Commissioner Ramsey on the scale of the gun crisis in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey was quoted in Wednesday’s Philadelphia Inquirer:

“I’ve had 200 homicides so far this year. If I had 12 in a month, I would not consider that a very bad month. I understand the attention, and my hearts go out to the victims’ families and to all the victims of gun violence,” Ramsey said. “But it happens here every day. If the tragedies we’ve had on our streets of our cities don’t get people motivated – which have far surpassed the losses in Afghanistan or Iraq – then I don’t know what will.”

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