Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Another Grim Milestone

Flint has recorded its 50th homicide of 2010.

David Harris of
The Flint Journal reports:
The city’s streets have seen the equivalent of about one homicide every five days.

Keith Speer, president of the Flint police officers union, called Flint “a killing field.”

Mayor Dayne Walling and Police Chief Alvern Lock asked Flint residents to become
more involved in helping police fight crime in their neighborhoods during a news conference at police headquarters Wednesday.

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