JACKSON, Miss. -- Neighborhoods across the state held going away parties this week, for crime.
“We do this each year to let the people in our neighborhood get to know each other and their local law enforcement and city leaders, said Mary Crump who hosted her 12th National Night Out Celebration at her Jackson home Thursday night.
The block party not only drew neighbors, but also local city leaders, police, firefighters and sheriff’s deputies. “We are here to help you celebrate National Night Out,” said Hinds County Sheriff Tyron Lewis. “It’s going to take all of us to help fight crime.”
“When you see something happening, report it. Look out for your neighbor,” echoed Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson, Jr.
National night out is an annual event that brings the community together to let the bad guys know that neighborhoods are fighting back against crime.