Monday, October 16, 2006

"Hire More Cops or Hire More Coroners"

From the Northeast Times:


Raj Bhakta stood outside the Philadelphia medical examiner’s office on Friday afternoon to deliver a message to Mayor John Street.

"Hire more cops or hire more coroners," he said.

Bhakta, the Republican candidate in the 13th Congressional District, contends that the city is experiencing a crime epidemic. There have been more than 300 murders already this year.

The candidate believes that hiring more police officers will help lower the rate of murder and other crime. He also favors building more prisons to incarcerate career criminals for life.

In Congress, he would try to secure money for police officers and prisons in the budget of the Department of Homeland Security.

"We have terrorism right here in the city of Philadelphia," he said.

Bhakta blasts Street for what he calls his "callous disregard" to the rise in violent crime.

The Republican also slams Schwartz for not denouncing the mayor. He said the Northeast is stuck with a "do-nothing" mayor and congressional representative.

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