Nutter lays out anti-crime goals

Nutter lays out anti-crime goals

Jan. 3, 2012 – Many community leaders and high level city officials would admit that if Philadelphia is going to move forward, it is going to have to deal effectively with crime and violence in the African-American community — and do it without ostracizing the people in those neighborhoods. Ideas will vary as to how to accomplish that, but there are several peripheral issues that consistently keep the numbers of homicide victims up: rampant joblessness, the proliferation of illegal guns and poor education. Layered into those issues are illiteracy, truancy, prison recidivism and ever-shifting moral values.

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