violent crime

Strange Seeks Community Help in Curbing Gun Violence

Gun crimes are on the rise in Montgomery. Officials are asking the community to help them curb violent crime. Just last weekend, 11 people were injured in 6 shootings. “the bottom line is we’ve got too many guns, its gun violence, the way they settle conflicts today, it’s through guns.” At his weekly briefing Thursday, Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange said…

$6.3 Million in Federal Funds

Will pay for victim's Service Officers across the state

The grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will pay for 88 of the officers in District Attorneys offices in the state. “Certified VSOs assist victims in acquiring counseling, provide information about their rights and resources, communicate with and comfort victims, and assist them through the judicial process.” The Alabama District Attorneys’ Association says an increase in violent crimes in…

Are Greenville’s violent crime rates high?

A recent murder has Greenville residents concerned about violent crime numbers in the city. Greenville Police arrested 28-year-old Jermario Smith of Greenville on murder charges Sunday. Police recieved a call concerning gunshots on Whittaker Street around 2 p.m. Police say they responded to the call and found a victim with gunshot wounds at the scene. That victim was pronounced dead,…