07/21/2009

Penn. city returns to community police beats

By Allison Steele
Philadelphia Inquirer

Kensington resident Wayne Shakur remembers, vaguely, seeing police walk their beats when he was growing up in Philadelphia, and how his mother waved occasionally to the officer on duty.

"Back in the day, you'd get to know the officer in your neighborhood," said Shakur, 37, sitting on the porch of his E Street home. "That's the way it should be. The way it is now, they don't know me, I don't know them, and I don't trust them.

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