Tuesday Night Is National “Night Out”

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Tuesday night, Aug. 5th, starting around 6pm, neighbors around the B-Town area will turn out, get together, meet, talk and get to know each other (and the cops who protect them) better in hopes of keeping their ‘hoods safer.

That’s right – it’s National Night Out, an annual, unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) celebrated throughout the country.

According to their website:

Last year’s National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 35 million people participated in National Night Out 2007.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Some video clips from various 2007 Night Outs:

So…are you partaking in National Night Out?

Have a digital still or video camera?

Then send us some pics/clips Tuesday (or just email us info on what you did)!

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