Joe Blue: Crime Czar
One of your suggested solutions was that you be appointed Crime Czar of San Francisco, not a very helpful suggestion and not a likely outcome. Your other suggestions are equally unhelpful---investigate the D.A.'s office, bring in some of your friends as consultants, and get the business community to throw in some money for unspecified projects. The urgent tone of your communications is not matched by the quality of your ideas. I know you're not interested in this, but forming a commission to examine the effects of the rap/hip-hop culture on the city's young African-American men would be a good place to start if we really want to deal with the city's crime problem, especially gun crime.
From: Joseph Blue firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Neighborhood Residents Need To Know- New Year -Same Old Story- Murders In Our Neighborhoods.
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006
Will this administration under this Mayor listen to the concerns of the residents of the neighborhoods regarding crime in our city. I am starting to wonder. We have just experienced, in 2005 one of the most violent years of crime and Murder - that San Francisco has seen in a decade- with a record breaking 96 Murders. Coupled with a record breaking 88 Murders in 2204. UTILIZING A CLASSIC WORD - OUTRAGEOUS INTOLERABLE - TO SAY THE LEAST. WE AS CITIZENS DEMAND ACTIONS, SOLUTIONS - FROM OUR ELECTED LEADERS, NOT PROMISES, NOT VIDEO CAMEO APPEARANCES, NOT POLLS ON POPULARITY, NOT SPECIAL COMMISSIONS- NOT SO CALLED COMMUNITY LEADERS THAT ONLY REPRESENT CITY HALL - BUT CONCERTED AND CONCRETE SOLUTIONS TO OUR OUT OF CONTROL CRIME SITUATION. COME UP WITH SOMETHING - PLEASE One wonders - whether this administration is really listening to our concerns, about safety and quality of life issues. Well citizens of this beautiful city- get ready - unfortunately we are off to the same start as last year. FATHER OF 2 YOUNG GIRLS KILLED EARLY SATURDAY IN CARJACKING- AS QUOTED IN THE PAPERS TODAY. THIS IS A CITIZENS OF OUR NEIGHBORHOODS - WHO WAS A HARDWORKING 34 YEAR OLD FATHER WITH 4 YEAR OLD AND 5 MONTH OLD DAUGHTERS - WHO HAD JUST BOUGHT A HOUSE WITH HIS WIFE IN SAN FRANCISCO. NOT A GANG MEMBER - BUT A TYPICAL CITIZEN COMING HOME FROM WORK. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN ANYONE - FROM ANY NEIGHBORHOOD IN THIS CITY. YOU, ME - YOUR FRIENDS, RELATIVES - WHATEVER . THE QUESTION I HAVE CONSISTENTLY POINTED OUT TO THIS ADMINISTRATION AND THIS MAYOR - IS OUR LACK OF SAFETY- REGARDLESS OF WHAT NEIGHBORHOODS WE LIVE IN. I HAVE POINTED OUT SOLUTIONS - TO BRING THIS CYCLE OF INCREASE MURDERS IN SAN FRANCISCO UNDER CONTROL, ALONG WITH OTHERS. TOO NO AVAIL. WELL - IF THIS ADMINISTRATION THINK I AM GOING TO GO AWAY - FORGET ABOUT IT. I WILL CONTINUE TO LET THE NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS KNOW THAT CRIME IS ONE OF OUR MAYOR CONCERNS- AND IF THIS ADMINISTRATION AND THIS MAYOR IS UNWILLING OR UNABLE TO SOLVE IT. THEN CITIZENS - MAYBE WE SHOULD REPLACE THEM.
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From: Joseph Blue firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: 2005 A YEAR IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS WE WOULD LIKE TO FORGET- A RECORD BREAKING 96 MURDERS
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2006
we residents of the various neighborhoods in san francisco, have experienced one of the worst out of control crime rate of murders in the last 10 years- which was an increase over the record breaking years of 88 last year. we have had to deal with an incompetency and inaction on the part of this city hall administration - that even surpass the incompetency of dealing with crime and murder last year we need answers - not the past inaction of the last two years. i do not intend to be politically correct - when our residents of san francisco are being murdered. we are taking about friends, neighbors, children, relatives, youth and etc. some people would like to know what i would do- since there has been no comprehensive plan coming out of city hall. first i would create 1. a position of a crime czar - on the level of what we have with angela alioto with the homeless issue. this position would be responsible for working on solutions and problems that generate this run a way crime in our city. i will be glad to accept this position. next 2. i would bring in residents of this city that know the problems and live in the areas where the crime is being created throughout the city, not relying on political so called community leaders that populate city hall- these cronies and hacks you can see everywhere - even on television. who really do not represent the grass root people of the neighborhoods and this city as a whole. i would encourage 2. the mayor - with his influence in the business community - to use his influence and the office of mayor to generate business involvement and contributions to job creation programs and investment in our neighborhoods - since they make money in our city - they should be willing to do their part. if they can donate millions of dollars to political campaigns - they can with the mayors urging do the same for our poorer neighborhoods. stimulating vocational job programs for youth and adults, investing in education after school programs for youth that are functioning as basic illiterate, giving young people options out of violence and crime. i then would 2. investigate our district attorneys office - to see why san francisco has one of the lowest apprehension rates and conviction rates of most major cities in the country. a panel needs to be established to look into this problem. this panel needs to be divorced from political consideration and influence of city hall. there are a lot of outstanding independent residents of this city that could serve on this investigating panel.