NPR Morning Edition: Crime Goes Up In Budget-Strained Harrisburg, Pa.
March 27, 2012
A spate of violent crimes has this city of 50,000 on edge, but overtime to pay police to respond just isn't available. So, a group of residents is proposing a solution: pay out of pocket for their own protection. They want to create a so-called improvement district for the Midtown neighborhood that would pay up to eight police officers for overtime patrols at night.
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