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Letter to the Editor: Security here at home
I believe that we are entering a period of increasing risks to our normal peace and tranquility here in the foothills. Our situation is changing. I wish that I am wrong but the winds of change are blowing now and the statistics say that crime is on the rise around here everywhere we look. There is the increasing risk of crime to each one of us and there is a larger national threat to the unity of the country. We should begin to think about how best to prepare for that growing possibility that things will get a lot worse. There is clear evidence that the slowly gathering storm of drugs, big money associated with drugs and the violence and theft associated with that culture is following the flow of growth into our once isolated community. We are already spending, per citizen, a comparatively high amount on security and yet we need to spend even more.