DRUGS AND CRIME IN TUCSON hurt TPD Officer this week
Early Thursday morning a TPD officer responded to a hit and run that occurred as a pedestrian was jay walking in the Glenn and Stone area. The struck pedestrian is in serious condition. "TPD said the man was jaywalking and suffered life-threatening injuries. The pedestrian allegedly had drugs in his possession, but the TPD said investigators do not know if he was under the influence." The officer that responded to the call positioned his car to block further traffic from running over the struck pedestrian. An awful tragedy occurred when a drunk driver ran into the police officer's vehicle, critically injuring him and subsequently causing the amputation of his leg. The officer’s life will forever be changed and he will face a long recovery. People jaywalking in traffic under the influence and being struck by vehicles, hit and runs, and drunk driving are all symptoms of failed policies by our Mayor and Council. They have effectively run the Tucson Police Department staffing and resources into the ground and as a result we have lawlessness on our streets. This likely would not have happened if the Mayor and Council were serious about fighting/addressing crime and drugs. Our hearts go out to our TPD officer.
INCREMENTAL WINS FOR THE CITIZENS
This week we have 3 wins to report!
1. TCFC and our members were successful in stopping the Chair of the Board of Supervisors, Adelita Grijalva, from taking away our power of free speech! Our Supervisors can continue to put items on the agenda that are in the constituents interest, without being encumbered by a bureaucratic and legal processes. Thank you Supervisors Bronson, Christy and Scott for listening to our concerns!
2. WE NEED YOUR INPUT! TCFC and Pima County is moving forward with planning for placement of NO PANHANDLING signs in Unincorporated Pima County!! City of Tucson is still not ready to address Crime and Lawlessness. We need your input for locations where signs are needed. While not final, below is an example of what one of the signs may look like! YOU CAN HELP US BY ANSWERING OUR SURVEY about locations you think need these signs!
SURVEY LINK: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZNJMG7X
MAP OF UNINCORPORATED PIMA COUNTY for reference Link: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0666/8576/3802/files/Unincorporated.jpg?v=1676255531
3. LIGHTING. Pima County is working to streamline the process for businesses and individuals to install lighting. Pima County has also reached out to City of Tucson Development Services to do the same. More soon on this.
REPORT SHOPPING CARTS!Help keep our community clean and free of eyesores. Report abandoned or stolen shopping carts to AZ Cart Services at:
602.258.4942 or 602.918.4062
Leave the details of where the cart is located and they will go pick it up and try to return it to the company it belongs.
TCFC Activities this WEEK!
- We meet with Judges in the Court System with Pima County to discuss issues we see that need review in our mission to address crime and repeat offenders.
- More meetings with County related to implementation of the Transition Center (Expanded Offerings)
TCFC gets Many Shout-Outs from Supervisor Christy!
Listen to Supervisor Christy on the Bill Buckmaster Show! Feb 2, 2023.