Budget cuts across the country have stripped local police departments of personnel at an alarming rate. So much so that Americans from coast-to-coast are now being forced to fend for themselves.
Our latest example comes from East Oakland’s Arcadia Park, where law and order have broken down to such an extent that residents have been been left with no other choice but to band together to police their own streets.
According to one member of this neighborhood watch on steroids, it’s turning into the Wild West.
With criminals running rampant, when seconds count, police are often minutes away:
“We don’t have a choice. Either die or we hire some security ourselves, because we can’t depend on the police department,” said Alaska Tarvins of the Arcadia Park Board of Directors.