Axel Rose
The Delaware County Daily Times
June 21, 2010

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The city’s 11th homicide Saturday prompted Mayor Wendell N. Butler Jr., to declare a “state of emergency” and institute a police crackdown on five high-crime areas.

“One loss of life is too many, but these 11 have accumulated since the first of the year,” Butler said at a hastily called press conference at City Hall. “We’ve had approximately four in a row, which has certainly heightened our concern, and this moved me to call for action.”

A severe lockdown began Saturday night and will be in effect for five days between the hours of 9 p.m.-6 a.m. in the following areas:

Everything to the west of Lamokin Street extending to the city’s boundary; all areas bounded by Ninth Street, Morton Avenue and the city’s eastern boundary; everything from Edgmont Avenue to Upland Street between 20th Street and 2701 Madison St.; everything from Crosby Street west to the Upland Borough boundary between 12th Street and 14th Street; and all areas bounded by Penn Street and Parker Street between Third Street and Sixth Street.

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