Guardian Angels Coming To Keep Peace In Albany
The city of Albany is in turmoil right now. Multiple deaths from gun violence in recent weeks has the city on edge, police on the defensive, and it's residents angry, upset, and scared. While nobody claims to have the answer on how to solve Albany's problems, one group of 'role models in the community who lead by example' are trekking from NYC to the Capital Region to help.
The founder of the New York City-based Guardian Angels says he'll head upstate with members of his neighborhood patrol group to help Albany residents deal with high emotions after a recent slew of gun violence. According to CBS6 News, Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels, says several Albany residents emailed the group seeking its assistance after 13 people were shot in the city over a six-day period last week.
According to the report, the Guardian Angles will patrol Arbor Hill and the city's South End neighborhood from 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to dawn Wednesday while recruiting for an Albany chapter.