Just a few short years ago, home invasions were rare - so rare that our criminal code does not define the crime.
Today, we read regularly about armed thugs invading homes, brutalizing residents and our neighbors.
We need effective responses to this new, disturbing crime.
The Republicans in the Delaware State Senate, following the lead of State Senator Dave Lawson, have introduced legislation to define home invasion as a class A felony with minimum mandatory sentences. All of us should support strict crime control efforts that respond to this new brutal crime.
New Castle County is currently understaffed by 20 Patrol Officers who have been authorized by the County Council, but have not been hired. The Governor has remained silent and detached on this issue, not addressing this new rash of crimes.