Jun 282011

The NOPD Second District’s monthly march against crime is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday (June 28) in the Freret neighborhood, and this time, the police are hoping for a little help from some new friends.

Building on an idea from the “Cops, Clergy and Community” meeting earlier this month, the police are seeking not only a strong turnout for the march itself from neighborhoods across Uptown, but they also hope the night of the march can become a catalyst for better neighborhood integration. If you don’t attend the march itself, then the coalition of pastors and officers ask that you spend that same hour, from 6 to 7 p.m., on your own front porch or in your front yard, getting to know your neighbors.

For details, see the following email from Office of Neighborhood Engagement liaison Katrina Badger:

The 2nd District is making a stand against crime and we need YOU to join us.

The Cops, Clergy and Community Walk for Peace and Unity with the 2nd Police District’s Anti-Crime Walk will take place on Tuesday, June 28th at 6:00 on the corner of Valence and Freret. We are coming together from across the entire 2nd district to walk together and talk together, building lasting relationships to continue work together to stop crime in the 2nd district.

This may not be your neighborhood, but it is your district and your city. We want to unite across neighborhoods to support each other.

Please join us for an inter-faith, inter-generational, inter-neighborhood coming together. We are especially asking faith communities and community members to join this effort in partnership with the NOPD.

If you can’t make it to the walk, please come out on your porch, talk to your neighbors between 6:00 and 7:00 Tuesday, June 28th. The 2nd District will be standing up together against crime in our neighborhoods. This is the night to have a lemonade on your porch, grill out for dinner, have your kids play on your block, walk your dog and talk to your neighbors.

Please tell your friends, family and neighbors.

If you would be willing to distribute resources, safety-tips and a crime survey on your block during this event please contact me and I will get it to you.

Please let me know if you will be out on your porch or on your block that night.

If you have resources, please come share information about at this walk;
If you want to learn about resources, please come get connected;
If you are a young person, please come!
If you are part of a faith community, please come to unite with other faith communities on this united front;
If you live in the 2nd District, we need you there;
If you think crime is a problem in New Orleans and you would like to do something about it, please join us!

We hope to see you next Tuesday!


Katrina Badger
Liaison, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement
Email: kebadger@nola.gov

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