Letters to editor

Fairfield has a crime problem

By From page A11 | June 19, 2014

Are you talking to me? The expanded face of an election poster likes to keep her promise simple: Community First. This message in Fairfield does not bring good news, since it’s only a recital of campaigners walking past people as they line up for the next endorsement.

“Tellin’ it like it is” would put new life into their shallow commentaries on how they will change the static local government. What community are you talking about?

In Fairfield, a small dim-lit city confronted with criminal confrontations throughout all communities with different ZIP codes. The painful truth is that criminal elements are changing the economic-social status daily. Crime-free communities do not exist. Yet, neighborhood watch is promoted and largely ignored by gang criminal activities and criminal elements.

The so-called “upscale” apartment houses have not been protected anymore from criminal violence or illegal drug use than the low-cost housing sites. The differences are becoming less and less. Not mentioned is the background checks, drug testing and screening that are still not enforced and mandated in property management agencies and real estate corporations.

Why haven’t the neighborhood watch groups ramped up pressure on this important standard?

Frances Von Koening


Letter to the Editor


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