Former Whittier Mayor Victor Lopez, currently an active member and founding father of the political organization Whittier Citizens for Better Government, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times this past May 30. The quote is as follows:
"We have a lot of Latinos coming in with crime, graffiti and gangs. We need fences to keep the balance between low and middle and high incomes."
Mr. Lopez, Head Start, organized sports, more parks with recreational programs, pre- and after-school programs, nutritional meals and things that build self-esteem and eliminate idle time for our youths are needed to help curb crime, gangs and graffiti--not the bigotry of you and your friends.