Hatred is a poison that fills your body. If you have ever been attacked or violated, this is for YOU .
Sitting alone in the dark corner.
Knees against my chest, head in my hands.
Watching the tears run from eye to floor.
Happiness left my soul, now so dark and cold.
It becomes impossible to think of anything else but the object of your hatred. Sometimes if you don’t encounter the object of your hatred for a length of time, the hatred may dissipate throughout your body. You may be under the impression that the feeling is gone. “It’s NEVER GONE.” The truth is that is has spread like a cancer. It is very important if possible to tell the person who you are angry with how you feel. If this is not possible it might be helpful to discuss your feelings with others. In any case do not let this hatred sit and poison your body.
I lay here at night in a dark silent room,
Feeling only pain and uncontrollable gloom.
Pictures of the blood flash in my head,
Pictures of you laying on the floor dead.
Never to come back and mess up my life,
I smile as I wipe your blood from my knife.
Your darkened red blood spills out on the street,
Your Colden heart stop DEAD in its beat,
I think back to all the pain and the hurt,
As I cover your body and spit on the dirt.
From you or you ; I Can no longer run,
And me killing you was my turn for FUN.
Oh how they’ll cry and Oh how they’ll weep,
But I know their Sorrow is ONLY SKIN DEEP.
As I turn to walk down the cold empty street,
I walk to the rhythm your heart USED to beat.
I think Back to you lying dead on the floor
And SMILE knowing your heart beats NO MORE!!!!!!!!
MDC needs to share another issue with the Parks Enforcement Department. As we have stated in the past, Captain Edwin Falcon and his staff need to be TERMINATED and FORMERLY CHARGED with several past criminal recorded events.
The PEP, based on verifiable facts and documented evidence, is riddled With systemic structural problems that quite literally not merely allow Corruption and abuse to exist but also and, most importantly, protects and Thereby encourages the wrongdoing PEP Officers. In other words, PEP’s Structural problems allow abuse to flourish.
The Parks Enforcement officers in Battery Park City are abusing their authority in a highly disturbing manner. Something needs to be done about it. Generally, my frustration stems from constantly seeing groups of 3-5 of them hanging out instead of actually spreading out patrolling the park, however my writing to you today stems from a far less benign encounter I witnessed two nights ago as three Parks Enforcement officers assaulted a man walking his dogs.
My girlfriend and I were walking our dog around the perimeter of the main lawn in Nelson Rockefeller park in Battery Park City when we noticed three Parks Enforcement officers hanging out chatting with one another. As we continued on our walk, we saw a young couple on the lawn with two small dogs who were running around on the grass. Though you would never know it because the signage in the area is barely existent, dogs are not permitted on the lawn.
The three Parks Enforcement officers noticed the couple with the dogs on the lawn, whistled at them to get their attention and yelled that dogs are not allowed. The couple immediately scooped up the dogs, shouted an apology back and began on their way. This should have been the end of the interaction.
Instead, the three Parks Enforcement officers picked up their pace and yelled for the couple to stop. When the couple stopped, the Parks Enforcement officers’ attention immediately focused on the male dog owner and they demanded to see his identification. The man explained that he was just out walking the dog and didn’t have any ID on him, but that he lived “right over there” (41 River Terrace) and that he was sorry and it wouldn’t happen again. At this point the three officers proceeded to surround the man with his back against a wall as if not carrying an ID in and of itself was somehow suspicious. He asked why they needed his ID and they told him they were writing him a summons. For whatever reason, they paid no attention whatsoever to his female companion but continued to deal with the man in an antagonizing, confrontational, and physically threatening manner. They informed him that he was going to need to provide ID and he again explained that he didn’t have any on him. As they continued to harp on his lack of ID, the man was becoming understandably upset with the situation. The manner in which Parks officers approached him was physically provoking and escalated the situation instead of neutralizing any tension.
At this point, after his explanation of his lack of ID left the interaction at a standstill, the man attempted to terminate the encounter with the Parks Enforcement officers and essentially said, “I don’t know what else to tell you, but I’m going home at this point, this is getting ridiculous.” As he began to walk, the officers physically blocked his way. He sidestepped and they blocked his way again. The officers faces basically lit up at the opportunity to exercise a little physical might and tested the furthest bounds of their authority. The man then proceed to push through them and began walking home. The officers then walked after him and proceeded to grab and attempted to physically restrain him, repeatedly assaulting him in the process. One officer attempted a sort of “take down” maneuver while the other two attempted to restrain the man’s arms, and independently attempted to tackle him. At this point, I dialed 911, asking for immediate NYPD assistance for an assault of a civilian by the three out of control Parks Enforcement officers. There was no question in my mind that if anyone required police assistance, it was the civilian and not the parks officers here. As an officer of the court, I felt a heightened duty to intervene, however before I could, the man, clearly fearful of the the out of control situation, was able to get the Parks Enforcement officers off of him and ran straight for his apartment building. Two of the three Parks Officers proceeded to chase him into his residence.
At this point, more than a dozen Parks Enforcement personnel responded to the man’s apartment building, followed by the NYPD cruiser I requested. Shortly thereafter the man emerged from his building with his ID and was immediately handcuffed by the Parks Enforcement officers and placed in the back of the police car. I witnessed the Parks Enforcement officer explain to his supervisors and the NYPD officers that out of no where the man started cursing and hitting him. This was not even remotely the case. I approached the police officer and explained that I saw the entire encounter unfold and that the PEP officers were not only misrepresenting the encounter entirely, they were the initial aggressors and the source of the escalation.
The Parks Enforcement officers in Battery Park City continuously abuse their position of authority with what seems like little-to-no oversight. Until now I had only read about it in articles (http://www.downtownexpress.com/de_406/batteryparkcity.html) and heard about it anecdotally over the years, however now that I have witnessed it first-hand I am highly concerned about this repeated pattern of behavior. There’s nothing stopping it from being me the next time. No Parks Enforcement officer should ever have to physically lay their hands on anyone to effectuate the issuance of a summons for a dog being on a lawn. If they feel that such an issue requires a physical altercation, then perhaps they are due for retraining or reassignment.
Jared Sheer, Esq.
CC: The Battery Park City Broadsheet, The Downtown Express, The Tribeca Trib, The Battery Park City Authority, The NYC Parks Department
*Received July 5th