Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross, the Philadelphia Police Department’s second in command, has encountered more than a few hostile crowds in recent weeks. But the 7th Police District Advisory Council was anything but adverse when Ross addressed the Northeast community group on Jan. 15.
Some members of the Frankford Civic Association want the police to have access to more eyes on neighborhood streets. They’ve formed a committee to explore ways to persuade local residents and businesses to register their private surveillance cameras with the police department.
Mark Twain, who had more of his own oneliners than Henny Youngman ever would, famously quoted his friend essayist Charles Dudley Warner, that everybody complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it. On Tuesday, some people gave it a try.