Moving away isn’t a guarantee of safety

This is in response to the Sunday letter, “Crime chasing away lifelong residents”: I know first-hand that after becoming the victim of a crime it is hard to feel that you can trust anyone or anywhere again.

Compared to many places, the Everett area is still a very safe place to live. The crime rate in this area is still “manageable.”

I remember growing up in north Everett and not ever feeling the need to lock our home or cars. The rise in crime has changed all of that. We have to lock up everything and then still hope that we will be safe.

Short of moving to an isolated area, I cannot think of a safer area to live than here. There is no guarantee that moving away will keep your family or possessions safe. Crime has a way of finding all of us.

The best that we can do is to try our best to protect the things that we value as best as we can and hope that those who think that crime is the way to earn things find their victim somewhere else.

My hope for the letter writer is that she and her husband give Everett another try and let time distance them from the feeling of trust a lowlife took away from them.

Carol Whitney


n premature births

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Monday, March 19

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Editorial: Help Everett Transit shape transportation future

The city needs to solve a looming budget shortfall, but changes are needed over the next 20 years.

Burke: What’s changed: Guns, boys or society?

We can tighten gun laws, but we’ve got boys who don’t cope well with society and need our help.

Saunders: Trump’s musings on guns, NRA give way to reality

Has the president backtracked on earlier statements, or was he just voicing options for debate?

Milbank: Why burdens of bank regulation can be a good thing

Our joint checking account was briefly frozen because the bank was looking for terrorist activity.

Trump’s actions on immigration, trade not in our interests

I would like to address the immigration situation. If we don’t allow… Continue reading

Minimum wage is an unfair price control

Let’s attack the minimum wage this way: Our courts have long protected… Continue reading

Herald recycles news from liberal echo chamber

After 32 years we canceled our subscription to the Seattle Times. Why?… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, March 18

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Most Read