How do we remove the criminals from such a great community?
I was saddened to hear of this happening and a bit shocked that this occurred in the City of North Tonawanda.
Every Monday, I make my rounds at the local police stations to report on the weekly arrests. Sometimes there are crimes committed that are considered to be a bit more serious than the average aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle charge or disorderly conduct during a family altercation that went wrong, but not often do I get the report of a murder.
Throughout the past year, I have continuously mentioned the growth I have seen in North Tonawanda. I refer to this subject so often, because it truly is evident. Those city officials who are making these changes should be pleased with themselves, as well as the residents for how much they have helped things move forward.
However, I wonder how we remove the type of people like Brian Lowry, who alledgedly murdered Rylowicz, out of the city?
These type of people. Specifically, criminals - give the city a black eye.
Itís a great community to live in and the residents have the right to feel safe in their homes and the right to trust other North Tonawanda residents.
I do not feel this occurrence is a reflection of the police department. No one could have prevented this, these things sometimes just happen and the police department does a great job patrolling the city and reducing crime.
Hopefully, as the city grows and betters itself it will push out those people who choose to break the law and commit these crimes.
Hopefully the Rylowicz family can heal from this tragedy and move forward with their lives in time. Hopefully the residents have the opportunity to do the same and find peace of mind in their community as well.