"I know people have been focused on many other things the last 9-12 months (maybe longer) but the rate of violent crime has skyrocketed.
The city says there is no gang problems. That is woefully incorrect.
All the while in order to save face we don't give the police the tools to combat this problem.
Day after day in the ER victims of this violence come through the doors and no one seems outraged/concerned about this major issue plaguing our city. Barely mentioned in the paper and not a word from our leaders(meaningful). If you pretend it's not there doesn't really work. Good thing everyone has been focused on other things.
It really is a little scary and sad."