by the staff of The Ridgewood Blog
Ridgewood NJ, two (2) recent incidents involving citizens’ requests for response by armed/uniformed Ridgewood police officers plainly illustrate the continued existence of overt racism in our own community.
On the morning of Monday, September 13, a female telephoned for police response because an adult African American male came “too close” to her and her child as she was standing near the 911 Memorial Plaque in Van Neste Memorial Park. Police who responded observed no behavior of a criminal nature and identified the adult male as a well-known Ridgewood resident.
Approximately two (2) weeks ago, the Ridgewood High School (RHS) Athletic Director asked for Ridgewood police officers investigate a “suspicious” adult Indian male who was walking in the Graydon South parking lot at the same time juvenile females from the RHS track team were running through the area. The track team members were reportedly “uncomfortable” with the man’s presence there. Police responded and were unable to locate the “suspicious” person.
The Ridgewood Blog wonders why police are even dispatched to these types of requests for service. Clearly, taxpayer dollars are being wasted just because some people (a.k.a. Karens) are still afraid of anyone with different colored skin.
It’s time to put a halt to the insanity and stop wasting tax dollars on frivolous police responses.