I was threatened by a drug dealer on my block. What should I do?

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    I was taking a late night stroll a little after midnight on Friday 08/07-08/07 ... 2009. I was verbally accosted and then threatened after telling a drug dealer "I don't think so" ...this when asked if i wanted some crap. I was told not to be seen walking down the adjoining street to my block.

    I have gone to the management company who maintains the building the dealer hangs out on. I have been to the Police Dept. I am waiting on contact with two city counselors. I have met a few neighbors while taking photos of the building...photos of the group that hang out on the property will follow. I will be searching out the owner to put them on notice that their tennants' friends/company/guests have inteferred with my rights to freedom. I thgink the owners of the property have some liabilty if and when trouble surfaces.

    What would you do...what do you think I should do?

    I will be organizing the already intimidated and fed up neighbors.

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    A weak willed wussie liberal will submit like a beyotch.

    Those are your choices!
     
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    Kill him with kindness. Bake him a pie.

    But seriously, good luck with that. I wouldn't allow anyone to tell me I can't walk on a public street.

    But, my advice would be to wait and see. Greet the guy every time you see him. Ask him how he's doing. Introduce yourself. Offer your hand. Be nonconfrontational but don't apologize for what you said. Most likely he'll back off, thinking it's not worth it or that you're some kind of lunatic.
     
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    really? Seems to me everyone is afraid of the people around here. I am going to stand up. Considering the dealer is part of some crowd or gang and I am not, the wisest thing is to use the system. I am not afraid to go another route, but considering there are no serious threats yet (according to the PD), I am doing what a citizen is expected to do. Wish more people in CA where I am would do the same. I am not going to be intimidated in my own neighborhood.

    btw, I've met a few conservative pussies here who talk tough and maybe carry weapons, but they are scared of the streets.
     
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    Neighborhood watch is the best thing you can do. Bad guys really don't like the thought that people in an area are looking out for each other! Stay safe!
     
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    Ah, lighten up Francis! I was just messin' with your head.

    Actually, your decision not to just "take it" and not to run away and hide is commendable.

    But saying that kind of stuff to you is just not as much fun as a good old tweak!
     
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    :doubt:

    I am not looking to make friends with scum. They do not own the streets. Why greet him? I know two of his pals---in passing. If I wanted to make nice I could. I want them out of my local area.
     
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    Safety is a relative concept. Look at airport security. :lol:
     
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    tweaked IT is. :lol:
     
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    For your own safety. They are less likely to take immediate action if you deal with them directly and maybe throw them for a loop. Don't you think they will have an idea it's you who filed a complaint?

    Continue to put pressure on the politicians to clean up the area, I like the organize a neighborhood watch group idea too. The dealers usually find it easier to just move on to a new neighborhood after a while.
     

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