As Albany Residents Speak Out, Guardian Angels Back in Town

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The violence in the city was a big topic at Monday night's Albany Common Council meeting, as many residents voiced their frustrations, saying they want answers and leadership. 

In the meantime, the Guardian Angels will be back in town Tuesday night to resume street patrols and recruit new members. 

But they're not all that popular with a lot of people. 

Acting Chief Robert Sears says they're a distraction.

Mayor Kathy Sheehan says the community needs to solve the problem itself.

The Angels will patrol the South End, and are hoping to line up meetings with Sheehan and the police department next week. 

Pastor Charlie Mueller of Victory Christian Church, meanwhile, is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in the most recent homicide, that of Khalil Barnes this past weekend.

Since the beginning of the month, there've been 14 shootings and three homicides.

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