CLEVELAND -- Monday night brought another scorecard of gun violence in Cleveland. Four men were wounded in four separate incidents. Police shot and wounded a suspect they say pointed a weapon toward them. Three of the incidents were near MetroHealth Medical Center.
Of the police-involved shooting spokesman Sgt. Ali Pillow said, "We've got one suspect shot. Two males under arrest and we've recovered two weapons so far."
Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed is proposing an extreme measure to try to get some of the illegal weapons off Cleveland streets.
He is urging Cleveland Police to adopt the stop-question-and-frisk approach used by New York City Police under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Police were permitted to stop suspects based on suspicions about their behavior and appearances.
A Federal Court later banned the tactic, saying it was applied in a discriminatory fashion against minorities.
Reed said the city's present police tactics are not working in the face of gun violence.
"We' need to get in their face. Let them know if you are carrying a gun we are going to get it. You commit a crime you are going to jail. We are going to do all these aggressive things to put in their mind this is not the Wild Wild West."
In the shadow of one of Monday night's gun incident, Reed's idea drew supporters and critics.
Cleveland businessman Bachir Nohra said, "That would be a good idea. You'd probably get a lot of guns off the streets that way because I think a lot of people are walking around with guns on them."
A man who went by the name of "Ty" thinks Reed's idea opens the door to possible police abuse.
"That's like violating somebody's rights, pulling people out of cars and stopping them for no reason . That's unnecessary," he said.
Reed's idea is now just a suggestion, not a formal proposal. He believes the policy can be done in a non-discriminatory manner with needed documentation.
We asked the Mayor's Office, Cleveland Police and the Cleveland Police Patrolmens' Union for their thoughts about Reed's ideas.
They all have yet to respond.
There are seven more homicides in the city than this time last year. But gun crimes like armed robbery and felonious assault with a gun are both down.
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