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No peace on this piece of ground

By Staff
Dec. 15, 2002
Meridian police were busy last week chasing an unusually high number of criminals who vandalized, robbed and generally wrecked the week for residents and businesses from one end of town to the other. In a single 48-hour period, police reported 19 commercial, residential and auto burglaries, and a bank robbery and two store robberies occurred in a single day. Even in the Christmas season, when the local crime rate goes up, this seems excessive and should prompt questions about what police should be doing in the way of prevention.
Are there enough police officers on the streets to protect the public? Are they being observant enough to spot glass doors that have been smashed?
Law enforcement is a tough job under the best of conditions and we respect the professionals who choose it as a career. Maybe the question is, what can we as a community do to help.
Peace on earth? Not last week.

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