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Police Presence Definitely Up

Travelling around the city tonight and yesterday night, I've been amazed at the police presence on our streets.

From being used to seeing police only where there's trouble to now seeing them stationed all over town is a bit alarming at first, but at the same time, comforting (i suppose). Comfort, not in feeling any more safe (have always felt safe in the city), but in knowing that the dept is following through with their promises to get out there on the streets and in communities. If if helps the innocent feel safe and the dangerous feel threatened, then by all means this is a fine time for it... even if it's, perhaps, a bit overboard.

All in all, within an hour I caught sight of at least 30 squad cars out there tonight. This photo taken at Keele Street where some kind of situation (probably robbery) appeared to have brought in at least 10-15 cars alone. Earlier this year, the same situation would have reeled in about 3.


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