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Stakeholders Come Out for Community Peace Forum

About 30 members of the community came together to brainstorm ways to address crime in the city.

The Malden Rotary Club held it's first Community Peace Forum Tuesday morning, inviting local stakeholders to discuss the causes, perceptions and possibles solutions to crime in the city. 

Attendees split into small group discussions set for later broadcast on Malden Access Television, where discussion ranged from the effects of drug addiction to domestic violence. 

City councillor and Rotary Club President David D'Arcangelo said the forum brought a "good mixture of people" to weigh in on the city's response to a sudden spike in crime this summer. 

"I don't know if this is going to solve anything," D'Arcangelo said, "but not getting together and discussing it definitely won't." 

The councillor-at-large said a synopsis of the forum's findings will be made available to residents in the near future. 

dan September 26, 2012 at 09:42 PM
great! I have a thought. Why dont we start with getting rid of the police officers who thinks its cool to work with drug dealers!
dan September 26, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Addiction is a life long illness. How can these drug corrupted police officers ever be trusted to uphold the law and testify truthfully in court. Imagine, the recovering drug addict comes to your house to investigate a theft??? What happens when he enters a house with noone home? What happens when he fells off the wagon and starts popping drugs again on duty? Is this the guy you want coming to your rescue? Im all for second chances... just try a clean start in a new profession! How about city councilor or school committee? Sounds like he has alot of support in the community, maybe he could win an election.
dan September 26, 2012 at 10:08 PM
How about a job at the drug lab? I hear there is an opening for a chemist
david mokal October 06, 2012 at 09:06 PM
What happends if he pulls his gun and shoots the wrong person or worse yet a child. Once a druggie allways a druggie never ends.
david mokal October 06, 2012 at 09:08 PM
NO expierience nessesary! :>)

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