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Manteca parks are turning into drug dens

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POSTED August 23, 2013 1:24 a.m.

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

I really don’t know what world our Manteca City Council lives in, but it’s not the one we live in.

Had the smoking ban gone through, it would have been a real help to our police. The council thinks most smokers in our parks use all tobacco, I’d say 95% of smoke in our parks is from marijuana. Our city parks have become big drug dens.

Most, (not all) people in our parks are not homeless, a few are people let out of our jail system from across the state and they are here to take Manteca down with crime.

They are here, not because of no-where to go, but to set up shop. Our city has become one dangerous place. We needed to give our police something to help.

I can tell the City of Manteca if they don’t clean Manteca up we will not have passenger train service in this town. I have worked for that with my Mom since 1977.

What I see going on in Manteca and after reading what the Union Pacific Railroad worker knifed in Ripon, I am about to say to Altamont Corridor Express rail it would be too dangerous to put the trains in downtown Manteca, Tracy, etc.

If the passenger and trains can’t be safe, it will not work, and you can’t put people in danger.

It’s time Manteca cleans up.

The council does not understand what is going on. We have a good police chief. We need to get behind him, not in front of him.

Darryl Joseph Bain


August 21, 2013

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