Selma Residents Voice Concerns About Juvenile Crime


By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom--  Residents in one Selma neighborhood are speaking out about juvenile crime in their community -- and they want city officials to do something about it.

Ward 6 residents voiced their concerns to city leaders at a street meeting at the corner of Cole and Etheridge.

"They're just knocking holes in your windows. They're kicking in doors around here. They are breaking up car windows and stuff and they think it's a fun game but its expensive to these homeowners and the owners of these properties," said Ward 6 resident Edward Shaw.

Residents say they want more police patrols in the neighborhood. They also say they want a faster response from police when they call.

"Our police department will saturate this area and any other area necessary to get law and order in these streets because its not fair and not right and we just can't have it," said Selma Mayor George Evans.

Residents have also started working to organize a neighborhood watch program.

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