Paula Laflamme 
Member since Nov 3, 2015

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Re: “Editor's Note: The only thing we have to fear is......

I also live in a high-crime area just south of Atlanta. And I see that Savannah, like East Point and College Park, respond to their crime by concealing it. Of course that doesn't fool anybody on the outside, but it does put residents in danger. If a city reports their crime stats to crimereportsdotcom or spotcrimedotcom, at least the residents know what's going on. At least they can see that 3 cars were stolen on Tues. night, one street over from them. We had a crime town hall and City officials said if you SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. Bull! They "see" it all, but won't let us know where and when crime is happening. Five years ago when I was looking at real estate on the net, I was lulled into complacency because my neighborhood showed almost no crime. I didn't know the local police had to report those stats. It cost me my beloved '93 Accord Wagon, about $600.00 and most of my front teeth.
Another thing that's rarely mentioned is that once a kid drops out of school, they generally drop into crime. That kid who shot the tourist was on a predictable path long before he got that gun. There are successful anti-drop-out programs. They're not cheap. Of course, the taxes on legalized weed could pay for them. And crime would drop immediately.

Posted by Paula Laflamme on 11/03/2015 at 4:03 PM

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