By Wyatt Earp | November 2, 2007
I apologize for going back to the Cassidy assassination, but I was struck by comments in today’s edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Some residents expressed resentment of the intense police presence in West Oak Lane.
“It’s harassment,” said Ken Smith, 42, who was cruising the neighborhood on a scooter. “No way they can stop everybody. [The killer] is not around here anymore. I think they’re just wasting taxpayer’s money flying around here and breaking into people’s houses.”
Audrey Brooks, 47, a resident of 16th Street, was among those who were struck by the resources devoted to searching for the killer of a police officer, compared with the hunt for a more common homicide.
And this is what we have to put up with every single day.