Latest in a series of posts about neighborhoods
A resident proposes a plan in response to the problems detailed over the last several posts, and — behold — we see another gadfly born!
- I know many of the older police, and we managed to clean up quite a few blocks.
- I feel community policing is very important, because it is the only way that citizens get to see that police are human too.
- We became good friends.
- And we managed to get good block watches going.
- I hear now that nobody wants to get involved any more in community policing.
- Some may not admit it, but they are afraid — and I understand that totally.
- Because I’m afraid . . . some guy pulled a gun in front of my house at me.
- I was pretty much a prisoner of my own home.
- Community policing has done a lot for me and other people.
- So I would really like to see something done with this.
- Get officers in to this, I’ll even volunteer to work with them.
- This is a very important part of the police department.
- If they’re afraid to go out there and talk to people, that’s not good.
- I’m going to be a thorn in everybody’s side, but I’m doing it for the good of my home, which is Bethlehem.
Gadfly knows this is a big change of pace, but how about this as an example of good community policing?