Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone

The recent tragic, yet unrelated, shootings of a four-year-old boy and several adults and a two-year-old girl in our city are real reminders that violence is increasing, and must be stopped.

Community leaders, along with the mayor, the district attorneys and the police commissioner, need to convene to attempt to come up with a solution that will stop this spike in gun violence and other crimes.

We need to see more of a police presence on foot, so that they are more visible throughout the city. We should also have more mounted patrols, along with an increased squad car presence.

The citizens of this city are entitled to have decent protection and should not have to be in constant fear about being assaulted, robbed or shot. The police department needs to hire more officers and the budget for such an undertaking should be increased, not decreased.

John Amato

Fresh Meadows

 

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Popular Stories
QNS photo
UPDATE: Bayside street will be renamed after a beloved softball coach
Photos courtesy of MTA
MTA unveiled new designs for subway trains and stations
Photo by Shutterstock
History teacher from Whitestone pleads guilty after he attempted to have sex with a minor
Skip to toolbar