We Took a Stand to Protect Our Community
- Good Morning:
Last night twenty-five concerned neighbors marched for safety in the
1200 block of 18th Street, NE, alongside Guardian Angel James Pitt and
5D Sergeant Irving and other officers. We raised our voices in unison,
chanting: "What do we want? Safe Streets! When do we want them? Now!"
We took over the block, sending a clear message that we will stand up
for our neighborhoods to demand increased public safety.
We agreed to meet at the corner of 17th and M Streets, NE after
completing our safety walk last week. At approximately 3:30 p.m.
yesterday, a lone gunmen sprayed the entire 1200 block of 18th Street,
NE (18th and M) with bullets, shattering a car window, puncturing
several cars and littering the ground with shell casings. If any among
us were afraid if was never visible. We talked about last week's
historic election and agreed the time is now to make positive changes
in our community. We will keep our streets clean and vigilantly report
all suspicious activity, protecting our neighborhoods and our
interests. I am so proud of my neighbors for standing up for safety.
I encourage all to organize safety patrols in your neighborhood and
protect what your tax dollars pay for. These are our streets and we
must do our part to help the police keep them safe. We will walk next
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., meeting at 19th and Bennett Place, NE. All are
welcome to join us. Remember, safe neighborhoods do not just happen,
they are made. Yes we can. Yes we can. Yes we can!