plan, but the people who attended Friday night say the corner was not named by the mayor's office, but rather by the community itself.
Earlier Friday, the mayor and other city officials and community organizers stood at another occupied corner, along Madison and Marcus Garvey Boulevard.
The community members told News 12 that they will be present the rest of July and August. 
There is no set and date to the mayor's plan.
 


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