New Haven, CT Citizens may renew their armed citizen bicycle patrols

WTNH has the story here:

New Haven (WTNH) _ Citizen bike patrols may soon be canvassing the Elm City with more than just bikes. They may take to the streets packing guns again.

Folks living in Edgewood Park area say the sound of summer is back.

"In this neighborhood we've had quite a few of the shootings," one neighborhood resident said.

Now one neighborhood activist is asking for better police protection. "Visible presence means visible presence. Two offices on bicycles from four to midnight," Eli Greer of the Edgewood Park Defense Patrol said.

Greer is best known for organizing controversial armed bike patrols last summer, which were mostly comprised of Orthodox Jews on bikes, some which carried guns while pedaling around the neighborhood.

The so-called Edgewood Park Defense Patrol gave up its guns in November. Now they say that if the city doesn't assign police bike patrols to the neighborhood that their armed patrols will return. . . .



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