Brooklyn residents don’t appreciate Spike Lee’s rants on gentrification: Mr. Lee was allowed, due to being a Hollywood personality living in NYC, to perform a disgusting, very racist, obscene rant about fixing up neighborhoods that once declined into crime-riddled slums. The two neighborhoods this upper East Side Manhattan Super Star criticized was two places I was very active in cleaning up and renovating. That is, Park Slope and Fort Greene. It wasn’t the house repairs that worked when I was operating there, it was my very proactive, arrest anyone street patrols we organized back in the 1970’s. This was literal life and death. My block, before the patrols began, had a monthly murder rate that was very high, three in one month the same month we decided, after blocking off the street with discarded couches, to change via being very, very active at night. And it worked and this pissed off Sharpton and Lee no end and both attacked me, personally, for doing this because I was a white woman.