Community gathers to fight crime near ODU

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by Jonathan Costen, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 19 at 12:16 AM

NORFOLK -- Some Norfolk residents met with city and ODU police Tuesday night, days after a university student was shot near 40th Street and Bowden’s Ferry Road. 

At the meeting police warned that criminals are opportunists. They said that although they can't prevent students from having parties, they can educate them about the dangers. 

Lambert’s Point Vice President Thomas Harris said the community will host a loud and vocal march next month to literally wake up the criminals in the neighborhood. 

“A lot of people don't realize the drug dealers, the people that’s committing the crimes...they terrorize your neighborhood while you're asleep and they go home and sleep while you're up," Harris said. 

Harris also sent out a warning to the young people in the neighborhood. 

“They only get one life, but you get a whole of opportunities and chances...but when you lose that life you don't get none of that," he added. 

 

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