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Frisks down, shootings up

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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

I’m feeling rather disturbed over the fact that shootings are up by 43 percent in just last month alone. In addition to that, fewer guns are coming off the street.

Now more men, women and children are in danger as our police are being handicapped by their inability to use such tactics such as stop and frisk. There are those who say that stop and frisk was a bad idea, but I don’t think so. These numbers don’t lie. Since January there has been an increase of 13.2 percent in shooting victims. The criminal element is not afraid to hit the street with heat, and that’s scary.

Remember this too: It is not only the public whose lives that are in danger but all the police officers who put their lives on the line to protect all of us. They have families too who will grieve over their loss. I say bring back stop and frisk, and do it now!

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Glen Oaks

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