The media, law enforcement and politicians refuse to respond to 24 year local veteran citizen drug and crime fighter and 25 year highly decorated former DEA narcotics agent / best selling author of "Fight Back". Press releases, flyer campaign, radio ads, live radio talks, and public forums are not being publicized. The plan and the reputations of the citizen crime fighters are so solid, local law enforcers, politicians and media are concerned its success will have negative impact on budgets and long-term investigations. Insiders report the high probability of it's success would under mind millions of dollars in existing budgets, future grants and risk political futures. The media refuses to publicize this alternative to the 30 year failed "War On Drugs". Solutions seem to be viewed as a threat to the status quo.
Citizens are shocked that this plan is not being publized by the media. Citizens are giving the "Fight Back" solution a thumbs up. Civic organizations and neighborhood groups are spreading the word. It is a complete contradiction to the 30 year failed "War On Drugs" Strategy. This is citizen driven and produces rapid results with a simple effective common sense strategy. While law enforcement is encouraged to participate it will work in the toughest neighborhoods with citizens alone.
Headline: BINGHAMTON -- Broome County Sheriff David E. Harder looks forward to fighting drugs and crime for another four years.
New City Police Chief: Steven R. Tronovitch is a 31-year veteran of the force and hopes to implement his ideas about community involvement in preventing crimes. "My greatest task is coming up with a community policing strategy that allows us to accomplish our goals while not diminishing our response times," he said. "Education and training is going to be key to everything we do ... educating the community and our own force."
Press and Sun Bulletin Columnist writes: Those who say users are as much a part of the problem as dealers are on the right track. Which means we, as a community, as families and as individuals, have some soul-searching to do. We have some homework to do, too. For starters, we could look for models of what has worked in other communities. Surely ours is not the first to confront a drug problem. And we need to keep talking to each other. Silence will get us nowhere.
None of the above have responded to hear about this time-tested "Fight Back" solution. The similarities between law enforcement, politicians and the media appear to mock the mind set of criminals, drug dealers and drug users in that it seems self-preservation and protecting the source of income even if you undermine your own counter parts (in this case voters/tax payers)is favored over change. Long-term investigations and future funding end up taking priority over logic, safety and most of all solutions. Taxpayers, landlords, parents and children become acceptable collateral damage.
We await the first politician, law enforcement agency and media source to show an interest in creating a drug free community, news.