Neighbors take action to end crime in Raleigh - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Neighbors take action to end crime in Raleigh

SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) - Some people in Raleigh say they're fed up with all of the crime in the area and now they're taking action to bring about change.

The Raleigh-North Memphis Crime Task Force will host its first-ever town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday. The meeting is being held at the Breath of Life Christian Center located at 3795 Frayser-Raleigh Road.

The purpose of the meeting is to gather input from community members and recommendations on how to combat crime in the area. The information gathered at the event will help the task force come up with a strategic plan to address what some call an ongoing problem in the area. 

State representative Antonio Parkinson is helping to organize the meeting.
Some of the people invited to attend the meeting include: Congressman Steve Cohen, U.S. Attorney General Ed Stanton, District Attorney General Amy Weirich, Mayor A C Wharton, Mayor Mark Luttrell, Morrison Councilman Berlin Boyd, County Commissioner Willie Brooks, SCS Board Commissioner Stephanie Love, Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong, and several state legislators and clergy members.

WMC Action News 5's Jerry Askin is speaking with  people in Raleigh and North Memphis today and will have a preview of tonight's meeting at 6 p.m.

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