Tacoma Urbanist

Nov. 16, 2007 at 10:28pm

Arrival of a New Breed of Tacoma Crime Fighters Via U Tube

In the last couple of years, we have seen a number of people and organizations trying to get a handle on crime on their area downtown and on Hilltop.

Here are more urban...shall we call them pioneers trying to get a handle of "alledged" crime in their neighborhoods through videotaping, the internet and U Tube. They are interesting. Make up your own mind as to the activities videotaped. Some show more than others.  (Let's not jump to conclusion about the acitivities.  However, I did not know so many people were tobacco pipe smokers in Tacoma or that Pepsi made an oversize can.)

What does it all mean? I think its a good sign that Tacomans are trying to reclaim areas of the city which have been neglected for decades and considered useful for little more than for Department of Corrections placements.

700 Block of Tacoma Avenue : Sunday Nov. 11, 2007 Morning 


7th and Tacoma Ave

More Tacoma Avenue

Portland and 72nd
Thanks to Scott "Word on the Street" Fontaine for identifying many of these videos.

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Comments

by KevinFreitas on 11/17/2007 @ 7:20am
I've seen a couple of these before and applaud them for posting. Reminds me of Hanan's efforts before threats got to her. I think it's a great way to get this message/cry for help out there.

by Erik on 11/17/2007 @ 12:35pm
Reminds me of Hanan's efforts before threats got to her. I think it's a great way to get this message/cry for help out there.

I agree. I know for sure at least one of these made a difference. The Portland and 72nd one plays like a B Horror movie (that's a compliment by the way) and has had alot of public attention to it.

I love the music playing with the clips.


by AP on 11/17/2007 @ 5:02pm
Wow. I'm definitely going to take a closer look next time I'm over that way. Great footage. Brave, going in there!

by Erik on 11/18/2007 @ 8:25pm
The interesting thing is that one of them is in front of Pierce County Alliance which is supposed to be a treatment center....during the day.

by Erik on 11/24/2007 @ 2:20pm
Somehow all of these videos have now been taken off of u tube. Strange.

by Erik on 12/8/2007 @ 12:05am
For some reason, all of the crime videos have now been re-posted to U Tube by the authors.

They could be removed again at any time so you may want to check them out.