Lynn has a reputation as a high-crime city. We know that reputation is often tied to racist ideas about people with lower incomes, but we also know that we are not all safe. Violent crime continues to plague our neighborhoods. As a city of immigrants, many of us fear being arrested by ICE for simply showing up to work, to school, or to the hospital. A recent increase in graffiti targeting our Immigrant, Black, and Jewish neighbors has left many feeling vulnerable. We support community efforts to deter crime, and we also support misguided or desperate people. We will resist policies at any level of government that target any part of our diverse community. New Lynn Coalition will continue to fight white supremacy in all our work.