The Town of Tryon once had a great idea. They wanted neighborhood captains to go around collecting medical information from residents. It was a brave, new plan guaranteed to make people more secure; but the unruly little masses didn’t necessarily want the captains to know about their most intimate physical and psychological weaknesses. Silly them-all saw potential for gossip and manipulation. Consequently,

The idea never took off with only one community gathering information from neighbors to turn over to police previously.

Now that a crisis has Americans pulling together to grieve, the town council has directed the town manager to re-implement the program.