Early this month a man was stabbed there, but yet management refuses to do something as simple as post a notice informing residents of a crime watch meeting.
In fact when the leader of crime watch showed up alone, (as she always does, because the city refuses to help crime watch even though they receive grants for such programs) to facilitate the meeting only to find the meeting room empty, she then asked the manager where the folks were, she was met with “What do you want me to do, pull people out of my hat” said the manager.
I would have responded with “No but allowing us to post a notice would be NICE”
When the news paper had the audacity to ask why this complex didn’t have Hawkeye Security Cameras similar to the ones posted around the Kings elite residential community, the City’s Administrative Coordinator Drew Mc-Laugh-lin said that with recent cuts to Community Development funding and further cuts anticipated in coming years, “financing installation of security cameras for a privately owned facility would not be a priority of the administration with the funds available.”
“The private operator should bear the cost burden of such a proactive security measure,” Mc-Laugh-lin said.
While we do agree that the complex should own up to its responsibilities with regard to maintaining security at their location, untimely it is our city police who must continue putting themselves in harm’s way to protect the good residents in and around this complex, so with that it should be a priority there Mc-Laugh-lin!
Also it should be noted that if we “the city” weren’t coughing up $10,483.87 per camera to a campaign contributor of the King’s, and we were buying them at the actual price of just$977.30 per camera then perhaps we might be able to afford to properly blanket the entire city, and not just the Kings Castle.
Wake Up Wilkes Barre