Jim writes: A carjacking at Fashion Square and a drive-by shooting on Prospect Avenue show that C’ville has truly moved into the big-time. (See WINA.com.) Charlottesville Police have a tough road ahead of them in light of their recent track record and media attention. What is the ratio in the City (and County) of violent crimes committed to solved with convictions? Might we be able to have real police officers at Fashion Square, a la Barracks Road? Perhaps an anti-loitering ordinance as well?
Fashion Square seems to have significantly more serious crime than anywhere else in town, but it is private property.