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And there you have it. A month in the life of an officer. Head to the podium to pick up a much-merited award ... and then see your life, and the life of a colleague, in danger a few weeks later. That's reality in Stockton these days. And if you'll forgive my language, our reality right now sucks. Stockton set a dubious record with 58 homicides during 2011. Through March 23, 2011, there were five homicides in Stockton. Through that date this year, the total stood at 14. So we're almost three times ahead of the rate for our most deadly year ever? OK, we're struggling as a city. Big time. Guilty. We'll stipulate to that. The unemployment rate. The foreclosure rate. Potential civic bankruptcy. And so on.
It's difficult to say where things are headed in our fight against crime. There are many people - in SPD, in city government, in the community - who are working hard to improve things. Their diligence and fortitude deserve respect and aid. But it's understandably draining when at times it seems as if we don't need a Marshall Plan as much as we need martial law.
There were 42 bookings at the San Joaquin County Jail in the 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. Saturday. At that time, there were 1,240 people held at the jail, which has an official capacity of 1,411.
Originally posted by NightGypsy
reply to post by emberscott
Yeah, stockton ca. We heard so many great things about the place.
Yeah, and the things you hear aren't exaggerations, either. That's why after 48 years, I'm finally getting the hell out of here.