Ralph E Smith Publisher
NYPD Guardians Annual African American Heritage One Police Plaza February 27, 2003
Congratulations to Fred Patrick Named Deputy Commissioner of Community Affairs in NYPD...January 25, 02
The Guardian Chronicle
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A Reliable 911 System
The citizens of New York City need a reliable 911 communications system. We depend on as close to a failsafe system as possible; but on March 19th 2004 we received a rude awakening.
On March 19th 2004 the 911 system which is operated by Verizon failed miserably. Residents of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island were needlessly put in harms way. Verizon blamed the failure on human error.
Regardless of the cause of the failure, human error or technological, a proper back up system must be put in place to avoid something like this from occurring again. Not having a proper back up system is like playing Russian roulette with our safety. Sincerely, Victor Swinton President N.Y.P.D. Guardians Association
News From Dennis Jones-June 10, 2004 NYPD:Hello everyone. My sister's husband was in a tragic car crash in Tampa, Florida. My sister and nephew were blessed to be still alive after the accident. Thank you all for your prayers and support.
Members of the Guardians Association and leaders of the Nation of Islam March 6, 2004 Press Conference To Catch Man Who Attacked and Raped Youth
On Saturday, March 6th 2004 at 5:30pm members of the Grand Council of Guardians held a Press Conference in front of 290 Mother Gaston Blvd, Brooklyn N.Y. This is the location where a rape, robbery and sodomy occurred, on February 5th 2004.
The Grand Council of Guardians called on Residents of Brownsville, Brooklyn to come forward with information leading to the capture and conviction of the person responsible for this horrendous act. We will also be encouraging the young men to take responsibility for the safety of the children and women in the community.
Members of the Guardians Association and leaders of the Nation of Islam and over one hundred volunteers from the community canvassed the area going door to door, corner to corner, putting up posters, handing out safety tips for children and crime-stopper tip cards asking members of the community to come forward with information and to call 1 (800) 577-TIPS or the 73rd Precincts Detective squad at 1 (718) 230-4412.
Also in attendance was: Nation of Islam, Brother Paul Muhammad, President of the Committee for Self Improvement, Danny King, Chairman of Youth on the Move, Ronald M. Ward, Pres. Howard Houses Tenant Council, Reginald Bowman, Pres. Brooklyn East Council of Pres. and others TBA.
February 12, 2004 PRESS CONFERENCE: New York City Guardian Members Go Door To Door in the Community of Brooklyn to find the Killers of New York City Correction Officer (Written By Aaron Jackson)
January 5, 2004 Interview with Leroy Comrie- New York City Councilman and Majority Whip of the New York City Council (Written by Aaron Jackson)
Aaron Jackson's Forthcoming interviews include N.Y.S. Senator David Patterson, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, Mayor Bloomberg and City Council President Gifford Miller. If anyone has any questions they would like posed to any of these elected officials or others, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
2004 St. Patrick Day Parade
Keith Ferguson Funeral February 5, 2004 10am at St. Andrews Church
17 Year NYPD Veteran Dies During Pursuit February 1, 2004 Sgt. Keith Ferguson, 38, a 17 year veteran collapsed and died while running to help an officer arrest a vendor. Our Prayers go out to the Family and NYPD.
N.Y.P.D. Guardians Association
Inauguration of the 2004-2005
Board of Directors
January 20, 2004
Swearing-in will take place at the following location
Harlem State Office Building
Art Gallery 2nd Floor
163 W 125th street
New York, NY
GUARDIAN CHRONICLE NYPD 10-13
P.O. Kathleen Taggart, a member of the 110 Pct, NYPD, for the past 10 years was seriously injured in a vehicle accident in June 2001. Kathy is currently in a rehabilitation facility that insurance does not cover for her medical attention for traumatic brain injury and physical rehabilitation that requires full time care. Kathy and her family need our help to defray the mounting medical bills that have incurred. Please help one of our own...
Place: Elks Lodge 82-10 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, NY When: May 1st, 2003 Time: 7pm - 2am Admission: $20.00 Entertainment: Emerald Society Pipes and Band, Live Band Raffles, 50/50, Food, Drink and Merriment!!
To Send Contributions: Make checks payable to: The Kathy Taggart Fund 110 Precinct 94-41 43 Ave. Corona, NY 11373 For further information, Please call 718-476-9311 T-shirts are also available to purchase...$20. A Public Service Announcement from the Guardian Chronicle.Com "Building Bridges to Community, Youth, and You"