The Republican At-Large candidates for Troy City Council (Carmella Mantello,* Kim Ashe Hyphen McPherson and the other one) announced a bold new plan to fight the crime sweeping the streets of Troy.
It's a Five (5) Point Plan. Ready...
1) restore the Street Crimes Unit; 2) have police officers park their patrol cars and walk the neighborhoods; 3) reapply for the COPS grant the city turned down as too expensive to get three more officers on patrol; 4) demolish city-owned buildings that are vacant and burned out; and ... there was another one, right? We did say five. Oh, right. 5) create a permanent City Council Standing Committee on Violent Crime.
Carmello went on to add a 6 in the five point plan: River Boat gambling. "And then, of course, you need to elect me," said Kim Ashe Hyphen McPherson, "so that's really 7 points."
"Elect me too," said the other one. "Guess that's 8 points."
"Nine," added Mantello, who fired a warning shot at Ashe-McPherson. Ashe-McPherson returned fire striking that third candidate.
This visionary plan was unveiled in front of the Fallon Apartments Rainbow Center. Two people were wounded but are reported to be in stable condition.
There is nothing wrong with this highly unoriginal plan. There was also no price tag included. Three more officers is only one more per shift. You'll need more police on the streets than that. Especially if their walking.
* The Troy Polloi hereby endorses Carmella Mantello for one of three At-Large seats if she'll stop running for shit. We kind of feel sorry for her.