‘Save Our Streets’ initiative kicks off in Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — An initiative to combat crime in Brownsville kicked off Tuesday night.

Brownsville SOS“Save Our Streets” focuses on how to tackle both gang and domestic violence. City officials said the meeting was the first in a series.

Brownsville Mayor Bill Rawls said this is a first step toward making the city stronger.

The mayor’s assistant, Almeta Ellis, added, “What we’re trying to do is inform the community, let them be more aware of what’s going on with our young people.”  She added their goal is crime prevention.

Dozens of residents and law enforcement officers gathered for the meeting inside the Haywood High School Library.

“So learning to affect cultural and societal ideas — how violence affects people and understand that it’s not OK and we’re not going to accept the violence anymore,” Save Our Streets Coalition members Lisa Baskette said.

Attendees were encouraged to be aware of what’s going on in their neighborhoods and report anything suspicious.

 

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