Concerned About Crime in Greensboro
The charges for the shooter on Elmwood Drive have been upgraded to murder, for his previous incident prior to his shooting on Elmwood.
For those in the dark, did you know that due to citizens’ concerns, gun sales are through the roof and ammunition is almost impossible to find? It doesn’t say much for the confidence in the Greensboro Police Department or the Guilford County Sheriffs Department’s ability or strategy to protect our law abiding citizens’ safety?
Don’t forget local crimes (that are reported?) can be found here on the link below. Follow it. Crime is a very serious problem in Greensboro and it is not getting any better. http://p2c.greensboro-nc.gov/Summary_Disclaimer.aspx
The incompetence is specifically LAW ENFORCEMENT. There are no excuses. It is quite noticeable in ways as simple as speeding everywhere. There are no consequences for behaviors. Business’ should also be demanding results and ban those participants. Unfortunately for the American public we are no longer being heard across the nation. The result is in the public purchase of arms. We moved here in 1998. There were gangs on the east side linked to the worst of the worst from Mexico and California. The Police, Sherriff, FBI working with the state legislature were able to rid the town of those criminals. Lawlessness is evidence of our sustained joblessness, which if you check the history, the ‘Job Corps’ was created to solve. My dad was an undercover military assigned to the solution of gangs, why if you could intimidate people, sell drugs, would you be interested in a regular job. Of the 9 men assigned to this undercover, only 2 returned, the others were killed by the gangs assessments. This will not go away without citizens supporting each level of government. We are short the usual amount of policemen as stated in our local newspapers, and the graduating classes of new hires. The council could place monies in raising Police salaries so that the professionalism any officer of the law would be proud to work here. They have left to bigger cities, as we have fast become the third largest city. Criminals know statistics of the ratio of Police officers to their groups, as in any war to decide where they want to set up business. Support your government, be at meetings, schools and speak up. We can overcome as the numbers of citizens redress their support as to where our tax dollars should be applied. The council, commissioners, representatives, senators, write, petition, show up,be counted citizens, be counted.
Lax law enforcement is not the only issue. When arrested, the judges rarely set bail at rates that keep the criminals in jail. The gangs simply pay the bond and their members are back on the street the next day. If you are charged with capital crimes, you should have no bond. Otherwise the public is not protected. Keep the criminals in jail!
LynneB you hit the nail on the head!!! The pro resides in the city council members and our wonderful mayor acting as a “Barney Fife”.They want to be the Chief above our acting chief. Hightower wants to be the head chief. Fund the police and let them do their job.In all other municipalities that pay their police and get out of the way have lower crime and better moral .Most of the efficient dept’s are in Republican neighborhoods May I suggest that the people of Greensboro vote out this whole bunch and vote in some forward looking people who will have the neighborhood at heart.City council and mayor stay out of the police business ,You aren’t qualified to tell them their business.
Crimes in east Greensboro are committed by those who live there, or are dealing in drugs but living out-of-town.
At some point in time, the primary responsibility of eliminating crime in east Greensboro does not lie with the City Council or the police department . . . . but it resides with those who choose to, or have to, live in east Greensboro.
To me, I still believe there is an acceptance of crime by a good number of people in which you hear statements such as. . . .he had to feed or support his family, there are no jobs, etc.
Also, the term “don’t snitch” is their response when they know the people who are committing the crimes, yet refuse to tell the police about them in fear of retaliation. If my son or daughter was committing crimes, I’d tell the police to arrest them which would be the first step to them getting their lives back together.
The crime problem in Greensboro will not change, even with all new city council members, until the residents and businesses speak up and say. . . .enough is enough.
“If my son or daughter was committing crimes, I’d tell the police to arrest them which would be the first step to them getting their lives back together.”
Really? You call the cops every time your kid speeds? That’s a crime. They are committing a crime when they drive too fast or fail to use a turn signal. When they cross a street not at a crosswalk. It’s even a crime to participate in oral sex in NC! I’m sure you also voluntarily pay your speeding tickets for all the times you don’t get puled over. It’s easy to say that when it isn’t your life, but sending your kid to jail which will likely destroy most opportunities for them the rest of their lives (most employers still have a “have you been in jail” check box) which is also about 666x worse for families of color is not something most people would willingly do.
The name you have chosen to use is appropriate.
If I knew they were speeding, I’d not let them use the car. I’d also tell them to not call me if they get arrested and put in jail. Eventually, I might get bail for them, but they need to spend some time in jail to realize how they are living their lives and they are going down the wrong road. It’s called “tough love” and parents today want their children to love them, versus respect their values which they hope to instill in their children. I once told my daughter that if she ever got put in jail, I would not come to bail her out when she called. I told her it was a life-long lesson on where she was headed if she didn’t turn her life around. To this day, she appreciates that lesson and will pass it on to her children.
Funny you chose the speeding or parking violations in response to my post. Maybe you can respond to the post again and focus your proposed actions for parents about hard criminals selling dope, home invasions, carjacking, etc. What about snitching in the neighborhood?
Who am I to judge which law and order is valid and which is invalid. I’m just calling your BS.
Your ID says it all