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Second District police officers and New Orleans residents march down Annunciation St. near Louisiana Ave. during the Uptown Anti-Crime Walk Tuesday evening. Members of the Original Prince of Wales Social Aid and Pleasure Club came out for the march. "The police aren't as bad as their reputation. They are just doing their job like everyone else. There job is just more dangerous then most jobs," said Bruce Goodrich, of the Original Prince of Wales (pictured on far left). Goodrich, who has lived in the neighborhood for 47 years, felt the Uptown Anti-Crime Walk was similar to the Original Prince of Wales peace walk. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Annunciation St. resident Trish Cullen and her dog Betty watch as the Uptown Anti-Crime Walk passes Tuesday evening. Cullen decided to join the march. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

NOPD Second District Sgt. Marc Amos (left) and Lt. Mike Montalbano lead a group of Uptown residents along Annunciation St. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Sgt. Precious Banks hands resident Leroy Mitchell Crimestopper stickers before the Anti-Crime Walk Tuesday evening. Mitchell wanted to hand out the bumper stickers to neighbors that couldn't attend the march. "I just want to make sure the neighborhood is safe," said Mitchell. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Second District police officers and New Orleans residents march down Annunciation St. during the Uptown Anti-Crime Walk Tuesday evening. "We in the Milan area are attempting to plan a crime walk, so I wanted to go to one in another neighborhood," said Veronica Sharkey, Milan resident. "I think they are good for visibility and seeing neighbors and police interact in a positive manner," said Sharkey about anti-crime marches. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Residents pass the Zion Travelers 2nd Baptist Church during the march. "I think it's a great idea to have police walking amongst the regular folks in the neighborhood," said Debby Pigman, Faubourg-Delachaise Neighborhood Association President. "We get to know the police and they get to know us. Potential criminals see the walk and know we are working together," said resident Nat Fleck. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

  • LInda Searcy

    Thanks. The crime walk is a great way to help prevent crime as well as getting to know your neighbors.I plan to attend the next one keep me informed.