Police need public's help to solve violent crimes

It's easy to pick on cops these days.

Seems like every time you turn on the news, they are airing another viral video of involving an officer in some kind of violent encounter with a member of the community.

Those stories get the headlines.

What doesn't is the sound of silence.

Yet it remains deafening, especially in the wake of a violent crime.

Saturday night at a party in Upper Darby, a 17-year-old kid was shot to death after some kind of altercation.

Police believe there were very likely 30 to 40 people at the party, most of whom likely know what went down and led up to a young life being lost.

But no one is talking to them.

That's not right.

If we're going to splash police all over the news when they are doing something wrong, we have to do the same when they public turns their back on them in their attempts to fight violent crime.

We take care of that on today's editorial page.