Charles Yancey, a councilman on Boston’s City Council, warned that Boston was becoming a “police state”:
A city councilor on Sunday warned against turning Boston into a ”police state”, even as law enforcement officials touted the success of a new program that has beefed up police presence on the streets in response to a recent spate of violence.
Fourteen people were arrested Saturday night and Sunday morning as part of Operation Neighborhood Shield, which relies on the help of state police, FBI and other federal agencies for increased patrols across the city. Two guns and 500 rounds of ammunition were also confiscated, police said.
Things seem much simpler to me as I type this from my patio in the face of the rising sun.
Put additional police on the street and arrest the criminals.
Or do nothing and watch the young continue to be killed.
Easy decision? It is in my mind. Apparantly not in his.