Neighbors respond to Saturday morning standoff, say violence is normal
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - After an early morning standoff in the area of Oracle Road and Miracle Mile, some residents say they’ve had enough.
Anthony Prince says scenes like this have become the norm in his neighborhood.
“Right now these neighborhoods, feel that nobody cares about them, that’s why the crimes up again,” he said.
He says violence has gotten worse since he moved in several years ago.
“How is all this violence impacting the neighborhood? It’s really scary, people are afraid to walk out there door, I mean people know are getting bigger watch dogs, I mean watch dogs that get out so sad," he said.
Nine on Your Side looked up crime statistics in this area to find that TPD has responded to more than two thousand calls in this neighborhood during this year alone.
Neighbors say one call is too many, and want lawmakers to do something about it.
“You don’t see any of the politicians walking in this neighborhood, because they're afraid. And they should be because they're not doing a damn thing in the neighborhood,” he said.
Todd Phillips also lives in the neighborhood.
He says he tries not to travel alone.
“It’s really good to just have somebody with us, use the buddy system, always great to be in numbers,” said Phillips.
They say although today's early morning standoff ended peacefully, the next one could have a different outcome.