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Worries Linger as Volunteers Patrol Philadelphia

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Worries Linger as Volunteers Patrol Philadelphia

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Worries Linger as Volunteers Patrol Philadelphia

Worries Linger as Volunteers Patrol Philadelphia

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Hundreds of volunteer peacekeepers began patrolling some of the toughest streets in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. During the next few weeks, organizers hope to deploy thousands of men to report and deter crime.

But questions remain about how the unarmed volunteers will interact with neighbors and police, and whether the peacekeepers will be safe in a city with one of the highest murder rates in the country.