While my wife and I were returning home after this year's Fourth of July fireworks, we witnessed a small brawl between teenagers on Lake Street (this ultimately ended with one youth being taken away in an ambulance).
We both found ourselves disturbed by the fact that there appeared to be no police or any other security between the high school and Ridgeland Avenue on Lake Street. The only official presence was a crossing guard who didn't have as much as a radio and was powerless as one of the teenagers grabbed a traffic barricade to use as a weapon.
Fortunately, shortly after this happened, several police cars finally arrived on the scene, but couldn't there have been at least one or two uniformed officers with radios on this stretch of the road to prevent this sort of occurrence before it begins?
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