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More eyes and ears needed in Schenectady

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When the Schenectady Neighborhood Watch phone rings with a report of a lost child, Fred Lee wishes a team could spring into action. But sometimes, everyone is asleep. Or at work. Or away on vacation. There’s just so few people left in the neighborhood watch that sometimes there’s no one available to answer a call, he said. “Generally, we do respond, but I can’t guarantee it. I’d like to guarantee it,” said Lee, who oversees ...

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April 12, 2014
6:25 a.m.

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This is a great idea - because the whole "anti-snitching" thing has created a situation where people are afraid to help out of fear of retaliation. I see the problem at night as people who get up at 6 to go to work probably don't want to get up at 1 or 2 a.m.