Who knew? Not me. I was at Wendy’s on North Texas Street when I became an unwilling witness to a police/predator chase viewed from the window. I was thankful that I was not outside the window.
What is it about a police order to “stop” that some criminal suspects don’t understand? Thankfully, the Fairfield police officer with other police officers did manage to subdue his combative behavior. Last but not least, the K-9 officer assisted in this outstanding example of Fairfield Police Department teamwork.
I was reminded about the Fairfield chief of police’s remarks when he addressed city residents about the recent violent crimes, particularly along the North Texas Street corridor.
Unquestionably, the reactions of local residents in Fairfield and in Solano County are summarized as local government officials do not care enough to provide a full response to criminal incidents. The emphasis on “guns” distracts from the fact that there are other weapons more dangerous than guns, such as knives with killer blades that are outlawed and in wide use.
What is the usual reaction from local officials, real estate management corporations and other agencies? Two words: limited budget. However, whether it is so-called “upscale” housing or affordable housing, the real world is saying that criminal suspects are protected because law enforcement still has to straddle the political divide of ethnic/racial intimidation.
This social-political-correction attitude renders local enforcement agencies sometimes overly defensive in carrying out their sworn duties.
Frances Von Koenig