It is a fact that there are elderly Black people in New York City, Chicago, Baltimore, Cleveland, etc. who are literally too afraid to leave their apartments to get the mail unless there's a police officer present.
And yes, escorting people to their mailboxes is a MAJOR service performed by the police. Which, like you, I did not know. But the article I read laid it out. Don't believe me? Find the article and see for yourself. I'd link to it, but I forgot the title. But I'm sure you'll be able to find it.
If not? Then just take my word for it. I am not a liar. BTW, notice that the media and political class don't seem all that interested in these folks? Easy to see why. Better old Blacks are victimized by the violent young bucks than old Whites like myself.
Fact is, I hold these elderly Black nimrods (at least) partially responsible, given the fact that a high percentage of them probably vote Democrat. If they'd wise up and vote for Gary Johnson... then things would change. In that they'd die, because Gary would eliminate their freebies. But then the remaining Blacks would get the message that they need to WORK instead of mooch.