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Tallahassee Urban League holding meeting to create neighborhood watch in Frenchtown

Posted at 6:50 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 18:50:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gun violence is a re-occurring issue in Frenchtown and members of the Tallahassee Urban League are trying to stop it.

The organization held a press conference Wednesday morning to discuss the gun violence issue and also announced the 6 p.m. meeting Thursday where they will create Frenchtown's first ever Neighborhood Watch.

Curtis Taylor, the Interim President and CEO for the Tallahassee Urban League, spoke to WTXL about why he thinks having a neighborhood watch in Frenchtown is so important.

"Just imagine a 16-year-old had a gun and shot and killed someone instead of having a book in his hand. Okay so, we, this thing is getting out of control and so we need everybody to get in the game to try to help stop the crime in our community."

The neighborhood crime watch meeting will be held at the Tallahassee Urban League on 923 Old Bainbridge Road and is open to the public.