RVA 5x5 - February 18 (+1)
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STORY #1 — Omitting Facts Instead of Including Them
Public safety is one of every locality’s largest and most important responsibilities. If the sidewalks, streets, and neighborhoods are not safe, people go to places where they are. Walkers, joggers, businesses, customers, and everyone else won’t go to places where they feel their safety in in jeopardy.
At the same time, that responsibility of providing that level of safety of the people enforcing the law comes with the burden of being better than the people that are breaking the law and/or causing trouble. It is a two-way street. If you don’t have people enforcing the law, you will always have people breaking it, and then society and streets and neighborhoods break down and chaos and despair follow. That’s a fact, even though some choose not to acknowledge it.
What is disturbing is what happened on a downtown street last summer when a 911 call led to a…