Tamworth’s break-in and car theft epidemic must receive the urgent attention of the NSW
With elderly people the target of brazen break-ins while they sleep in their beds at night, and the fear and loathing these events generate across the community, it is obvious there are fundamental failings at judicial and society levels which only governments can attempt to fix.
The citizens of Tamworth want the good character and amenity of their city reinstated through tough action by the authorities which will rid the city of the parasites who prey on innocent and
It is time the government showed some leadership and replaced its reviews and discussions with the
appropriate response which will make our city safe again.
Tamworth has done all it can. The problem exceeds the city’s scope for action.
The problems had been identified at a public meeting in December.
Recommendations have been put forward by the community for the government to consider.
The extent of ill-feeling and unrest in the community was shown through a petition calling for action signed by 18,000 residents.
Extra police have arrived, but the problems remain. They are as frustrated as the community they protect.
Those responsible for these opportunistic crimes, who have no regard for the wellbeing of the old and sick, must surely forfeit their right to live within the city and district.
Part of the penalty for these callous crimes should be their ostracism from the community.
The public is sick of repeat offenders and those within the community who either encourage or harbour the perpetrators of crime.
The number of break-ins and car theft offences which have plagued this city means offenders are either not being caught or the number of lawbreakers has reached worrying levels.
This community must demand those who are responsible for law and order in this state come to Tamworth to hear first hand the community’s frustration and anger and offer real solutions which involve action, serious action to deal with a serious problem.