Participants in National Night Out ' a partnership of neighbors, City officials, and the police department will be gathering at dozens of places around the City tonight to enjoy each others' company ' and to heighten awareness about crime and anti-crime programs.
I'll be at several of them myself, starting with one in Skinker Debaliviere.
At every stop tonight, I'll tell the Night Out neighbors that all their hard work to build close-knit, friendly, vigilant blocks pays off. Neighborhood nuisances are often simply thoughtless acts, which knowing a neighbor's name (or parents) can address. Extra eyes and ears are always useful protections against vandalism ' and worse.
Chief Isom and Circuit Attorney Joyce are both strong proponents of Night Out activities. So, am I. I hope to see you tonight.