Letter: Lost faith in the system

I wrote a letter to the editor about a month or two ago about loud music. Well, after that letter I got the license plate number of the vehicle and started calling the police. This person will go by every two hours or so with his loud music. The last time a call was made, I was informed if the police had to go out one more time, this person would get a ticket for disturbing the peace. About 12:30 a.m., here they came. I called the police and the dispatcher was rude and would not let me even tell why I was calling.

After I got off the phone, I thought to myself, "Why even bother anymore." I knew this would happen. I no longer have any faith in the system. I thought the police were here to serve and protect. It may not be an emergency call, but when I am awakened at night with everything on my walls shaking and my walls vibrating, then I should be able to call and know that the police are going to do everything in their power to put a stop to it. I never thought I would be treated with such disrespect.

It made me feel as though what I was calling for was very dumb. It is sad that we are made to feel that way. Maybe if our complaints were treated as something real then maybe people wouldn't get by with so much. We would not be afraid to call when we need assistance. I do understand that if they are on a call that is an emergency, then by all means take care of that first, but don't treat me as though I am a thorn in your side.

Lisa Rogers