Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Reporting on the Media

Over the weekend, through various conversations, email, and telephone, it seems that neighbors want to know "Where is the media? Why aren't they reporting this?"

The answer is: the media does want to cover this. They are in our neighborhood. Unfortunately, MPD is slow to release information to verify the stories.

So it's up to us, the community, to talk about and share our experiences. For whatever reason, MPD is reluctant to release information about the robberies terrorizing our neighborhood. So, we have provided this space, along with various listserves to serve as an outpost for our community.

If the old saying: "the more you know" is true, then we must come forward and bravely talk about this situation. With the outpouring of response received by the community, it seems that, indeed, we are willing to go in this direction, for the betterment and safety of us all.

"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." - James Madison

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Of course they're silent! They don't want to look bad!!!!!!!