Letter to the Editor: Rising crime

Dear Editor:

I read with interest that "Police Increase Patrol for Pedestrian Traffic Violations."

While this is very commendable I wonder if they should  prioritize their resources in the prevention and prosecution of higher crime. Most recently we have seen a police officer killed in the police parking lot and a citizen killed in his own home.

What has happened to the Downey I moved into some 40 years ago? We now have crime waves and the city and police appear impotent to do anything about it.

Jorge Montero