Peace in the Park



ACCIDENT IN CONNECTION WITH THE JUNE FIRST CRASH NEAR THE ROCK THE SOUTH VENUE. ALEA TROOPERS RECEIVED A TIP FROM A PRIVATE CITIZEN BEFORE MAKING THE ARREST. TALLEY IS IN THE CULLMAN COUNTY JAIL TONIGHT. NO BOND HAS BEEN SET. STAY WITH CBS 42 FOR THE LATEST. NEW TONIGH THE PUSH FOR PEACE IN BIRMINGHAM. POLICE SAY CRIM AND HOMICIDE SPIKE IN THE SUMMER. THAT'S WHY THE CITY IS GETTING AN EARLY START ON THEIR EFFORTS TO CURB CRIME. CBS 42 REPORTER JESSALYN ADAMS JOINS US LIVE TONIGHT. JES TELL US HOW THE CITY IS FIGHTING CRIM BY BRINGING PEACE TO THE PARK. JAC BIRMINGHAM POLICE SAY CRIME RATES CAN GO UP AS MUCH AS 42 PERCENT BETWEEN NOW AND SEPTEMBER. CHIEF PATRICK SMITH SAYS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IS A KEY COMPONENT IN LOWERING THOSE NUMBERS. NAT we dont have to let violence dictate what happens in this city. BIRMINGHAM MAYOR RANDALL WOODFI BIRMINGHAM POLIC FIREFIGHTER AND THE COMMUNIT BONDED OVER ACTIVITIES AT LEGION FIELD. Nats… LIKE DANCING. AND SHOOTING HOOPS. "in that regards for young people to be out here engaging with others playing with firefighters playing with police officers also builds relationships and trust." EVERY PIECE OF THE EVEN IS INTENTIONAL… EVEN ITS NAM "PEACE IN THE PARK". "for me as I think of cultural violence in america it's unfortunate that it's promoted I think we have to be intentional about promoting the opposite of violence which is peace.." "we recognize that we cant fight crime just by enforcement alone. We fight crime by building relationships within the community. And also by working with the community because it take a holistic approach to resolving crime in the city." AND THE COMMUNITY SAYS THEY ENJOY THE TIME SPENT TOGETHER. "i just come out here to have fun you know everybody out here come out here to have fun instead of everything that is going on in the world so im out here." "I think it's a great thing to do for the community you know let the kids come out here and have fun you know people come out here and communicate and get to know each other. I think it's a great thing for the community." AND BIRMINGHAM IS COMMITTED TO AND THIS EVENT IS THE FIRST OF MAN THERE'S EVENTS PLANNED ALL SUMMER LON WHERE BIRMINGHAM IS BRINGING ENFORCEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT TOGETHER FOR A SAFER CITY. LIVE IN BHAM JA CBS 42 LCYCCO NEW TONIGHT AT 10 THE TRAGIC NEWS AS HOMEWOOD POLICE TELL US THE JOGGER WHO WAS HIT BY A CAR LAST WEEKEND NEAR THE BROOKWOOD MALL HAS DIED. ACCORDING TO HOMEWOOD POLICE,

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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