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Letter: Lacey Democratic Candidate Voices Concerns for Public Safety

Shawn Judson advocates for the Township to implement a Neighborhood Watch program

I am very concerned that the majority of the current members of the Township Committee have again failed to take a proactive stance on an issue, this one being public safety. 

At the most recent Committee meeting it was disclosed that there have been 14 residential burglaries in less than one month in Lacey. The position of the majority members of the Committee is to request neighbors to be alert and vigilant. The onus of maintaining this aspect of public safety they tell the individual resident it is their responsibility to insure a safe and secure neighborhood environment.

Committeeman Quinn is quoted as saying, “The police department requests that all citizens remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity. Look out for your neighbor. Everyone has got to try and play their part.”

This is all well and good, but how is the Committee, controlled by my opponents, playing their part? How? They are asking us to do it.

That is their response to this increasing public safety problem. Sit back and talk a good talk.

As part of my campaign I have, from the beginning, advocated for the Township to implement a “Neighborhood Watch Program” to keep our streets safe. This does not entail the hiring of new police officers, but it does create another set of “eyes and ears” for them. This coordinated group of responsible citizens could help reduce the amount of crime in our neighborhoods, much better than one or two individuals acting on their own.

Just think no cost to the taxpayers and a safer neighborhood. A bargain that my opponents, did not even think of, much less start.

One of my first priorities will be use all resources, neighborhood watch programs, our police department, and whatever other resources are available, to make our residents feel safe in their own homes and neighborhoods.

You do not need leaders who tell you, as an individual, that you have to take care of your own safety. We need proactive leadership, which has been lacking in this town for over twenty years, under the control of my opponents’ party.

It is time for a change.  It is time for “Putting Lacey First”.

Shawn Judson
Democratic Candidate
Lacey Township Committee

Frederick John LaVergne for Congress October 16, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Who bought the signs? Where did the funds come from? That is the question you really need the answer to. Who benefits best from their re-election...if it's anyone OTHER than the people of the TWP., well - there you are. IF it IS the people of the TWP, then that should guide your choice.
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress October 17, 2012 at 01:49 AM
Oh, and I didn't "google" that article. I'm the author.
Isheet Mipants October 17, 2012 at 11:21 PM
I am "Blue collar"... and you just answered the question as to why we "SHOULDN'T" vote for you! Again facts are nice but what are your going to do? Its all jibberish!There's a big word for ya! Are you going to hide behind unanswered emails and letters? All politicians have excuses.Christie says we're making progress...Where?I amy not be as samrt as you pal but its people like me who build your houses, and cook your meals and clean your pools and deliver your mail and pick up your garbage and deliver your electric and teach your children! But your wrong Freddy, George Washington was the first president!,,,,I am the author!
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress October 18, 2012 at 01:29 AM
"Quote" Phil Mykrackin 7:09 pm on Sunday, October 14, 2012 "Well I learned in history class that all those fore fathers had illegitimate children with "slaves" and snorted cocaine from snuff boxes and drank moonshine and carried guns!,,,,big deal!Did you know that Alexander Hamilton was president? Yes before the democrated way by vote and John Hanson was the the first Pres of the US "non elect"...." You "authored" this the other day. Don't blame your teacher. I'm sure they said Huntington was first, if they were smart enough to teach you about Hansen. (He was third - You just failed to remember it correctly.) Kudos to your teacher for knowing that little known chapter in our history, and for sharing it with you. I am neither Republican nor Democrat, btw. As to Christie -,He went to Seton Hall with my younger brother, a scholar in Constitutional Law, who is the discoverer of the Connecticut and Kentucky ratifications discussed earlier. A promise - nobody was borrowing Chris's notes in CON LAW in law school. (You're just p'oed because you thought you caught me in a 'cut-and-paste' plagiarism, only to find out that the cited work was my own. I DO know from where I speak.) I'm proud of my education. I'm more proud that I and my wife were able to pass our love of learning to our children.
Phil Miaz October 19, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Mykrackin don't waste your time on this guy.... He obviously is another person with a lot of times on his hands to use this website to promote himself with his campaign too! Both him and judson should be running mates on the Patch! Hey Fred maybe u should go door to door to do campaigning like a politicians use to do back in the day!

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