I have lived in the Austin area for 35 years. I remember the days going downtown to listen to music and being able to park under the I35 bridge. With no worries of someone breaking into your car. Austin was a town where you felt safe, and able to be out at night without fear. This was the case in most Texas cities just a few years ago. We need to ensure that we look at policies to protect our community. We have to many worries in the world now days to have to be afraid of being a victim of a random crime. We need to ensure that our great state invests in crime prevention. No one should have to fear for their wellbeing when going out for a night in one of Texas amazing cities.