Greenport Village Mayor David Nyce is criticizing Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa for holding a public meeting prior to local officials hosting a community forum of their own.
Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa met with a crowd of more than 40 local residents inside a classroom at St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport Tuesday.
During the more than 90-minute meeting he said his organization will again be patrolling the streets of Greenport. He also emphasized the importance of having a presence in the schools and deterring the youth from joining gangs.
You can listen to an audio recording of the meeting by clicking on the link below.
Nearly a decade after they first arrived in Greenport, the Guardian Angels will once again maintain a regular presence in the village, this time hoping to deter gang violence.
The organization’s founder told a crowd of more than 40 at St. Agnes R.C. Church that walking the streets of Greenport will be the first step in the red berets’ return to the community.
“The patrols will be here,” Guardian Angels CEO Curtis Sliwa said Tuesday night. “That’s one major step in the right direction.”