Friday, February 12, 2016

Will federal funding for 25 new Phila. cops help the city reduce its murder rate?

READER POLL

Will federal funding for 25 new Phila. cops help the city reduce its murder rate?

No, not until Mayor Nutter makes it his top priority again
 
  126 (14.6%)
Yes, if cops are deployed smartly around trouble spots
 
  132 (15.3%)
No, the cause of the recent 23% spike in murders is bigger than just policing policies
 
  526 (60.8%)
Yes, if they focus solely on getting illegal guns off the street
 
  81 (9.4%)
Total votes = 865
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