The November 22nd very unfortunate tragedy at 14th and Union was hugely upsetting to our community. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the victim’s neighbors, friends and family . This was a tremendous loss of not only the person murdered, but to our sense of feeling safe.
As the Chairperson of the East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition, I would like to ask the community what we can do to help. In the past, our practice has been to host a public forum in the neighborhood nearby the tragic incident. We’ve included police department representatives, crime prevention coordinators and any other relevant and helpful presenters. I don’t know if this practice resolves any problems directly, however, the sharing of grief and concerns for safety among neighbors can be helpful in some cases. The East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition board does our best to advocate for your quality of life and safety, and I would like to generate any supportive efforts possible to support you.
Please let me know by posting a comment what you think would be the most effective way to respond to this horrible incident. Shall we host a forum, as we’ve done in the past? Other ideas?
Thanks for your concern.
Stephanie Tschida, Chair
East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition