Why, you ask? Simply put, we are lacking in necessary city officials to a degree that it is halting our judicial system. And what citizens want to know is ... Do we just not have enough people to fill the slots? Or are the officials in place purposefully not filling the open slots?
As many of you know, Asphyxiation Point has been swarmed by rival gangs and opportunist criminals. And while every city has it's own crime rate, ours seems to be skyrocketing. But why are we being taken over? According to Officer Phokos, "Policing is becoming difficult without a present judge and a DA." And according to my sources, those aren't the only positions open.
She goes on to explain, "We can't get warrants for one thing."
Warrants, one of the most integral elements when it comes to moving forward on any case when you need to find evidence, and our police force is being left to try to bring this growing criminal empire to it's knees without having the ability to gather all the evidence needed? Somehow, it's hard to believe that this would go on.
So, what is it that our city officials are doing about this obvious lack in assignments? Are they overlooking incoming applications for the position? Is this on purpose to sabotage our city? Or is it some unfortunate oversight that is being passed over because of bureaucracy overload?
Hailey Marshall, an Asphyxiation Point citizen said, "In order to function properly, a city needs balance. Like when you make a sandwich, you won't put cheese on one end and meat on the other."
In regards to our city lacking these roles, she goes on to say, "I hope your article will light a fire under everyone's butts to better play the roles they are meant to play in this city."
Those words coming from a citizen in Asphyxiation Point says a lot. So, I continued to ask around, trying to get to the bottom of this. How come our city is being left unguarded in some of the legislative ways? Why are people not getting hired? For that matter, why are people not getting promoted?
I asked Officer Eli Vincente, one of Asphyxiation Point's finest. His response was simply, "For questions regarding this, you will have to get a statement from the media relations director. Unfortunately that position isn't filled due to budget shortfalls."
And if that doesn't say it all, I don't know what will. So, if you're vying for that promotion, stand up and demand to be considered. If the election hasn't happened for an official position, push to make it so. We can't keep working with a system without these important positions being filled. And if there's resistance? Demand to know why. It's time to find out if these positions are being kept unfilled because of corruption or not. It's time we all do our part to make Asphyxiation Point safe again.
Contributed by Nora Adara