A Better Mid-South: Mayor Elect Jim Strickland on Crime

A Better Mid-South: Mayor Elect Jim Strickland on Crime

Editorial by Tracey Rogers, Action News 5 general manager:

As Jim Strickland prepares to transition into the mayor's office in Memphis, there is a spotlight on who will lead the Memphis Police Department since crime is a major issue in our community.

He responded by saying it's too early to tell. You know violent crime is more than the police department.

I suppose you could say that is a political response, but I choose to believe Mayor Elect Strickland is looking at the big picture.

Is a new police director the answer to our crime problem or is it tackling the root causes of crime? Email me at abettermidsouth@wmctv.com or post a message on my Facebook page, A Better Mid-South.

Getting tough on crime in Memphis will make this a better Mid-South.

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