Crime: 363 deaths and counting.
They are putting a new crime unit out to get illegal guns and those who deal them.
|PHILADELPHIA - State and local officials are looking to reduce gun violence by putting special investigative units in high-crime neighborhoods to find illegal firearms and those who deal them.
The first unit of four investigators, including former city homicide detectives and an assistant district attorney, could be in place by next week, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Monday.
"This is an opportunity to see how a new approach to affect crime works," District Attorney Lynne Abraham said. "This is a cause for optimism. I didn't say euphoria; I said optimism."|
This brings up the question why wasn't this done already.