Many residents say they don't bother calling 911 anymore because police response is slow for all but the most serious crimes. It's as if they're on their own out here. "We feel like old pioneers sometimes," Johnson says.If you call 911 about a break in, it is likely the police won't show up today. (They estimated a 75% chance of better no one would come today. The bad guys know this.)
A woman had a bullet go through her home (within inches of where she was sleeping), yet it took a lot to get the cops to even file a report. The weren't interested?
In many ways, this article is a story about hope. It is the story of neighbors working together to stand up to the drug dealers and the criminals to try and save their neighborhood. It would be nice if they got some help from the city.