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Edwin Torres Responds to Anna Clarke

Dear Source:
"Mr. Torres, has it occurred to you to question why "statesiders" even think to ask you about crime in the U.S. Virgin Islands, such a tiny little dot under the U.S. flag? Crimes against tourists are few and far between I and both I and countless others continually try to assuage such fears. You were born here, have family here, live on the mainland and frequently visit. That doesn't make you someone who goes through day-to-day life here!
Crime here – and the handling of criminal acts – is a most pressing issue to those of us going about our daily lives, and this is borne out particularly in this election year when crime issues are at the top of the agenda in the political forum, closely followed by "education" in second place."
Actually Ms. Clarke…I do go through day-to-day life on St. Croix. I was born and raised here, live here, vote here, pay taxes here, have my kids in school here, volunteer with non-profit organizations here, and am involved in law enforcement here. My grandparents worked the cane fields and the cattle ranches on St. Croix, and members of my family have been involved in every aspect of day-to-day life on St. Croix, including government, and the very same crime that I am now actively working against.
However, my job takes me to Florida and other parts of CONUS and the world. So you see Ms. Clarke, I do go through day-to- day life on St. Croix!
Edwin Torres
St. Croix

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