Wednesday, September 19, 2007

North Cambridge MA Community Crime Meeting

On Friday September 14, 2007 Cambridge MA Police Commissioner Robert Haas and his officers met with members of the North Cambridge neighborhood to discuss recent violent crimes.

After shootings, N. Cambridge residents want answers
By Matt Dunning/Cambridge Chronicle Staff
GateHouse News Service
Tue Sep 18, 2007, 01:46 PM EDT
Cambridge -

Residents in North Cambridge said too many of their questions have gone unanswered since an outburst of gun violence in their neighborhood.

Friday night, it was a handful of ranking Cambridge Police officers trying to answer some of those questions.

“This is unbelievable,” Clifton Street resident Doloris Webb said. “I can’t leave my door open at all, even during the day. I have seven grandchildren, I’m afraid to let them walk through Russell Field. I don’t think they’re safe.”

Last Friday, about 40 North Cambridge residents turned out at the Peabody Elementary School for an informational meeting with city police.

“It’s frustrating,” Lt. Jack Sheehan said. “At a meeting like this, it’s very difficult to tell people that crime is down, because people don’t want to hear that. They’re concerned about what’s happening outside their window. If it’s happening in their neighborhood, they don’t care that crime is down.”
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