Abusers and drug trafficking can be effectively restrained by comprehensive video surveillance. For those who read our post about the abused dog at 328 Pleasant Avenue, used in an obvious malicious harassment attempt by our neighbor, 328’s Curtis Cool, aka Curtis Doolen, the dog is gone. I copied the property’s owner, Harriet Tangorra, on our post and she said she’d promptly served Curtis Cool and his caretaker Cheyenne with an eviction notice via Attorney George Aney; their lease has a “No Pets” clause. They “cured” their deficiency by disposing of the dog. He was a huge, good-natured, utterly untrained short-haired hunting dog whose unfortunate behavior was the result of abuse and neglect.
Starving, freezing, howling piteously
The poor animal was left outside, ignored and unsheltered, without food or water, even in the depths of winter, often howling piteously as the temperatures plummeted, and day turned to night amid wind and snow. We and other neighbors often called the police. Officer Josh, the dog officer, always promptly responded whatever the time or the weather. Once Josh had to get police assistance to gain access. Another time he took the dog away, but it was soon back, still terribly malnourished and often without water. May the dog have found a better home where people feed and shelter him, and perhaps kids play with him rather than ignore him. (If he had a name, we never heard anyone use it.)
328 Pleasant Ave –Abuse and abusers
Those who abuse animals are quick to abuse others, notably children and the elderly. If you follow The Herkimer Post, you’ll know that my 61-year-old wife Linda was 328 Pleasant Ave’s most recent known victim of abuse, set upon in the dead of night by a gang of anti-Semitic thugs lead by Herkimer’s Curtis Cool, aka Curtis Doolen, from 328. It’s well known hereabouts that Linda’s Jewish. It was ugly, despicable, and conjured images of a horrific past:
Abuse is a classic drug gang tactic used to control turf and stifle opposition. Drug traffickers abuse animals and children to pervert them to their own ends. We’ve often seen such terrorism on Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue, and have been the brunt of it.
Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue Child Abusers and Drug Trafficking
Old folks and pets aren’t the major victims of abusers on Pleasant Avenue–children abused by their parents are. Exploiting or corrupting is emotional abuse “in which a child is taught, encouraged or forced to develop inappropriate or illegal behaviors,” says the American Humane Society. “It may involve self-destructive or antisocial acts of the parent or caregiver, such as teaching a child how to steal or forcing a child into prostitution.”
On Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue, when criminal parents weaponize their children through abuse, it’s primarily to harass and dissuade neighbors from cooperating with authorities in suppressing the parents’ drug trafficking. Homeowners with surveillance cameras are a prime target–cameras don’t sleep and they never lie. We have 8 honest cameras.
Harassment–A sign of drug trafficking
The first sign that a house is involved in drug trafficking isn’t always its street traffic, but its residents’ reaction to a surveillance camera–even if it’s not pointed at them. It’s the pattern that’s emerging at 328 Pleasant Ave.
The child abusing parents cry “Pedophiles!” and “Our children! Our Children!” even as they send their weaponized kids to vandalize and criminally trespass on properties with cameras. When their children are outed by cameras, their abusive parents resume the cry of “Pedophile!” and assail you at your door or on the street screaming, “I don’t want my kid on the Internet!” (This behavior has made Herkimer’s Melodie Schulze the Internet’s icon of elder abuse. Just Google her name and up she pops. ) Recently we’ve had a parade of angry mothers of criminally trespassing children trespass to demand that we take down video evidence of their kids’ misdeeds. Not gonna happen. Get some help, people.
328 Pleasant Ave. Drug Trafficking – What’s Next
When we suspect a neighbor is drug trafficking, as indicated by abuse, harassment and vandalism, we increase surveillance and analyze traffic patterns. The results are sent to the New York State Police, and information may be shared with Federal authorities. This strategy has been remarkably successful in shutting down 333 Pleasant Avenue.
Video surveillance is very effective at fighting crime, especially when abusers and drug trafficking are involved. To avoid further unwanted attention, the folks at 328 Pleasant Ave. could move. Mrs. Tangorra is eager to sell that property. And more nice neighbors would be cool.
Stephen Ames Berry is a former officer of Harvard University and a veteran of the National Security Agency’s US Army Security Agency.