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Friday question of the day

Does neighborhood drug dealing affect your quality of life? Obviously, there is drug dealing in Petworth and obviously it affects us when there is a shooting. But I’m asking about day to day quality of life. I know there is an open air drug market blocks from my house and I’m not happy about it. But it is usually in the evening and I don’t really see anything. So how does it affect us day to day. Are these the culprits who throw trash on the ground? I’ve even heard rumors that drug dealers help keep neighborhoods safe because they don’t want any trouble attracting the cops. Kind of like old school Italian neighborhoods filled with mafia were largely safe of street crime. Do we have the same correlation here?

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