Must take zero tolerance approach

Letters to the Editor - 9/12/13 edition

September 10, 2013 

Dear Editor,

I am reading with regret and sadness, that the guardian angels, known as Friends of the a Park, have withdrawn their vigilance over the safety and security of our community park.

At one time, my daughter and daughter-in-law, would never take my grandchildren to the ark due to the offensive and threatening atmosphere from a small group of people. A group of people, known as Friends of the Park, decided to change things. These committed and unselfish volunteers brought back a sense of safety and security . This security is allowing mothers, their children, and seniors to again, enjoy the park.

Many people have dedicated their time, energy, and money in making the park a pleasant and family-friendly place. Now, because of a small group of disorderly, undesirable thugs, we no longer can enjoy our park. This is unacceptable.

Law enforcement and the community need to work together to solve the problem. Possible solutions may be placing cameras throughout the park that are monitored 24/7, or legally placing restraining orders on repeated offender. Law Enforcement must take zero tolerance approach towards this problem. Together, we can return the park to the enjoyable family-friendly environment it needs to be.

Dennis Fairbanks, Oakhurst

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