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Letter: Public safety priorities

  • Author: John Clark
    | Opinion
  • Updated: July 13
  • Published July 13

What is a greater threat to public safety, respect for the law and citizens’ trust of government — a working person driving home to Wasilla in the left lane at 73 mph, or folks with substance abuse, mental health and behavioral problems camping on public and private property near schools, playgrounds, parks, streams and homes with total disregard for sanitation and property rights?

If it is the latter, why are there police officers every mile or two patrolling between Anchorage and Eagle River handing out speeding tickets and none vacating trespassers who have been illegally camped in parks or on private property for months? The mayor and police chief could address this issue instantly by choosing different priorities. If they don’t, I anticipate citizens will choose another mayor and police chief.

— John Clark

Anchorage

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