필라델피아 시장은 범죄 물결에 대처하기 위해 주방위군을 데려오라는 요청을 거부했습니다.: 'Not respectful'

스탠리 크로포드, 누구의 아들이 살해당했는지 2018, 말했다 Philadelphia Inquirer that the National Guard should be called in to Philadelphia to stem the surging crime.

“가져와 전략적으로 사용. They have the data and the statistics to know where the violence is occurring. Put the National Guard there,” 크로포드, who cofounded the Families of Unsolved Murder Victims Project and the Black Male Community Council, told the local newspaper this week. “It doesn’t have to be for a long period of time. Just until you stabilize the murders and 총격.”

Mayor Jim Kenney flatly rejected the idea of bringing the National Guard into Philadelphia on Wednesday, saying that he doesn’t think it would be aneffective tool to bring in uniformed, camouflaged, gun- rifle-carrying people in helmets to address this problem.

PHILADELPHIA POLICE KEEP GETTING SHOT AT WHILE RESPONDING TO SHOOTINGS

We used the National Guard in the civil unrest period to secure areas that needed to be secured from looting and burning, and it freed up the police to do other things,” Mayor Kenney said Wednesday during a 기자 회견 on the city’s gun violence response.

But to send in the National Guard and a troop carrier into a neighborhood in Philadelphia, to me, is not respectful to that neighborhood, 최고. Number two, they are not capable or trained to do urban policing, or do policing of any kind.

A 16-year-old died after being shot 13 times at this scene in Philadelphia in June.

A 16-year-old died after being shot 13 times at this scene in Philadelphia in June. (여우 29 필라델피아 )

Through eight months of 2021, Philadelphia has seen 2,525 shooting incidents that have left 1,449 부상당한 사람들. 340 people have been murdered in the city, which is more than were killed in the entirety of 2017, 언제 315 사람들 살해 당했다.

Philadelphia Controller Rebecca Rhynhart said in an analysis released Thursday that the city has allocated $ 155 million for anti-violence initiatives in the budget, 약 $ 33 million of which will address gun violence.

Other activists echoed Crawford’s call for more immediate action to stem the violence.

I’m glad he said it, even if people don’t want to hear it,” Jamal Johnson, who went on a nearly month-long hunger strike this year to protest gun violence, told the Philadelphia Inquirer of Crawford’s call to bring in the National Guard. “It’s an action. Something is being done, as opposed to a bunch of talk, and we do need action. And when people say, ‘You want to bring in the man,’ I have one question for them: Are you ready for somebody in your family to die?”

The Associated Press contribued to this report.

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