I work in a store in an area that has a high level of crime...

I work in a store in an area that has a high level of crime; this problem demands the attention of everyone operating businesses there. Sometimes it seems as though crime is irreversible—that without the help of physical force, we are powerless against it. But I have found otherwise.

One day last spring the store manager received a call requiring her to leave the shop to care for her child. I suggested we remain open and volunteered to work alone.

February 14, 1994
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