Catherine Dunn Kostilnik 
Member since Mar 22, 2013

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Re: “Editor's Note: Disastrous leadership?

What astounded me is that residents didn't a chance to even get home before they are telling tourists to come to Savannah. We were on the other side of the state getting texts from CEMA on one issue or another. Then, they would retract what they said. It added to our anxiety. SC governor was a pro and on top of everything. Governor Deal was MIA for days.
The GA State Patrol, local law enforcement, first responders get an A+ for the courage and efforts to keep everyone safe.

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Posted by Catherine Dunn Kostilnik on 10/12/2016 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: The money to fight crime is out there

I agree we need more police officers and children need education. However, you missed the most important group - parents. We have parents, who love their children, but are unaware of the developmental needs of their children. So children arrive at school without the basic tools to succeed. Police and teachers cannot raise children, only parents. There are high quality evidence based programs that assist parents with understanding how to be successful and get children ready for school. That is an investment worth making.

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Posted by Catherine Dunn Kostilnik on 09/28/2016 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Bike Ban in Forsyth: Blunt tool when precision needed

With the crime epidemic in our community, are we going to divert our understaffed police department for bike patrol? Surely there is a better solution.

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Posted by Catherine Dunn Kostilnik on 12/30/2015 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Don't call us a 'war zone'

It is not the city's responsibility or a social service system failure that causes crime. It begins with parental failure that starts the cycle of irresponsible behavior by the criminals. This could be lack of supervision, inappropriate parenting, mental health issues, and a child's developmental neglect. There is a large body of research which points to these as precursors of criminal behavior.

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Posted by Catherine Dunn Kostilnik on 12/09/2015 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Can’t give up on Crazytown

Very well said.

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Posted by Catherine Dunn Kostilnik on 10/07/2015 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: Welcoming a new generation of black leadership

Not every black person lives in neighborhoods filled with drugs and gun violence, with friends and family gunned down. I find that an offensive generalization.

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Posted by Catherine Dunn Kostilnik on 09/16/2015 at 12:11 PM

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