Monday, May 21, 2012
Neighborhood block watch programs
After a reporter read my Nosey Parkers post, she interviewed me for a story on block watches.
I learned a lot from her when we talked, including the fact that nearly 50% of the block watches in this country are not connected to police departments or neighborhood organizational programs where a city actually trains those who belong. To me, that is a scary statistic and sounds more like vigilante behavior, similar to that attributed to George Zimmerman.
Take a look at the story yourself, and see what you think. For myself, I'd rather focus on the neighborhood disaster preparedness program we have in our 300+ home program than be patrolling our streets.