The Madison City Council needs to take a close look at its vendetta against Police Chief Mike Koval and the Madison Police Department. When you see gun fire and homicides increasing in the city, the City Council should realize its role in this. Those pondering the commission of a criminal act know the City Council does not support the police.
When you have an undeserved divide like the one the City Council has created, it puts all the citizens of the city at risk. Criminals aren't so dumb they can't figure out they will get away with a lot due to this situation.
Every member on that City Council, save one, is partly responsible for the changing level of violence in this city. Council members need to get their heads out of the sand and do their job -- which, like the Police Department, is to create a safe environment for all.
Nancy Wild, Columbus