I have to respond to the article in Sunday’s (Modesto Bee) newspaper on May 25 about the drive-by shooting in Patterson that killed a 42-year-old woman. The Police Chief Tori Hughes stated that the area of Felipe Garza Park is an active gang and drug problem.
This is the fault of the city of Patterson. A few years back, when the late Sam Cuellar was on the City Council, he was very adamant about stopping the sheriffs from pulling over vehicles that had questionable characters inside them, thereby hand cuffing the law from searching gangsters and drug offenders.
This was only because his very own niece was in a vehicle that would fit the profile of a gang member vehicle.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputies were doing a good job! Now fast forward to 2014; we have drive-by shootings, drugs, homeless, and gangsters everywhere you look.
The City Council, past and present, should be ashamed of themselves. Stop this non-sense and let the law do its job; Make these thugs feel so uncomfortable that they choose to move out. If not, all these new businesses may just not want to move in.