To the Editor:
I have the utmost respect for law enforcement. It is one of the most stressful jobs one can have.
However, when they don’t care about their job and the core of what it is to be a police offer, it affects the local community entirely.
This past Sunday night, a young kid was getting beaten up at the New York Ave park in Ogdensburg. The cops were called.
My husband went over there because I was about to head over there myself.
The cops showed up and dispersed the crowd. The officers said don’t worry about it, kids will be kids.
Since when is it acceptable or has it become the norm to allow violence against other kids? If this was my child and I found out the cops said this, you can bet the city would have a major lawsuit filed against it. I can understand now why people say the local law enforcement is a joke.
Who am I supposed to call if I need help or have emergency? How can I trust that the police will put forth their best effort and the principle of justice in everything they do?
Guess I will have to count on the local troopers.
Crystal Krepel, Ogdensburg