Tampa Tries to Decline Black on Black Crime Rate
Tampa calls town hall meeting to discuss black-on-black crime rate rising.
Black-on-black crime is something Tampa will not stand for as its people try to trickle the rising numbers.
Verna Jordan and her husband organized a town hall meeting in Tampa to try to eradicate black-on-black crime. Community leaders, elected officials, and concerned citizens all gathered in good reason and concern of this epidemic and how to stop it.
This year alone, Tampa has already seen 15 murders, and eight of those have been black-on-black.
One of the most recent tragedies, a shooting, took place in July, where a career criminal shot and killed the store manager of Family Dollar Store. The manager and victim, Horsley Shorter Jr., was an Army veteran.
The community hopes to raise awareness and teach young teens of ages 13-15 that a life of crime is not the route to take. Even at these young ages, the emphasis may be too late. They wish to turn tables by showing kids they are important in other ways.
Do you think there are better ways to prevent the furthering of black-on-black crime in Tampa?