Bloomingdale ANC5E Commissioner and Chair Teri Janine Quinn is quoted.
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Teri Janine Quinn, an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in Ward 5, says she’d like to see Lanier’s policies “tweaked not scrapped.” She doesn’t want a “feel-good approach” that just pushes crime to another area. “If you’ve got big white vans everywhere, you’re not doing anything you might be doing somewhere else,” she says.
Lanier addressed the issue of visibility recently at the scene of the July shooting death of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. She told DCist that a police car posted near the scene of the crime was for purposes of visibility, but that she had no plans to maintain around-the-clock “stationary posts.” Said Lanier, “Stationary posts are not that effective, honestly. The criminals know where you are.”