How about we just quote the article's first line because I cannot think of a better way to put it:
"Albuquerque police responded to 160 calls for service to downtown's main public library over the course of a year, according to dispatch data. " - KRQE
Wait, I have a way to say it after reading over it: Albuquerque is a soulless wasteland. I watch the Breaking Bad, I know all about what's going on out in the desert now-a-days.
One hundred and sixty calls responded to in the downtown branch alone? If that is right, well... think about it. There's only 365 days in the year. One out of three days you can plan on having to call the cops, unless there was just four really bad days where they called the police 40 times a day.
Drugs, fights, all types of mischief, apparently. That's something they do not train you to deal with in library school. Theory's all and good, and a special class telling you to speak in a calm voice and put your coat over your head to appear bigger are fine, but shit, nothing beats a crack addict wanting to check out a Harry Potter DVD and only has a knife to run through the scanner to teach you the true meaning of librarianship, am I right?