Blog: Take Five, Headlines from Jesse Blanco

1. “Not in My Neighborhood You Don’t!”

Southside residents fit to be tied after a 3rd homicide this summer.

Think people don’t care about protecting their neighborhoods and keeping them safe?  Try telling that to the standing room only crowd at the Armstrong Center that came out to a Town Hall Meeting to voice their concerns after only 2 homicides in the month of July.  The day that meeting was held, a third person was found dead that was also ruled a homicide.  Lets not pretend that the Windsor Forest area is a sleepy suburbia, but murder north of Victory Drive may get you a raised eyebrow.  In an area that is usually quiet and free of these types of problems (especially when the buzz is pointing to drugs), residents will get mad, they will turn out and they will try to make a difference.  The next town hall meeting was moved to a venue with a capacity of 975.

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