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.

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