People at a safety town hall meeting hosted by several Cleveland City Council members on Thursday evening did not waste time getting to the issues that matter — namely, the city’s rising murder rate.
“I go to my job every day. I don’t think council and police are doing their job,” the first man to speak said.
“We come to you for help, but we don’t get it. So we have to take matters into our own hands,” another at the meeting commented.
As of Thursday, there have been 108 murders in Cleveland in 2015. That is the highest rate since 2009, when there were 120 for the entire year.
Communities hit hardest are looking for solutions to feel safer walking the streets, with residents at the Glenville Rec Center Thursday night asking Police Chief Calvin Williams why violent crime rates are currently so high.
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