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East Harlem Residents Rally for Security in Public Housing

Friday, July 03, 2009

At a rally today in East Harlem, tenants and community leaders called for enhanced security at public housing developments, after a gunman opened fire last month, shooting an 11-year-old boy and 77-year-old man at the East River housing complex. Diana Rodriguez has lived in the complex for 21 years. She says she's noticed an uptick in crime.

RODRIGUEZ: Now we're getting break ins. We had a shoot out 2:20 in the afternoon. We're definitely feeling the impact. And it's sad, we're working people.

Local leaders say they'd like to see 24-hour foot patrol at the complex, and the installation of security cameras. Police say overall crime in the neighborhood is actually down 23 percent since the beginning of the year. So far, there've been no arrests related to the June shooting, which occurred on the basketball court near 105th Street and First Avenue.

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