Walking alone on 16th Street one night. A guardian angel came up to me saying that being a female I shouldn’t walk alone. He was the scariest thing on the street (“Angels Without Wings,” 10/2).

Compared to other parts of the city, 16th Street, 18th Street, and Connecticut Avenue are safe. They might as well patrol Georgetown or Friendship Heights. If you patrol an area where nothing is going to happen, nothing will happen, so every night will be a good night. There are many more areas with much more crime. If the Angels were serious about fighting crime they would concentrate on these areas.

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