NY Daily News reports that the NYPD is blowing the whistle on crimes against the elderly. The department handed out reflective bracelets that come with high pitch alarms to seniors Tuesday as it launches a new initiative to protect the elderly from an uptick in assaults.
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Seniors were asked to keep the blue plastic alarms with them and use them only when necessary.
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“We love our seniors and we respect our seniors and we need to do what we can,” NYPD Community Affairs Chief Joanne Jaffe said as she helped hand the items out while seniors ate lunch. “We want to empower them.”