Officials should not dismiss recent violent crimes

Thursday, November 29, 2007 | 10:00 a.m. CST; updated 10:49 a.m. CST, Wednesday, February 4, 2009

It is a gap between reality and perception and perception will always win. Unfortunately, the reality is pretty bad and I am afraid that the sugarcoated explanations we are receiving from our civic leaders will only make things worse.