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15894Re: [columbia_heights] Re: Excessive noise from Salvation Army facility on Harvard St. NW

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  • David McIntire
    Oct 1, 2004
      You completely mischaracterize what I have said. You are grandstanding. I
      did not advocate for drug dealers or dealing. I did not hurl insults.

      Everyone has the right and perhaps even the duty to express his or her
      opinion and participate fully in community affairs whether they have lived
      here 90 years or 90 minutes - that is why this forum is uncensored . Where
      did I say otherwise?

      However, that doesn't mean I have to agree.

      Certainly there is crime in Columbia Heights. There is crime in Kansas and
      everywhere else. I just disagree with how it is being characterized by some.
      Once again, if it were so dangerous and crime was out of hand residents
      would be moving out, not in, and real estate prices would not be going
      through the roof. And a whole lot more people would be attending PSA
      meetings - turnout is pitiful.

      I don't know who you are or where you live so what more can I say?

      Dave McIntire

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: ktempestdc
      To: columbia_heights@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 3:40 PM
      Subject: [columbia_heights] Re: Excessive noise from Salvation Army facility
      on Harvard St. NW

      I don't understand the need to advocate for the drug dealers. You
      hurl insults but still miss the point. I am glad to see from your
      previous posting that criminal activity in your area has improved -
      however, where I am, condos are not selling for $500k and criminal
      activity - of the very blatant type - exists 24/7. I'm sure the
      residents of our little slice of CH would be delighted to hear that
      we are strutting and exaggerating when we speak out about this. Many
      have been here for 40-50 years and still have the same complaints and
      don't agree that these are problems of the past - presumably they
      pass your acid test for living here long enough to be allowed to have
      a thought. I do work closely with the people in my neighborhood -
      where we don't exclude based on age or longevity of residence - as
      well as with our local community leaders and police. Like it or not,
      new or old, everyone lives here and despite your rantings have the
      right to an opinion and safe and drug free streets.
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