May The Force Be with You

In crime-weary New York City, it's time to call the cops

With each passing day, the grim tally mounted. In Brooklyn an 11-year-old girl was wounded in her family's home by a stray bullet from the street outside. Two days later an 18-year-old Bronx man was stabbed to death by a panhandler who had demanded a dollar. Then a Queens man was shot and seriously wounded as he chased gunmen who had robbed a neighborhood grocery store. A typical week in New York City.

But public outrage about the city's record crime spree seemed to crystallize last week, and officials scrambled to respond with calls for more police. New York's Governor Mario...

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