Just a few of the highlights:
- "Foster District police Cmdr. Lucy Moy-Bartosik said that during the 19 months from January 2008 through July 2009, there were nearly 5,000 calls for police service to the area around the Somerset Place nursing home in Uptown. While some of those 911 calls were frivolous, others were for serious crimes, and the sheer volume represented a significant burden on police."
- "Michelle Fire, owner of the Uptown tavern Big Chicks and the restaurant Tweet ... said her customers have seen their breakfasts interrupted by Somerset residents exposing themselves and urinating on the street. "Sometimes it's like a scene out of 18th century Bedlam with people screaming and waving their arms," Fire said."
- "While some unsupervised Somerset residents engage in aggressive panhandling and battery, many are victims of their own addictions, and "the gangs come in to sell them drugs," said community-policing beat facilitator Edward Kuske said. "They end up being a market.""