Friday, September 16, 2005
The red car sitting behind the house at 4667 Norfolk Avenue (owned by Lamb's Bride Church at 1324 Tower Grove Avenue) in the southern end of Forest Park Southeast arrived about a week and a half ago. Some people dropped it off one night, took a few parts off of it and left it behind. Now it sits on blocks, hood perpetually open -- a reminder that this part of the neighborhood isn't particularly safe or desirable.
We have joined our neighbors in calling the Citizen's Service Bureau, and yesterday called the police.
Dumped stolen cars mark a neighborhood as a ghetto. Dumped stolen cars that sit for weeks despite citizen service requests mark the neighborhood as unchanging and its leaders as unmotivated to change the neighborhood.