Posted on 11 April 2011.
“I carry pepper spray in my purse, plus I always walk with a friend. I’ve heard stories, but I’m not scared.” -Ashley Smith, Lupin St.
“I always try to walk with someone. I’m not really scared. I’d love to see someone try to jump me.” -Tom Pernula, Manzanita Rd.
“During the day it’s fine, but at night there’s no light in the streets; it’s pitch black.” -Kristen Connelly, Manzanita Rd.
“I did feel safe, but I’ve always worried about walking up on a bear in the ghetto more than some gang.” -Peter Anderson, Azimuth Dr.
“I moved here in 2001 and haven’t locked my doors since. I can’t see why anyone would hurt someone here.” -Thomas Clark, Joaquin Rd.
“Hearing about the recent beatings makes me uneasy. I’ll think twice about cruising at night.” -Dwight Saunders, Mono St.
“Walking there at night is unnerving. Nothing’s happened to me, but I’ve had friends attacked.” -Teddy Herigstad, Joaquin Rd.
“No. You never see cops patrolling around here at night. Maybe I’ll start carrying my Taser.” -Josh Buck, Manzanita Rd.
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