I personally think that the city has a lot to do with this. They've allowed low income families to move here from larger cities. They've even advertised. I'm not saying that all low income people are bad people. BUT! most low income people are depending on some type of aid. They are not looking for work or can only get minimum wage jobs. Regarding the crime. As long as drugs run rampant, you will see higher crime. One feeds off of the other. No one wants to be accountable. Law enforcement isn't perfect but their hands are tied due to some measures that were passed recently making it a misdemeanor to have drugs in your home. Unless they can prove who the drugs belong to, the bad guy is given a citation. Ridiculous!!!!
There needs to be stronger, harder consequences for any violation where drugs are concerned. We need more rehabilitation here, locally. It's a huge problem and until we have stricter stronger rules and consequences it's only going to get worse. It still starts at home!!!!!