Hopes To Put A Stop To Outbreak Of Violence In Long Island Town

HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — More crime fighting plans are in the works for a Long Island town that has been plagued with shootings, stabbings and murders over the past several months.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall Reports

Suffolk Country legislator Jon Cooper says the criminals are like cockroaches in Huntington Station – they come out with the police lights go dark. He has outlined a new three-point plan that he says will help the town stop the violence.

Cooper wants to reopen the police substation in the area, and then add a shot spotter gun shot location system. Finally, he wants to place 20 more surveillance cameras in the area. He noted that cameras helped to catch one criminal.

“The alleged shooter of a 16-year-old girl was identified because of two surveillance cameras,” Cooper said.

The new plan will be funded by money from drug dealers’ seized items.

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