Officials of Garden City held a meeting to discuss gun violence and possible solutions. In the past year, officials said they’ve had 27 shootings and five deaths.
They want to get this under control.
“To ensure a safe community in which we can live in, to ensure a safe community our children can play in, and a community in which our elders can feel safe in,” said Reverend Monroe.
Officials said they want to go to when they didn’t worry about crime in Garden City and people didn’t feel scared.
“They’re concerned because young kids are losing their lives. They’re scared because bullets are flying,” said Councilwoman Natalyn Morris.
Reverend Monroe presented “Operation Protect” to the council today. This includes a 10 point plan on how to address crime. He gave ideas such as installing more home security cameras, gated communities and having more officers on duty.
Councilwoman Marsha Daniels urged those in the crowd to tell council if they see something. If they don’t want to tell them, call Crime Stoppers.
They said one shooting is one too many and they want to take action immediately.
Chief Ballard of the Garden City Police Dept. said they’re beginning to install cameras throughout the city and they want to grow this quickly so they can put a dent in criminal activity.