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1045 Getty St.
Muskegon, MI 49442
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Family owned since 1978
Many Other Choice Models Also Available
14658 Apple Dr.
Fruitport, MI 49415
Ph: 616 842-0560
Fax: 616 842-0718
Visit us at www.johnsonautosalesoffruitport.com
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4280 Airline Road, Muskegon
231-733-7600 (West of US-31)
Letter to the Editor
It has been said that in my talks on the radio stations that I have been on that I have over-emphasized
public safety over and above other issues. I respectfully disagree. Government’s ﬁrst job is protecting the
public. All other issues are secondary to public safety.
Let me explain.
The broken window theory
The fuse lighted by Zimbardo in 1969 is still burning. One of the most interesting later developments
is the result of the work of Prof. James Q. Wilson and
Prof. George Kelling.
Their concepts are known as the broken windows
theory. Their studies conclude:
1. That crime is worse in areas where negligence,
dirt and mistreatment are usually found.
2. That if you break a window in a building and
nobody repairs it, soon all the other windows will be
3. That if a community shows signs of deterioration and no one seems to care, than that’s where crime
4. That if “little” crimes are committed and are
not punished, then bigger and bigger crimes will
That deteriorated public spaces are progressively
abandoned by most people (that nervous and scared
just go home) and those same spaces are occupied by
Some people hear the expression “zero tolerance”
and wrongly believe it’s some kind of authoritarian
and repressive solution. Actually, it’s the exact opposite, it’s more about prevention and promotion of good
security conditions. It’s not about a primitive horde
lynching the criminal, and it’s not about police abuse
of authority. It even has zero tolerance about that.
It’s not about the death penalty or lowering the age
for legal responsibility. And it’s also not about some
recipes created for some other reality, it’s a group of
ideas that with different names and applications can
beneﬁt different societies. This is not a minor fact;
it’s not zero tolerance against the actual person who
commits the crime, it’s zero tolerance against the crime
itself. And that’s a big difference. What it’s actually
about is building (or rebuilding) clean and organized
communities that respect the law and the basic code
of social and human coexistence. While issues such
as the economy, education, and infrastructure are
important for the public good, if our communities
are not safe to work and live in, productivity will be
Public safety is the foundation upon which everything else is built upon. If we don’t have a ﬁrm
foundation, the whole building is unstable, and it will
not take much bad weather to knock it down. It is my
ﬁrm belief that if our communities are safe, when we
have the bad weather of natural or man-made disasters, we will be much stronger to endure them. I will
say it again, “Government’s ﬁrst job is protecting the
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Storage & Propane
Owner Larry Baxter is proud of the
services that he, his family and staff
have provided since his grandfather
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and speak to an agent. (231) 773-8529.
FOR SALE: Full size high-rise truck
topper. Fits early 90’s GMC. Needs
new rear window. $50. (231)733-7737.
There are many odd jobs out
there that need to get done. We
are proud to say that there are
very few that we cannot handle.
Heavy, Medium, and Light Duty Towing &
Recovery, Road Service, Lockout, Flat Tire,
Fuel Delivery, and Flatbed Services
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FOR RENT: Community Room at
Clothes Encounters next to Word
Of Hope Church. (231) 865-3419.
5385 Airline Rd Muskegon, MI 49444
231-865-1448 Cell 231-343-3388
Doug England, Owner
• Engine Repair & Replacement
• Computer Testing & A/C Service
• Low Mileage Engines
do the job"
5333 Airline Road
Get your belts, hoses, and fluids checked!
FOR SALE: 1955 Wagemaker/Wolverine
14’ with 18 hp Evinrude outboard, trailer,
cover, and many extras. Runs great,
ready to use. Best offer. (231) 733-7737
with this coupon - expires 6/30/2014 - minimum $99
499 W. Broadway
Muskegon Hts., MI 49444
3 blocks East of Henry
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