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Neighborhood Group Breathes Easier After “Strangler” Case Arrest

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Members of an organization working to revitalize the city’s Kensington neighborhood say they are relieved by the arrest of a suspect in the so-called “Kensington Strangler” case and vow to continue their work.

Tom Potts is director of the neighborhood advisory committee of the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

“It was of great concern to the community, to the organization as well as the community,” Potts said of the string of rapes and murders.  “We had some community meetings about it.  One of the groups started a walking group to get some eyes on the street,” he told KYW Newsradio on Tuesday.

Potts says the case drew some unwanted attention to the ongoing problems of prostitution and drug-dealing along Kensington Avenue.  He says his organization has been working for years with the Philadelphia Police Deparment to correct those problems and will continue to do so.

Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio 1060.

  • Bill W

    Who makes theses needles ??do the highly educated addicts???
    wrong but they do support themselves by selling them to other users ,, haveing permission by the Health department to do so
    The health Department will create a plague that it cant control,, then spread fear to all the land to run to them for help , Philadelphia was suposed to be a Hoply exsperiment not a science project

  • Bill W

    Phiily we have a problem

  • Bill W

    How many years do you need to deal with this problem of drugs seeing its be going on for the last 40 years there, ask me how i know? there is a curse on the land ,placed there by the witchdoctors ,, that we call doctors who still pratice witchcraft and sorcery and keep people under spells but sad thing is they think they are getting high,sorcery= mixture of potions you mean wine and spirits bring a curse on the land?? what spirits???1,000,000 Needles on the streets of philadelphia per year dont help neither , complimetary of the find tax payers of philly cost of approx 250,000 per year

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