We arrived to this scenario yesterday morning. After months of partially smashed windows, we finally had our first office break-in. The intruders made off with a computer. They didn't have much time once they tripped the alarm.
Last year, a colleague at a neighboring agency was shot in the shoulder when she was caught in gang-related crossfire.
As one of my Latina colleagues quipped, "That's life in The Ghetto, people. Get over it."