I am 69 years young & I actually lived on 10th Street across from the Coco Cola building in the 1950’s before the interstate was built. I worked downtown & taught my children & grandchildren about downtown. I saw it when it was where you went to shop, all dressed up, and in its decline when the malls opened up. I saw it being built back up & I would take my family or guests down to show it off. Then things began to change. I saw an attitude where the police were beginning to be disrespected & crime & homelessness began to increase & I began to realize that it was no longer safe to be there. When the public begins to believe that law enforcement is scary, then we have handed over the reigns to our society to the criminal & the public’s general welfare is ignored. Our Constitution is for the genetic welfare of the people not the criminals. As far as we are concerned, we will probably never come back downtown as we value our safety. When our leaders lack common sense & will allow an agenda to cause lawlessness & fear in our cities, they are the ones destroying our cities. Shame on them! Get our current leaders out & honor our police officers.