I complained to the Rocky Mount police department a dozen times about hooligan neighbors playing loud music at all hours, and nothing ever changed until I began to take matters into my own hands.

These are the kind of folks who can be heard hollering outside at 1, 2, 3 and 4 o’clock in the morning yelling about F this and F that and mother-F-ing whatever, and they drive like maniacs in loud vehicles that may as well have no mufflers.

More recently, I’ve complained about the loud vehicles regularly racing up and down South Church Street at all hours, and nothing has changed. The officer even came to my home, and I explained the situation, but nothing has changed.

Rocky Mount sucks because the police here suck, and they need to be defunded if they won’t do anything to make this community worth living in. I don’t need to hear people racing down the road, turning around and racing the other way all around the clock, my 71-year-old father doesn’t need to hear it when he’s trying to sleep and my elderly neighbors probably don’t want to hear it either, but we have anarchy down here.

The lowlifes keep doing it because they know there will be no consequences because the police here are useless.

Ron Spain

Rocky Mount