Over the past month and a half I have been trying to figure out why there are so many "gang issues" in the city of Watsonville. I have gone to the police and they have been great in assisting us in battling these low life's on our street. But times they show up too late. They cant always make it to one of our calls. The city has also cut budget to certain programs IE. the "neighbor hood watch" program, where they only come out and tell you how to do things safely. I'm sorry but doing things safely isn't a problem, its doing them effectively and with enough honor and courage to do what is right when it is needed.
The "city council" members along with the Mayor give away money to things that are NOT important to keep this city running. Schools are suffering, police officers are suffering, fireman are suffering, city employees suffering because of the "budget" cuts. By the way the budget is $162 million. I'm sorry but you don't bite the hand that feeds you but ill bite the hell out of the hand that isn't doing a damn thing to protect us as a neighbor hood, a city and a community.
I spend 20 hours a day not only doing my job but also walking my block to kick the scum off of it. Icase Dumpster divers away, weed smokers, gang bangers, and the wannabe bangers off my block. I not only have been stolen from myself but 5 others have been hit this year along with 17 of them in the last 5 years. So is it time for someone to stand fast, hold on to what is right and gather the amazing citizens of this comm-UNITY to rise up and take back what is rightfully ours? We don't need a budget to stand tall. We don't need a budget to rise up and defend our country. Soldiers go out with out wavering to die for us to protect our freedom. We allow them to go and die for us there but when they get home and they are back in our arms they get killed by a drive by or get murdered for their wallet, hit by a drunk driver. We as a comm-UNITY need to rise up.
You need not worry about tomorrow when you live in so much fear today! I know the for me,"In GOD we trust" still means something. I know that i will always say "GOD" in the pledge of allegiance. And the most important thing I know is that we are all AMERICANS, white, black,brown,yellow,purple, what ever color, race, creed, sexuality. We stand as one, we fight as one, and until i give my last breath I will fight to not be scared, i will fight to be free, and damn it i will fight for my family my friends and my neighbors through out the city.
It is time to fight for each other as AMERICANS forget the color, forget the race, forget the gender, forget the sexual preference. We stand NOW and we stand TOGETHER.
If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well. Martin Luther King Jr.
I'm calling all men and women to fight for OUR city to be true Americans and fight to get these gangs out!