Have you heard of Good Guy Loitering? I hope so. The group is impressive.
A group of Westwood residents have decided to take back their neighborhoods by "loitering" on troubled street corners so as to keep out the criminal element. It is a great idea!
On Facebook, they describe themselves like this:
"Good Guy Loitering is just a group of friends and neighbors getting together - publicly - in a part of our community that is struggling with bad behavior. It is a showing that such behavior is not acceptable. But don't get me wrong, it's a blast! In large part, it is a few hours of fun and fellowship with other Westwood residents. It's a good time, and maybe that's the point. People seeing their neighbors out having a good time at night in Westwood IS A GOOD THING."
Their next event is tomorrow, May 14 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the corner of Harrison and Grasselli in the heart of Westwood. Stop by and greet these great citizens as they fight back against crime and blight!
*This NOT a partisan group. I highlight them today because I support the work they do.