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Regarding the article “New Ken apartment raid nets 6 arrests, drugs, cash” (Oct. 22): This could and should happen every day in New Kensington!

This used to be a nice, working-class town where a family could walk downtown streets and feel completely safe. Now you need to pack a weapon just to feel equal with the criminal element. All citizens who are not convicted felons should be carrying firearms to protect themselves and their loved ones and property.

New Ken’s problems with drug-dealing, prostitutes and shooting started when the mob left the town. The local mob ran a tight ship and kept things in order. The police aren’t able to do the job for one reason or another.

Now, most of the businesses are gone. What entrepreneur would invest in a town full of drug users and dealers with shootings in broad daylight? The solution is to level downtown and start over.

It’s time the good people take a stand, show some courage and take this town back from those who rule our streets at night. I know others who feel exactly the same, but fear speaking up. I am not afraid of these punks nor those who are involved with them.

Remember, if you lie down with dogs, you get fleas!

Theodore D. Smith Jr.

New Kensington


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