Making Mount Vernon safer key to revitalization, councilman says
Yellow crime scene tape cordoned off Beekman Avenue on Dec. 4 as Mount Vernon police descended upon the basement apartment of Lucius Crawford where 41-year-old Tanya Simmons was found stabbed to death.
An African-American man in blue sweats casually walked around the tape and approached police.
There were a couple of, "Hey, buddy, where do you think you're going?" comments from the assembled...