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Father, we pray that You would protect the people of Philadelphia. Same them and their belonging from those who mean them harm. Give the police wisdom as they deal with this surge of crime.
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Philadelphia has seen over 400 carjackings in 2022. This massive surge has police officers confused and worried.

From Fox News. Carjackings in Philadelphia have set a record pace in 2022 with 420 cars stolen so far this year, and one former official is calling for a more organized crackdown.

“We definitely saw an increase after corona,” Joseph Sullivan, a former deputy commissioner from Philadelphia, told Fox News Digital.

The veteran police officer told FOX 29 that the city has already recorded 420 carjackings in 2022. Officials remain puzzled by the possible cause of this surge, but Sullivan argued that the rise resulted from a mixture of more lenient enforcement policies and the end to programs that normally would keep kids off the streets….

Philadelphia was already reeling from a record-breaking 2021 that saw carjackings surge 85% over the previous year. The pandemic may have artificially suppressed some crime figures in 2020, but the city logged 840 carjackings in 2021 compared to an annual average of 230 between 2010 and 2019, according to Axios.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the crime does not remain isolated to a single part of the city, but hits across most areas. U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., was the victim of a carjacking in broad daylight in December last year….

Philadelphia Chief Inspector Frank Vanore speculated that a change in technology may prove a significant factor. The rise of more advanced cars that require key fobs to drive would possibly force thieves to ensure the car is stolen while the fob is in the vehicle….

If the police do not continue to educate the public on the issue, it may lead to private citizens defending themselves. The rise in crime has likewise driven a surge in gun permit applications, at least, in part, for self-defense….

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(Excerpt from Fox News. Photo Credit: Bastian Pudill on Unsplash)

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Darlene Estlow
April 25, 2022

Father, we would add to our prayers for the police and citizens, the prosecutors that won’t press charges. Turn the hearts of the people to you to pray and acknowledge your sovereignty. Turn the hearts of the prosecutors to acknowledge crime as harmful not only to the people, but to the criminal himself and turn the hearts of the criminals to you. We ask for your peace and justice over Philadelphia.

April 25, 2022

The article did not mention what the consequences were should the criminal be caught.. Are they afraid of prosecution and significant jail time ? Or is the risk / reward factor in their favor.
Regardless , we pray God’s mighty hand to be upon the police force of Philly

April 25, 2022

These numbers are shocking! ! Philadelphia – the “City of Brotherly Love!”

I pray protection for innocent Americans in all the Democrat-run cities overwhelmed by crime, like Philadelphia, that no weapons formed against them will prosper, in our Lord Jesus’ Mighty Name.

“God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.” ~ Psalm 46:1


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