Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Fear of police feeds crime wave against Hispanic community

WKRN reports that 40 Hispanics have been the victims of robbery in the past six weeks, with unreported cases likely making the total higher.

"'You always take the least path of resistance,' said [Greg] Rodriguez, [Hispanic community liason for the Department of Safety.] 'Some of these folks, let's face it, are not going to report the crime. Some may be carrying large amount of cash on them, so its easy pickings. They may be hesitant to call the police and if they do they're afraid of working with the police or going to court. I think there's truth to that.'"

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