- January 25, 2019
- Posted by: Sage Shield Safety Consultants
- Category: Overseas Occupational Health And Safety News
Laura Waxmann on January 19, 2019 5:22 pm Several Visitacion Valley neighborhood members were moved to tears when Helen Yee described the brutal attack that left her 88-year-old mother hospitalized with lethal injuries previously this month.
“She has been injured very badly– her skull and teeth are fractured. Her neck is fractured along with her arms,” stated Yee, who required more resources– and vigilance from next-door neighbors– to prevent future attacks on locals and reduce criminal activity in the neighborhood at a public safety meeting on Saturday morning.
Yee said that her mom, Yik Oi Huang, remains unresponsive in the hospital following her January 8 assault and “has actually not gotten up,” while her unknown opponent is at big.
“We require to come together as a community and I want each block to have an electronic camera, whether a personal electronic camera or a public security one,” stated Yee.
At the city center held at Visitacion Valley Grade school and gone to by some 4 lots homeowners, City, police and neighborhood leaders showed a united front in promising to not only find the criminal, but to follow the neighborhood’s calls for more resources towards public safety services.
Freshly instated Manager Shamann Walton assured to strengthen authorities staffing, address language issues, set up cameras and develop a dedicated cops station in the community to prevent future acts of violence. Huang was completely beaten and suffered lethal injuries in an assault that was found after officers reacted to a 6:50 a.m. theft call at her Visitacion Avenue residence. A neighbor had actually spotted a man inside Huang’s house after seeing the front door open, and witnesses found Huang laying in a park throughout the street. Authorities officials have released a sketch of the suspect
and the San Francisco’s police union is using a$10,000 benefit for his arrest. Captain Sergio Chin, of San Francisco Authorities Department Unique
Victims Unit, is overseeing the examination and said at the meeting that while he can not reveal information, his team is “fully committed to solving this crime. “Chin said that his detectives”have a lot of leads”
however urged the general public to come forward with more info. Walton, who manages the area, called for a moment of silence for Huang and her family before explaining current safety efforts and offering long term services to what he called “a recent spike of violence”in Visitacion Valley.”We have officers on motorcycle riding through the neighborhood and more presence of officers to make certain people feel safe
,”stated Walton, adding that his office is focused on bringing a cops substation to the area, which currently lacks a dedicated police headquarters in addition to a foot beat patrol officer. Robberies and acts of violence are”not isolated to Visitacion Valley,”said Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee,
including that he would support Walton in getting “whatever the neighborhood desires” in regard to resources. He suggested protecting funding for residents who may not have the ability to manage installing private video cameras. Commander Greg McEachern, of SFPD’s Investigations Bureau, said that in lieu of a foot beat patrol officer, authorities have actually been”re-tasking a couple of the officers”from surrounding locations to”begin selecting up that beat”when staffing enables. Beat officers serving the Geneva and Mission streets location are”splitting their time between that and boiling down here a couple times a day. “With more financing, McEachern stated that staffing might be boosted to allow the station to” staff someone out here all the time.”It is unclear where a cops substation would be situated– McEachern suggested that one might be set up”in business corridor between Cora Street and Bayshore Boulevard.”Another choice, he stated, might be a mobile command
van, which the department deploys in downtown San Francisco throughout the holidays, when criminal offense and traffic are up. Community advocate a Marlene Tran championed that concept.”I believe that is the most feasible idea– it can go to variouscommunities … and [authorities] can hear from them, “stated Tran. Walton included that he wants to increase staffing on Visitacion Valley’s Neighborhood Ambassadors program, which was developed 10 years earlier and releases community members to supply some safety services in the community.
He also showed that he is working to bring in “cops officers who are bilingual and speak Chinese and other languages. “Community supporters present at the
meeting stated that senior and non-native English speakers typically avoid reporting criminal offense due to language barriers. Dianna Yee, one of Huang’s granddaughters, said that she formed an area watch group with the assistance of SF Safe,
a nonprofit a neighborhood criminal activity prevention and public safety program, 2 years back after the family’s home was robbed.” Several tried break-ins after that were prevented since of our interaction with each other,”she said. Yee included interaction among neighbors is often lacking because of the the
neighborhood’s variety, however urged homeowners to overcome cultural and language barriers.”The most significant impact we can have in developing safety is to get to know the neighbors that are different from you,”she said.