New Task for Philadelphia’s New Mayor: Stop Crime
Posted October 4, 2009on:
All the votes have been cast and Michael Nutter has won by a landslide and will take office on January 7 as Philadelphia’s next mayor. Dealing with the Eagles new addition, Michael Vick, or celebrating the Phillies‘ playoff run are the last two things on the mayor’s mind at the moment. When Nutter takes office he will deal with a crime wave that has left 355 people dead just in the last few months. It was just released that Philadelphia has the highest homicide rate of any major city. This includes cities such as New York and Los Angelus where the population is six times that of Philadelphia. When Nutter was elected he assured the public that “Crime here is an economic problem, it’s an education problem, it’s a public safety problem and it’s something that we’re going to have to aggressively tackle.” Nutter was raised in West Philadelphia by his mother and attended the University of Pennsylvania. Things in Philadelphia are getting bad. People are dying everyday and there are more riots than ever. However, Philadelphians have faith that Nutter is the best solution and hope he can bring an end to the violence.