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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Anonymous said...

I agree with so much here and what you say Lynn. Our city leaders will not address crime and our police simply do not enforce laws here. They should all be ashamed of themselves and all be taken out of their positions. The crimes are out of control, but simple laws to enforce police don't enforce is appalling too. Look at all the dogs literally on our beach each day, where are the police enforcing laws on this? Look at the corner of Lucerne Ave and Dixie Hwy, the sign clearly says no turn on red, yet thousands fo motorist turn on red daily there, where is a cop to enforce this? These are just a few example, the list could go on. No one in authority does anything about crime, there is no law nor order. How do the police expect us good guys to respect them?

This is a problem also in our country, like tons of illegal immigrants working and living here illegally and no one enforces the laws. Then people wonder why Trump won, he won because people want law and order plain and simple.

Thanks Lynn for caring and bringing this issue up time and again.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Bite Me Hat Lady is pissed off this beautiful South Florida afternoon. Lookout y'all!

Anonymous said...

Wow,lookout for asshat at 3:18! Crime is out of control. People take one look at the freaks walking up and down Lake and Lucerne (thanks Propaganda,Kava and Vape store and the Porn shop and dusty knickknack shop the short round Commissioner runs)and they get he hell out of Lake Worth.
Now add the burden of having to do business in the highest taxed town in Palm Beach county . Our town looks like crap. It has gone straight to hell since Triolo,Maxwell and Amoroso took over.

Anonymous said...

The problem is not with the police, the problem is in the courts. The courts are political, and as you could clearly see on the last ballot, running for office every few years. Did any of the judges that you saw on the ballot campaign as LAW ans ORDER Judges. If they did, I surely missed it. Everyone has to pay more attention to what and whom they are voting for. And if you think that is going to happen, you are a naive dreamer. In the meantime, give the police a break. if you want to blame the Commissioners and the Mayor, I'll go along with it, and what about that DRONE in between the Kava Shop and the corner store. He was just handily voted back it. Marijuana won in a landslide, and you want safe streets? Frankly, I don't hold out much hope for the town.

Anonymous said...

Sorry,but PBSO mantra is "I didn't see it happen so too bad."