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I love rainbows. And I have nothing against unicorns. But we need to acknowledge that there are some bad people out there who want to take advantage of us.

Being a person who is rather obsessed with law and order and safety, I took part in the Bloomington Police Citizens Academy in 2016. It was fun and educational. Then, a few years ago, I became a Neighborhood Watch block captain. Not only is it a great way to connect with neighbors, it is also a good way to keep on top of concerns, crimes and scams.

We are fortunate in Bloomington to have Katie Zerull as our crime prevention coordinator. Katie has been with the city since 2015 and I got to know her when I was in the Citizens Academy. She has a big job with more than 430 Neighborhood Watch groups.

A recent email from Katie had two concerning items.

Alarm solicitors have been…

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