Police: Data shows little to no increase in criminal activity
Original post made on Oct 29, 2008
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on Oct 29, 2008 at 7:27 am
I am really happy and proud of the men and women in Blue who work our streets. They do a great job in my opinion. I am unhappy with the drugs in the high schools. Kids can get anything they want drug-wise. It's soup d'jour and parents deny and say "not my kid". How dumb. I would like to see the police patrol parks, Jack In the Box parking lots and ride their bikes plain-clothes more often. Sit near Subway downtown and watch the drug deals go down. I watched a drug buy go down right next to the Harvest Park fields on Greenwood. Sit at Safeway after school and on a Friday/Saturday evening and watch the "shoulder tapping" that goes on (kids asking people of age to buy cigarettes and booze for them). Safeway has booze stolen often because they choose not to place their booze at the back of the store. It is great that crime is "about the same" as last year but that shouldn't be good enough--it should be less. Our community is losing the drug war. I fear within a year or two we will see a kid dead, either from a bad drug deal or from an overdose. Parents will say I am negative. No I have first hand experience with my kid and his intro was when he played freshman football. Members of the football team were doing drugs! Parents beware, it's coming. I pray it is not yours.
on Oct 29, 2008 at 8:39 pm
I agree with your points Scott, but drinking and drugs are certainly not new problems. BTW, almost every year one or more kids for the last several years have been killed in an alcohol related car crash, so your bet about a kid dieing while a tragedy is not much of a risk.
Drugs including, alcohol (legal drug), pot, coke, speed, extasy and dozen's of others are openly available and are an epidemic nationally, and in Pleasanton. Unfortunately, the biggest problem seems to stem from readily available prescription drugs. I've heard and seen news stories of kids going to parties and popping handfuls of pills not even knowing the quantity or mix of what they are taking.
Point to all of this....... It IS happening, don't deny it, take as much responsibility as you can. When your kid says "I'm sleeping over so at so's house", CALL THOSE PARENTS and make sure they are on board, sober themselves and willing to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY! Otherwise, don't be a victim and say "I thought it would be OK"?
BE TOUGH. BE A PARENT, NOT A FRIEND. There is plenty of time to be their friend after you've raised them to adulthood.
on Oct 29, 2008 at 8:58 pm
Watch the crime rate go up once the new BART station goes in next to Stoneridge. I hope PPD is planning how to boost their coverage in that area.