Re: “Police layoffs may force Hilltop ‘hot spots’ to see fewer officers” (TNT, 12-26).
This article, about reducing the police presence on South Eighth Street and two other targeted crime areas – is disconcerting. We feel that the police presence has been helpful.
Having lived one block away from this area for more than 25 years, we and many of our neighbors know that the many problems created by absentee landlords continue to make South Eighth Street be a hot spot for well into its third decade.
A long-term solution requires joint police, neighborhood and city government intervention.