Police Presence Increased at Rec Centers

City bolsters presence after shootings

Recreational centers in Philadelphia haven’t exactly been the “safe havens” Mayor Nutter trumped them up to be while handling the flash mob fiasco a few weeks ago. Since that speech, there have been two shootings at city rec centers that have sent seven people to area hospitals with gun shot wounds. As the city attempts to move past the summer of the flash mobs, police will now be seen doing some extra patrolling around the rec centers—in addition to the already heightened presence in Center City. [CBS 3]