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Police hunt

Police patrols began in New Orleans and Chapman Lane yesterday and Commissioner Darwin Dottin says they will continue as long as necessary “to break the current spiral of violence”. (Picture by Shaka Mayers.)

By DAWNE PARRIS | Sat, November 10, 2012 - 12:10 AM

POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED “businessmen” who prey on disadvantaged youths in New Orleans and Chapman Lane as the ones driving the recent spate of shootings in those inner-city communities - and they’re going after them.

In the meantime, those alleged to be directly responsible for the shootings are already being taken into custody, with three arrested and three others assisting  in investigations.

Residents are also being assured they will  be able to “walk the streets without fear” as increased police patrols operate and a police outpost is established.

Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin told the SATURDAY SUN that lawmen were on a mission to root out criminality in the two districts and part of the strategy would be going after the people  who facilitate the illegal activity.

Please read the full story in today’s SATURDAY SUN, or in the eNATION edition.

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