The Crime. As faithful readers know, the SACG has been targeted by thieves this year. Typically, it doesn’t start until the end of August and is limited to our produce. For years, I’ve asked for anyone to donate wildlife cameras to us so that we could photograph and catch the thieves. I’ve done more research and they typically cost over $100, but I don’t know enough to select which one would be the best. This year, the thefts started in April.
Of course, I know that crime is not isolated to the Near East Side. I have new neighbors in Bexley and, despite warnings from me and their mother, were robbed within six weeks of moving in. (They've lived in Central Bexley for a few years and thought crime was just an unfounded rumor). Their garage was locked up, but the thieves kicked in the locked door just to steal a bike and some change. What I haven't had the heart to tell them is that the thieves will likely return . . . . .
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It's also always fun to razz Daniel for being a communist because he doesn't want to do anything to deter community garden thefts. He actually talked about how cameras would create the impression of a police state. Of course, what can we say about our crime when thieves are stealing stain glass windows right out of area churches. However, I don't see lots of people with options (i.e., money) moving into high crime neighborhoods because they find it appealing to have items stolen out of their lawns, garages or sheds. Those folks prefer safe neighborhoods like the one I grew up in. It's my opinion that everyone deserves to live in a safe neighborhood, not just the rich who can afford it. But's that's just my opinion.