LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columbia residents must take action against crime

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | 5:19 p.m. CDT

Having lived here since 1955, there has never been a period before that I was afraid to go anywhere in this town until now. As one of the silent majority, I want to add my support to Sheriff Dwayne Carey and Fred Parry, publisher of Inside Columbia, for speaking out for me. Both of these gentlemen had the courage to speak out even though they were criticized for doing so.