Time for action against violence in Chester

We used our editorial page today to raise our voices against the rising tide of violence in the city of Chester.


There have been seven homicides in Delaware County so far in 2017. All seven have occurred in Chester.

We'd like to see more people raise their voices.

Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland has not had much to say about the situation since taking office. Ironically, he once advocated bringing the National Guard into the city to try to keep order.

Legal considerations scuttled that idea.

But it might be time to have the state police become a presence in the city, backing up and supplementing city officers.

Something has to be done.

You can read our editorial here.