Every time I ask Mayor Linder that question, he is quick to respond that it is. But I'm hearing from city residents who are tired of being held captive in their homes by what is becoming all too routine - random gunfire. They fear for their safety, and that of their children.
More than 250 people packed a City Council meeting last week to demonstrate their concerns. Just a few hours later, at 11 a.m. Thursday, another man was gunned down. Still another man was shot a few hours later.
Today a group will meet at City Hall and talk about what can be done to stop the violence.
I also am planning to have some city officials on our 'Live From the Newsroom' show Wednesday night to talk about the situation.
It's a city on the brink. I hope to put this newspaper at the forefront of those seeking an answer.