Mayoral candidate Bill Walczak says we need Ed Davis to stay on - but ask him to develop a real-time alerting system to let residents know about crimes as they are happening in their neighborhoods. In a statement, he says:
Violent crime is a complex issue that requires a comprehensive, coordinated response and a close working relationship between community residents and the police. Throughout his tenure, Commissioner Davis has worked very effectively with community residents, other City agencies and other law enforcement organizations to address violence on several fronts. And his steady hand and reassuring presence in the wake of the Marathon bombing helped Bostonians maintain a strong sense of community during a time of great tragedy. The homicides that took place this past weekend are a reminder that that Boston continues to need a steady, experienced hand
He adds that one of his first orders as mayor would be to have BPD work with "the Urban Mechanics Office to create an e-alert system that uses GPS to notify residents in real time about crimes in their neighborhood."