Even though Anderson’s business tactics were reportedly cut-throat to the point of running out her competitors through intimidation and violence, she did, according to neighbors, keep the area prostitute-free, clean and safe for folks who lived there.
Anderson paid lookouts to keep police at bay, until a SWAT team swooped down on her crack business in February of last year and raided all of the homes she owned. Now the properties are abandoned and attract unwanted criminal activity.
The area residents who misses Anderson’s watchful eye even escalated their complaints to City Councilman David Franczyk whose district covers the crack dealer’s former haunt. He told the New York Daily News, “It’s a sad commentary. It’s like the old days of Prohibition when you looked for the mob to keep order on your street. … But it’s a false sense of security. She’s bringing criminals into the neighborhood.”