Residents of Eastchester Houses claim police patrols are too hostile

Many residents in the Eastchester Houses requested an increase of police patrols in the area after several summer shootings. However, now some residents in the community claim the patrols are too hostile. They were able to voice their concerns at a community center meeting Wednesday.

Some residents say the violence at some of the basketball games in the community was getting out of hand. They say over the summer nine people were shot, but luckily no one was killed. However, they felt the security was lax on the basketball court and playground, and they wanted more police patrolling.

Police say they have more patrols in the area. They added they have made numerous arrests and have responded to numerous court summons. But residents are not happy.

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