Last night marked National Night Out in Savannah, and all over the U.S. (read a little about it here). The idea is a community-police awareness-raising event, held the first Tuesday of August. Night Out is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as crime prevention, drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch, and other anti-crime efforts.
I attended the event in my area of Savannah’s historic district. As a people, a nation, and a community, we MUST get crime under control somehow. And perhaps these kinds of awareness programs are a step in the right direction.
(I sorta sneaked into the pic above. Atlanta baseball cap.)
Here I am with McGruff the Crime Dog:
With fellow Washington Ward leader and buddy Amy Brock:
With District 1’s (my district in the historic district) Alderman Van Johnson:
With good friend (and incredible socialite, recently returned from Paris, note the sassy scarf) Jamie Smith:
With one of Savannah’s Finest:
Crime/violence has no place in our lives. Let’s work together to get rid of it in our communities, our cities, our movies, our music, our lives.