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YOUR TURN: One Week After Fatal Shooting, Do You Feel Safe in Back Bay?

Officers shot and killed a suspect near Back Bay Station last week. Does the incident make you feel less safe in the area?

Many Back Bay residents were shocked last week to hear of a on Darmouth Street near Back Bay Station. 

Jon Sennett was bartending at Clerys on Tuesday night when he heard roaring sirens and saw flashing lights outside the bar.

“I’ve never seen so many police cars in this area,” he said.

The incident occured just when the Boston Police Department announced by 13 percent compared to last year. 

Do you feel safe overall in Back Bay, and do you believe this was an isolated incident? Or do you think there's cause for concern in the neighborhood?

Tori Blackhart August 28, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Hi Sara, thank you for this post. Safety in Boston and in others like Chicago continues to be a concern. Everyone has the right to be safe where they live and work. My prayer for Back Bay is for all to move from kindness and not hate - trust and not fear. The Christian Science Reading Room, where I work @ 194 Mass Ave in Back Bay is open for all to find a quiet place for prayer and reflection. Although this talk is about violence in Mexico, I think it applies: En Español: http://sentinel.christianscience.com/shared/view/4l7ziocdyw English: http://sentinel.christianscience.com/shared/view/nfm201cxw
Sara Jacobi August 29, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Thanks for sharing, Ellen.

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