MY TURN: Walking the dog - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

MY TURN: Walking the dog

WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

Two years ago, Action News 5 launched our "Taking Back Our Neighborhoods" in response to the outrageous crimes that were giving our area a bad name and making life miserable for people who live here.

One particular crime spurred us into action. It was the murder of Raymond Brady, a well regarded man who was shot while simply out walking his dog. Of course, we thought about Mr. Brady again this week because another gentleman was shot in our own Midtown neighborhood while walking his dog.

Many people are working to fight this frustrating crime problem, but we need all of our leaders to take this seriously. For example, the Tennessee legislature is spending lots of time and energy this session expanding the number of places where people can carry handguns legally.

Wouldn't it be nice if they would expend at least as much effort working to pass the crime laws favored by District Attorney Bill Gibbons and others to get tough on the people who commit gun crimes?

That's my turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email or call 800-465-1210.

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