Lagnar· Retired curmudgeon
And furthermore ....
Vigilantism will only get the OP in deep and do nothing about the actual problem which will not be fixed.I am not condoning or endorsing vigilantism, but unless such matters are corrected sooner than later, your neighborhood will only get much worse. If local government can't or won't do it, the only alternative is against the board rules to discuss.
Waste of time and energy. It "may" get results but to what end? The neighborhood is already mostly rentals and until it's been gentrified it will remain the same, attract the same, meth house or not. I watched almost the same thing happen to the neighborhood I grew up in. The original homeowners such as my parents died off 60 years later and were replaced by people wanting "affordable" housing. Rather than showing any pride of ownership, those people let it go to crap and so went the neighborhood.Adding: video illegal activity, show that to your town council and mayor at EVERY council meeting (these are required by law to be public), bug the crap out of them and your local LE until they do something.
Brick wall / ignored by them?
Go to ALL your local TV stations, take them the footage, get them to do stories & followups.
Keep the pressure on all parties, politicians, LE, TV folks, etc.
Remember: cockroaches like to hide in the dark and hate being exposed to the light of day.
Human cockroaches are no different.
Saw the writing on the wall. Get out while the getting out is good.It sounds like the rest of the homeowners in the neighborhood got the message decades ago and bailed. Working class neighborhoods have a short shelf life. Your roommate should sell immediately. This is a battle you will not win.