Wrong approach to crime in Pittsfield

To the editor:

Mayor Tyer, with her plan to fight crime in the city of Pittsfield ("City Council OK's police, fire budgets" June 22), is proving she is not qualified to run the city.

Mayor Tyer, more police officers is not the answer to reducing crime. The answer to reducing crime is education, and as mayor, it is your duty to ensure all of our children get the education they need and deserve.

With your plan, you are failing them. Unfortunately, Pittsfield will always have a crime problem as long as you, the City Council, and the police chief don't understand this.

We the citizens of Pittsfield deserve better than your solution to this problem, and these incompetents must be removed from office as soon as possible.

Joseph DiNicola, Pittsfield