Our neighborhoods and streets must be safe and secure. Families must feel safe in their yards, churches and playgrounds. We must make this a priority. We cannot expect children to learn when they are fearful for their safety. We cannot expect parents to work at their jobs when they are concerned for their children's well being. And our seniors, who have given us so much, should not live as prisoners in their own homes.
We must crack down on the illegal guns on our streets. Our street corners should not be drug markets and our children must not feel pressured to join gangs. We must put the resources into these areas so there are enough police in our community to get the job done.