I used to live right next to the convenient store on 12th & chestnut. I have seen some afternoon brawls on the street after school many times. Sometimes cops are there, sometimes they are not. This incident is nothing new, nor will it ever been new. I support what the mother did because the police did not protect McKoy's daughter. I understand cops cant be everywhere, but when I lived on chestnut, cops just sat in the car with their thumb up their woo woo. Does WPD do fitness test on their officers, walk a beat, talk to citizens? This incident exemplifies the relationship between the WPD and the African American community in Wilmington. Ms. McKoy told her daughter, that "the police cannot protect you". This statement alone speaks volumes about the huge disconnect in the Wilmington community. This "distrust" between the African American community and the WPD is not isolated to just this one ethnic minority in Wilmington.
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