When the last time you took a ride through the east side of Buffalo? Maybe you never have. Back in the 80's, a buddy of mine purchased a building on Genesee Street near downtown. I used to go down there and visit with him. I would even get my truck washed at some of the hand car washes in the neighborhood.

These days, I make it a point to stay away from that area of town. And if I do go, I am usually carrying one of my pistols on me. With all the cocaine traffic on the east side, it can be a very dangerous place to be. Even innocent bystanders can get hurt or killed just by being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I guess every major city has areas like this, but it would be great if the city could do more to clean it up. Mayor Brown should be making it his priority to try to get the east side back on track.