Monday, August 28, 2023

Homicide Is The Number One Public Health Issue: My Philadelphia Weekly Crime Beat Column With Former Police Chief Mike Chitwood

South Philly looked like Dodge City of old on the evening of August 24th when two armed gangs of men fired more than 60 shots at each other at 7th and Daly Streets.


One 38-year-old man was killed in the shootout, and several others were injured from the hail of bullets. Thankfully, more people were not killed or injured, as gangbangers are notoriously bad shots, turning their pistols sideways like they do in the movies.  


Back in 2021, I discussed homicide and shootings with former Upper Darby Police Superintendent Mike Chitwood, who grew up in South Philadelphia. He told me that homicide was the number one public health issue.


You can read my Philadelphia Weekly Crime Beat column with Mike Chitwood below:


You can also read my Counterterrorism magazine Q&A with Mike Chitwood via the below link:

Paul Davis On Crime: My Q&A With Former Police Chief Mike Chitwood

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