"Tired of all the shootings and killings in our community?" asks a flier distributed by members of the AdHoc Group Against Crime. The organization is calling for volunteers "who are not afraid to walk neighborhoods, knock on doors and enter the homes of residents to discuss crime, shootings and unsolved homicides in a non-threatening manner."
Not surprisingly, the safety of said volunteers isn't guaranteed.
rates and drive-by shootings in our neighborhoods," the flier reads. "Today
our youth are losing their lives to gunfire at alarming rates and our
local police can't keep up with the demand to get murderers off our
streets!" The group hopes to encourage people to get to know their neighbors and foster information-sharing between residents, particularly about those who are "known to possess and use illegal firearms."
Sound fun? Interested parties are asked to attend the organization's first Street
Justice Team meeting in the sanctuary of the Metropolitan Missionary
Baptist Church (2310 East Linwood Boulevard) on Saturday from 2
to 3:30 p.m.