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‘Guardian Angels’ Volunteer To Protect Kensington In The Wake Of Murders

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The search for a murderer in Kensington continues around the clock. A group of Guardian Angels will be on the streets beginning tomorrow to hopefully help answer the prayers of fearful residents.

The Guardian Angels have been around for more than 30 years, and their founder Curtis Sliwa says they were created for situations like this.

“A lot of women out there are in need of escorts. The police have neither the time nor the personnel to do that, but we certainly do. And that’s where we think we can make our best contribution.”

Sliwa says there’s no greater feeling than walking someone safely from point A to point B.

“We dare to care. We’ll risk life and limb for people we don’t even know.”

Sliwa also hopes the Angels’ presence will help loosen tongues.

“Maybe the ability to act as a third party — get the information, channel it to the investigators, detectives and police — might end up bagging and tagging the Kensington Strangler.”

Reported By: Mike Dougherty, KYW Newsradio; Molly Daly, KYW Newsradio

  • liz

    i hope they will find this kensington strangler soon,

  • Sally

    I think what the Guardian Angels are doing is great. I do believe that some should be posted at the intersection of Kennsington and Huntingdon Street. The rapist is also known to be targeting people in that area. I would feel a little safer walking my daughter to school every morning at Kennsington and Lehigh knowing that someone was there if I needed to yell for help. The streets are very lonely in the morning, and it’s getting really scary out there. They need to catch this guy quickly. Hopefully someone can do it soon.

  • yomama

    women who are down there to prostitute themselves or sell drugs are not gonna want the GA’s help. they are there for a reason and that is the women he is going after. what is someone from northern PA doing wandering the dark streets of kensington?

  • SteveO

    I’ve always thought that the average woman in Kensington could whip the tar out of a Guardian Angel. You mean there are actual ladies in Kensington?


    RTC is better then Gardian Angels. What happens when this clown commits another strangulation/rape while the GAs’ are on watch? The GAs’ can’t be everywhere 24/7. People might get a false sense of being safe/protected.
    Hope the GAs’ will have an impact in the Kensington area.

  • Carol

    The Guardian Angels do a great public service and should be very proud of themselves…And I really hope that it will make the women who live in the area that this sick person is working feel and be a little more safe

  • alexis machine

    so this is america? mother of pearl whats gonna happen next .there are so many perps now and they are more and more victums every day.
    wheres my nearest gun shop?

    • John

      you shouldve been prepared for that already..baaaahhh baaaaah you philly residents are cattle.

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