Tuesday, August 07, 2007

It's that time again: National Night Out Against Crime

As I wrote last year at Ganging Up Against the Bad Guys and Gang up against bad guys in tonight's National Night Out Against Crime, the annual National Night Out campaign is "a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW)." NATW is a nonprofit, crime prevention organization which works in cooperation with over 6,000 crime, drug and violence prevention organizations and law enforcement agencies throughout the country.

National Night Out objectives are 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.
NATW reports: "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 34 million people participated in NNO 2006."

Visit the National Night Out website to learn more and:
If you're in or near the 49th Precinct tonight, why not check out this National Night Out 2007 event?

Source: Bronx Council on the Arts e-calendar.

Aug 7 / 5:00pm / Concert / 49th Precinct / Night Out Against Crime / Pelham Parkway
Mixed Nuts – A free concert in Senator Jeff Klein’s 2007 Summertime Symphonies concert series. 49th Precinct Night Out Against Crime, Pelham Parkway North & Wallace Avenue. Don’t forget to bring folding chairs and blankets. Co-sponsored by the Bronx Council on the Arts and the Westchester Arts Council. Click here for a complete schedule of Senator Klein’s 2007 Summertime Symphonies concerts. For more information, call 800-718-2039.