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Phone 231-725-9205
Mark’s
Transmission and Auto Repair
1045 Getty St.
Muskegon, MI 49442
Owner
Mark Paseka
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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
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4280 Airline Road, Muskegon
231-733-7600 (West of US-31)
Public safety
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
broken, too.
3. That if a community shows signs of deterioration and no one seems to care, than that’s where crime
will grow.
4. That if “little” crimes are committed and are
not punished, then bigger and bigger crimes will
happen.
That deteriorated public spaces are progressively
abandoned by most people (that nervous and scared
just go home) and those same spaces are occupied by
delinquents.
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
greatly diminished.
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
public.”
Robin Sanders
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Quality Service
Since 1975
5725 Airline Rd.
Fruitport, MI 49415
Ph: 231-865-6363
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MUSKEGON COUNTY SILENT OBSERVER
After Hours Assistance:
Dial 231-733-1403, it will go
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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
founded the
business 58
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Unemployment benefits? Can’t get
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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
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Heavy, Medium, and Light Duty Towing &
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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
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• Computer Testing & A/C Service
• Low Mileage Engines
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5333 Airline Road
Phone: 231-733-9406
Fax:
231-737-4610
Locally
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since 1974!
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FOR SALE: 1955 Wagemaker/Wolverine
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499 W. Broadway
Muskegon Hts., MI 49444
3 blocks East of Henry
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