So with the down turn in the economy and housing market i know there a lot of vacant houses around. Iwas talking to a friend at a xmas party he just lives about a half a mile from us and he was telling me there's a house next door that has been vacant a couple months and then started being lived in by drug addicts and homeless. Knowing this is next door when I would have kids and them being able to see clearly when we are and are 't home would be greatly unsettling to me. He said he's gone to the city and police and after a while they just stopped responding. The police will come at their will and run them out but they come right back. His mother-n-law lives a coulpe miles away having the same situation and had a neighbor wake up with a man standing at the foot of her bed. Luckily he ran off when she screamed. I'm pretty sureI would end up doing something bad in a situation like that. He also said they live next to a middle school with a walkway in between the two houses where kids use as a pathway and he is constantly finding alcohol bottles and drug pipes,etc in there. The kids hang out there in plain view day and night doing drugs or just hanging out cursing and being kids. I'm only 32 but I'm a bit old fashion (cranky old man) and that would make my blood boil and I can't imagine having to deal with that crap. I'm really not a confrontational person, but in thise cases I would become very intense, especially if the city/police wouldn't do anything. It drives me nuts to see stuff like that and know the city/ police can't or won't do anything until a more serious crime has take. Place. We the law abiding citizen haveto put up with complete trash and dysfunction and can't fight back or clean up until we are threatened and by then it may be too late. Any of you deal with this or had experieces similar?