Photo courtesy of Rusty StraitRusty Strait. ■ Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter Friday, April 7, 2017 is a date that will not necessarily live in infamy but will certainly be remembered for Hemet Police Chief David Brown’s press conference at Weston Park when Mayor Linda Krupa shouted out loud and clear so all could hear: “WE ARE DECLARING A WAR ON CRIME!” Oh yes, the networks covered it. Cameras were like banks of flowers adorning the immediate area before the podium. NBC, CBS, Channel 9 and who knows how many other media outlets recorded the great occasion. Phone cameras were snapping like hungry turtles in early spring. Mayor Krupa left no

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