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Apr 27, 2017

Gangs Getting Along on Jane Usher

On Wednesday, you heard South Side Commander ACP Chester Williams talk about the progress community policing has made on the south side. Last weekend his division held a family day in the Conch Shell Bay area and he says that more activities like that are on the horizon.  One of the areas he wants to do some ground work in is the Jane Usher Boulevard area. In his interview with us during his weekly meet and greet, ACP Williams told us about his impending work and some of the progress made on the south side with the gangs getting together in the community on Monday night for some friendly basketball.

 

Chester Williams

ACP Chester Williams, Regional Commander, Eastern Division South

“We continue to do our family days. We are hoping that the next one will be in the Jane Usher Boulevard area. While the area had been quiet, there are issues brewing within that area that we need to move in and see how we can do something to prevent it from escalating any further. And so, we will be going there and before the family day we will be doing a meet and greet with the residents before and let them know our plans. And we will be meeting with the young men who we know are involved in what is brewing in that area and see how we can diffuse it and then we move forward from there.  On Monday night there was a event on the complex basket court where they had a basketball game between BLC which is Back-a-land and PIV and Ghost Town. And you know these are three rival groups. Nonetheless they came together on Monday with Jah-weh and Ms Finnegan and they had the basketball tournament on the Complex basketball court and when that was done they retired to the area where Brandon Smith live and they had a get together there all of them and I must say that it was a wonderful sight to see all of them converging in one area speaking with each other, drinking together and when it was done they all retired to their respective areas. And that is a good sign to show that these young men are coming together with a view to see how they can put aside their personal differences for the betterment of our society.”

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