Followup: Newark NJ Citizen Patrols

This is a worthy of a repeat blog entry.  Mayor Cory Booker of Newark has organized citizen night patrols to help fight crime.  I just think this is great and a real example of the type of leadership we need in our urban areas.   I don’t know how effective this has been in actually reducing crime as this is new, but this really is the type of thing that needs to be done to engage the citizens in the effort to take back their communities.  Mayor Booker really needs to be applauded for creating some excitement around this effort. 

Although occurring on a smaller scale, there are murders, shootings and drug dealing occurring daily in Allentown, PA and one wonders if someone ought to take a page from Mayor Booker’s book and similarly engage the citizens in the fight to take back their communities. 

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