A New York blogger who posted photos of teenagers wreaking havoc on Halloween by pelting people and vehicles with eggs, potatoes and rocks is being criticized for exposing their deeds.
Not surprisingly, the only ones who are criticizing him are the parents of those derelict teens who deserve to be arrested.
But considering that New York City police in this Brooklyn neighborhood ignored numerous 911 calls from people reporting the teens, it is unlikely that any of them will be arrested – even though some of the teens openly admitted to their crimes on their Facebook pages.
Daniel Cavanagh who pens the blog Gerritsen Beach posted screenshots of those Facebook pages along with the photos he took.
He also described in vivid detail how aggressive the teens were getting and how non-compliant the local precinct was in responding to calls.
Everyone was calling 911. There was not one person on Gerritsen Avenue who was not on the phone with 911, or the 61 and 63 Precincts desks. No police responded.
An older man in his late 60′s was driving along Gerritsen Avenue when his car was hit by eggs, when he exited the vehicle he was pelted by dozens of eggs, rocks were thrown, chucks of brick, and someone tossed a hammer. Parents and community members stepped in to protect this man and started to chase the kids to away.
As the Vollies were investigating a possible weed fire. Fire Chief John Czapp’s jeep was pelted and he was hit in the face with an egg. No police responded.
NO POLICE SHOWED UP TO RESPOND. Let’s let that sink in. After possibly dozens or more 911 calls over a two to three hour period NO ONE SHOWED UP.
Cavanagh posted his article on November 1st and so far has received more than 700 comments, mostly from people criticizing the teens, their parents and police for their inaction.
But Michelle Guiseppone, a mother of one of the teen who admitted on his Facebook page of “hitting cop cars broke 2 bus truck windows” – which you can translate anyway you want – questioned Cavanagh’s right to even photograph her son.
My sons picture should not even be taken and put on this page with out my consent! Wouldnt it be better if Mr. Daniel went to parents and police instead of posting this for everyone to sit here and gossip ???
Another commenter added this opinion as to why the cops allowed the vandalism to continue.
Guess what? That’s why these kids are getting away with this. They are kids of cops, firemen, and other civil servants. I would even say something that some of you will not come out and say: There is some corruption afoot. How can the cops show up and not do anything? How can they not show up? Please reread above for the answer as to why nothing was done. The little darlings are “protected”. I have seen this before in another neighborhood. The same things were happening and the same things I said above were going on.
A local news station reported on the controversy, but even they shied away from the controversy by blurring out faces of the teens involved.
Fortunately, Cavanagh did not buck down to the pressure, adding the following update to the original article.
We’ve decided to keep the orginal post “as is”. No pictures, screenshots or names will be taken down. The pictures in question were in taken in plain sight on the street, where there is no expectation of privacy no matter what the age.
Screenshots were available publicly therefore submitted to the public domain.
Comments or pictures containing names cannot be verified. Their level of involvement has not been determined or proven. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty. There has been no comment by local authorities.
UPDATE: Gerristen Beach residents called Cavanagh a pedophile during a community meeting earlier this week. Check out the videos here.