Can you believe this is the West Hollywood we live in today?
A bullet through the glass window of city hall this past week, dog nappings, car jackings, smash and grab robberies, theft from mailboxes, sidewalk robberies, home invasions, cell phone thefts at bars and nightclubs, assaults, burglary of homes, apartments and condos, rapes, sexual assaults, stolen mail, packages and Amazon deliveries and more.
Guns galore now have criminals preying about for daytime and nighttime robberies.
Our once wonderful West Hollywood has turned into a place where many of my friends, neighbors and acquaintances are afraid to go out after 6pm.
One female neighbor I know confessed to me that she used like to take nightly walks on but now does not do it anymore for fear of being robbed or assaulted.
Really? This is acceptable for our City of West Hollywood?
And with the well-known and popular Citizen app you can see the ongoing mayhem 24/7.
Are you shocked? Are you surprised? Have you given up? Are you hoping that we can finally see Sheriff’s bike and foot patrols on a daily basis that equal the over $20 million we pay our Sheriff’s Department?
Have you seen enough?
Do you still like living here or are you embarrassed to call West Hollywood your home?
Our city has now attracted outrageous crime due to our popularity. And with everyone still wearing face masks the suspects easily blend into our city’s streets to be able to suddenly get away because their full face is never seen or recognized.
When is enough enough as residents, business owners and visitors to say: “No more!”
I challenge all of us to get involve more and make the change now.
Here are the email addresses of our city council, public safety and our Captain Edward Ramirez and Lieutenant Moulder to ask for help:
JDamico@weho.org, SShine@weho.org, JErickson@weho.org, LMeister@weho.org, LHorvath@weho.org, KCook@weho.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org