Two days ago, we had a mailman robbed about three blocks from my house.
A huge shock since this neighborhood is pretty safe. There’s a lot of older people that bought houses here forty or more years ago and never left. There’s families with young kids. I feel comfortable watching tv with the front door open and running my attic fan. This is hardly the “projects”. We have an active neighborhood association that’s had cops and people from the mayors office speak at our meetings. We’re doing what we can to keep this place safe for kids.
Sadly there are some rent houses with some real scum of the earth types. The robbery was quite brazen. 11 AM, beautiful sunny morning and a couple guys in hoodies show up with their gun.
Here’s what the postal service is saying in the news report. I’m not posting a link because my neighborhood is mentioned.
I’ve lived here over 20 years. Now they consider us a high crime area because of two a-holes? What are the 75 to 80 year old residents supposed to do? Some don’t even drive anymore because of their health.
How long can the post office deny mail to hundreds of residents? Is this crap permanent? One crime is committed and hundreds and hundreds of residents are disenfranchised? WTF?