new crime plan sets an ambitious goal of reducing homicides by 25 percent -- or 100 murders -- this year.

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Ramsey's Crime Plan

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey's new crime plan sets an ambitious goal of reducing homicides by 25 percent -- or 100 murders -- this year.

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Ramsey's Crime Plan

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Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey's new crime plan sets an ambitious goal of reducing homicides by 25 percent -- or 100 murders -- this year.

Ramsey announced the plan today. He said he will put 200 more officers on the street -- through a mix of new hires and redployment -- all in nine high crime districts. He pledged to increase the number of surveillance cameras from 26 to 250. He also plans to use tactics like "stop and frisk" citywide.

Ramsey called the plan "fundamental."

"This isn't Batman and Robin coming out of a cave somewhere," he said.

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