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Letter: Keeping Pittsfield safe

Re “Looking to ease the jitters: After wave of burglaries, husband and wife call meeting to set up crime watch” (Monitor front page, Aug. 20):

Well, I didn’t realize that Pittsfield had a bad problem of someone too lazy to get himself a job so, of course, the easiest thing to do is to steal from people who do! I have a lot of friends in Pittsfield, and I hate to think they will be victimized by a lazy criminal who will frighten them by coming into their homes and stealing from them!

If they do form a group to patrol the town, I hope they bear in mind the fact that the criminal or criminals can easily join them and then have a legitimate excuse to be out and about the town at night.

I would suggest they make a rule of patrols by twos!



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