Policing Mixes With Politics In Philadelphia

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http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/6694810.htm When the Philadelphia Police Department's top brass gathered recently to discuss the Safe Streets program, the session included two officials of Mayor John Street's re-election campaign, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. One of them said his participation was appropriate because the subject was how police commissioner Sylvester Johnson would respond to an Inquirer article reporting that violent crime was up in the city and arrests down. The meeting was criticized both by the mayoral . . .

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