A few years back, the neighborhood of South Middle River received a novel new crime fighting program called SmartWater.
The space age liquid places a DNA-like marker on your valuables, and it can be identified at the pawn shop, fence etc. Also, the Police can squirt the liquid on the criminal through a “bait house”, or “bait car” situation. Lastly, there is a great deterrent effect, as criminals seem to be very afraid of the state of the art liquid.
So, the city placed the liquid marking system in 500 of the homes in the South Middle River neighborhood ( they had the most burglaries in the city), and the burglary rate has now dropped substantially.
Unfortunately, the President of the neighborhood next door (Laura Crocenco) decided not to push the City for the program in Middle River Terrace, and that neighborhood’s burglary rate nearly doubled – seems the burglars fled the SmartWater next door!
Now finally, Middle River Terrace is getting SmartWater. And the sign notifying residents has been placed in the neighborhood.
Can you tell why this piece is titled “Smart Water Sign Not So Smart”?