Letters to editor

Parkway Gardens crime affects everyone

By From page A8 | January 19, 2014

I want to thank Fairfield city officials and Fairfield chief of police for the increase of police presence in my community, Parkway Gardens. The crimes in Parkway Gardens affect all of Fairfield and neighboring cities, Suisun City and Vacaville.

On Jan. 12, 1997, I responded to an article printed in the Daily Republic (“Mother pays for sons’ crimes / Drug arrests prompt city to revoke Section 8 subsidy.”) Sometimes parents inherit the sins of their children. Working parents cannot monitor their families’ comings and goings 24 hours a day, therefore children who disobey authority must suffer the consequences. Citizens of Fairfield must come together and save the Parkway Gardens community.

I filed a complaint in September 2008 against the Parkway Gardens board of directors and manager. The board of directors allowed our community to get out of control, not monitoring absent property owners. One cannot expect Ben McGrew to correct an eight-year-old problem in six months.

I am sure Mr. McGrew will do an outstanding job working with Fairfield city officials, Police Chief Walt Tibbet and the community. Parkway Gardens is a multiethnic community and we should be able to live in peace. As leaders in the tri-city area, we must come together and save our children.

Fairfield City Councilmen John Mraz deserves credit for food and movies for the kids in Parkway Gardens. There were 40 kids attending movie night. We had no assistance from parents or previous board members. Prisons are overflowing with African-American young men with no education, selling drugs and murdering each other.

I want my 40 acres and a mule.

Minnie Noble


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  • Andrell PittmanJanuary 19, 2014 - 12:22 am

    The City of Fairfield has taken control of Parkway Gardens why is it they have not fix the camera in Parkway Gardens so these criminals can be caught

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  • Tax PayerJanuary 19, 2014 - 6:13 am

    So what is your point Minnie? Do you want the other cities to send you all money to help out the situation. There are thugs that live there. If there parents allow them to live there and they are on subsidized section 8 (aka free rent), they lose their section 8. Get rid of the thugs and you will not lose your freebie! Thank god there is one penalty for allowing this behavior!

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  • PornacJanuary 19, 2014 - 7:48 am

    I see this as an intrusion of government into our lives. If everyone was allowed to be armed we could deal with this ourselves.

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  • JBJanuary 19, 2014 - 8:33 am

    If you get your 40 acres and a mule would you leave?

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  • ceeJanuary 19, 2014 - 9:39 am

    The 40 acres and a mule comment at the end of each letter is utterly ridiculous and instantly throws off the legitimacy of your letter(no matter how badly it was written)You have basically alienated yourself with that comment, so go ahead and complain about you need help in Parkway, no one here is feeling any love for anyone who wants to keep a 200+ year race debate open. So , in closing, stay in your complex and don't come out if you're afraid.

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  • Drive-by sarcasmJanuary 19, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    With all the drug activity out there, it would seem there are plenty of "mules".

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