Ringing in the New Year

The scourge of random violence afflicting the most crowded and poverty stricken neighborhoods of the city continued into the early hours of the New Year.

That the New Year would get off to such a negative beginning is both predictable and depressing – more depressing than predictable.

It signals that we all have work to do to make Lynn a much better place than it is today.

And it just isn’t about policing.

The Police Department does a good job of that.

Two-thousand more police stationed on all the troublesome crime area street corners could stop the random violence that hurts so many innocents and which gives this city such a bad reputation.

A random shooting here. A random stabbing there.

These are the crimes that must be eradicated.

They have no place in civilized society.

But somehow they’ve found a place here.

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