Wednesday, November 16, 2016
New Surveillance Program for Downtown Lake Worth
It's really a shame that no one feels 100% safe in Lake Worth that we have to be cognizant of our surroundings at all times even when taking out the garbage. There are so many crimes and our commissioners NEVER discuss them and constantly have their heads in the sand. They have forums to attract businesses and development but never mention the crime. They're appalled about Sober Homes popping up all over our city but wring their hands. More people are "packing" than ever before.
Residents and business owners have been forced to take their personal safety into their own hands. We barely see the PBSO. It takes an aggressive business owner to get the Sheriff's department to start a pilot program with security cameras in our downtown. There is no mention what this service might cost the business. What can we expect in the downtown when it is full of bars, nightclubs, druggies and alcoholics and idiots who just love vape. Every convenience store wants to sell booze after 10pm and just whine and whine. The commission made an ordinance to allow bars to say open until the wee hours of the morning.
We already spend small fortunes on public safety. But the aftermath of it all once cameras are installed will be that criminals will think twice before committing a crime in downtown Lake Worth. They will move into the neighborhoods that are vulnerable. Isn't that what the commission did to the homeless by kicking them off public property at night. They all went to the neighborhoods. Perhaps when we fix the potholes with the 69 million on roads, criminals will go somewhere else?
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