As part of the Safe City project, an officer with Albuquerque Police Department was at our annual meeting last night. I am glad he came though I thought some of the things he said were disturbing. He said if there were people "shooting up in the laundrymat" to give him a call and he "would clean up and incarcerate them." He said if there were homeless people "loitering, getting drunk, and sleeping in your alley" he would similarly "clean them up." My eyes opened wide. It's not as if I am naive about police policies, but to have it be so at our annual meeting, I am still reeling. Especially as someone who works with the homeless and near homeless, it pains me to see people who are down on their luck so disregarded by law enforcement. I don't want to see crime in my neighborhood, however, I don't want my fellow citizens incarcerated and thrown away by an overly aggressive police force either. It was an eye-opener to be sure.