A recent mass shooting has sparked an urban core conversation that offers a few contradictions.
For those who haven't seen it already, here's a report from a growing faction of leaders who want a greater police presence:
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"Henry Service, an attorney who owns the historic Lincoln Building, said the 18th and Vine area has urged the city to provide support for added lighting, fixing blighted buildings and setting up barricades for secured areas similar to Westport or Power and Light . . . He believes the barricades and other improvements, coupled with off-duty police officers, could prevent that."
And so . . .
Obviously, more police, even off-duty police in this embattled district might contradict activist push back against law enforcement.
However, what's important about this discussion is that East side leaders are talking about solutions involving police and that might be a sign of progress beyond culture war talking points.
Developing . . .