Hamilton mayor: Gun violence has to stop

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“Gun violence has affected innocent bystanders and their families. Police officers, who serve and protect all citizens and the rights of those citizens, and other first responders rush into senseless violent scenarios,” Moeller said. “Their families are obviously affected. We have seen too many tears and too many funerals resulting from gun violence.”

He also addressed the need for people to get more involved in finding ways to curb the violence.

“The gun violence has to stop. We all have to stop it,” he said. “The Hamilton Police Department is professionally doing its job. Our citizens can assist in many ways, including helping our young people stay on the right track, helping solve crimes by assisting the police even anonymously through programs such as Crime Stoppers, and generally supporting our public safety personnel.”

Moeller also said the city and law enforcement will be taking a look at all of the complaints made by citizens against Doubles, 1555 Main St.

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“The city will be reviewing police and fire department calls for service, the nature of those calls, and citizen complaints regarding this bar,” he said. “This violence and those people behind it will not be tolerated in our city.”

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