Letters to the Editor

February 5, 2013

John Koncewicz: Neighborhood watch should return

When I was a kid, the Atwater police got people to start a neighborhood watch group.

With the shootings going on and the crimes increasing, why haven't they started it up again? People are getting older and they need to keep their eyes open.

The other day, an older person fell in their front yard. Thank God someone spotted them and helped them.

If they started the neighborhood watch again, it would help everyone.

Driving around my area here and there, there are people parking in the area, checking out what's going on.

A few years ago, there was a man that nobody knew who was parked in a church parking lot just watching.

After a couple of days of that, a lady went to work and less than 30 minutes later her house was broken into. We need a neighborhood watch group.

And with the gun problems, the government is making it harder for regular people to get the guns needed to protect themselves. The bad guys have them.

Why are people of sound mind having a hard time getting them and why are they are trying to make guns even hard to get? For many years we were able to bear arms. Now they are trying to take that away.

JOHN KONCEWICZ

Atwater

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