By Gilbert Hoffman
The East Aldine community held a district-wide public forum last Thursday evening, March 24 to discuss their concerns about crime rates and efforts to reduce crime incidents by public officials.
Present at the meeting were about 75 persons, including the public, law enforcement officers, and government leaders.
“Too much crime, and not enough police response” is the statement heard over and over at this meeting and throughout the county.
The purpose of the meeting was to share information among the parties about crime incidents, and ongoing and new efforts by law enforcement to deal with and reduce the problem.
After listening to each of the pubic participants give detailed descriptions of the crime problems in their areas, officials responded with details of new efforts to reduce crime.