Why have I chosen to entitle this blog as I have?

YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!  

And since most of the homicides this year have taken place within the African-American community with almost ALL of them being UNSOLVED, it reflects upon the African-American communities LACK OF CONCERN for its surroundings!

YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!  

Aside from the general up keep of your neighborhood ('Your Neighborhood' would be defined as the area in which YOU live), you also have a responsibility to protect your neighborhood against violence, drugs, loitering, etc.

YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!  

Well, what am I supposed to do you ask? Your job is EASY – you use your eyes and mouth! "See something; say something!" No matter how small you think what you are seeing is, if it's out of the ordinary or some activity or person in your neighborhood doesn't 'fit', or if it is something you are not used to seeing or do not WANT to see when you look out of your window, then call the police!

YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!  

Put away this 'No Snitch' stupidity. That mentality is helping murders take place. You are actually an accomplice if you are not saying something and protecting your neighborhood! My opinion.

YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!  

I don't care if you have to get everyone on your street together and appoint people to be watch-outs, taking shifts to PROTECT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING!  DO SOMETHING. Whatever it takes to protect your neighborhood. That PROTECTION does NOT involve you doing much of anything outside of opening up your eyes and watching very closely!

YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!  

As you're reading this there is someone plotting another MURDER possibly on the very sidewalk you walk on DAILY! If you reside in the area of SOUTH DIVISION STREET, here's what you've ALLOWED TO HAPPEN TO AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO IS AT THIS VERY MOMENT IN WOMEN'S & CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE! My opinion.

YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!  

Here's what results from YOUR APATHY!

YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!  

Will you allow another life to be taken in your neighborhood?! You can do something! Speak up. Organize a neighborhood watch group. Create some unity withing Your Neighborhood. Get to know your neighbors. Band together and protect your surroundings.

There is a RALLY on Saturday you may want to attend to show your support in stopping the killing and violence and putting the guns down and stepping up and protecting your neighborhood!

YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!  

I spoke with the Organizer of: PROJECT CEASE-FIRE ...Tricia DeValentino