Penticton Western News letters to the editor.

Letter: Demand for safer streets

I haven’t felt safe in this city for some time

I haven’t felt safe in this city for some time.

I’m worried every time I take my dog for a walk on our well-lit city streets. Before I leave the house, I look all around for potential dangers and remain on high alert. Despite my precautions, I encounter aggressive Pentictonites at least half of the time, and evidence of their ramshackle’s all of the time. Rather than confront them, I divert my path and find a safer alternative.

On two occasions, people driving by have noticed these gangsters following us, and saw that we were in danger, so they slowed down to drive along side us and escort us to our front door. Shout out to those selfless people that helped us get home safely.

When did these thieves move in? Why did we sit idly by and let them overrun our city? What is it going to take to clean up our streets and make it safe to enjoy the outdoors again? Almost every neighbourhood has been affected, albeit some more than others. Can we implore the justice system to move them along? Buy them a bus ticket? How many people need to speak up before our voices are heard?

So, my question is what are we going to do about the urban deer population?

Julie Turner

Penticton

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