Crime all the time | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Crime all the time

Posted By on Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 10:12 AM

Bill Walker doesn't intend to let fellow Little Rock mayoral candidate Jesse Mason get ahead of him on the crime issue. News release on the jump.


On Thursday, September 21, 2006, a number of local pastors, representing 50,000 or more Little Rock citizens will meet at Kitchen Express Restaurant to endorse former State Senator Bill Walker, candidate for Little Rock City mayor and will address the number one issue in this race, community safety and the city’s rising crime rate.


This meeting is an opportunity for religious leaders to seek out crime-fighting approaches, address the city’s crime statistics, and focus on effective programs that emphasize prevention.


A report released on Wednesday, by the FBI, indicates violent crime in Arkansas increased by more than three times the national average. Little Rock has surpassed the number of homicides committed during 2005.  This week, the city recorded its 48th homicide so far this year. At the end of last year the city had 41 [Fox16 News, 9/20].


The local pastors will speak to the impact that crime has on the city and will discuss plans to work with the next mayor and law enforcement officials to make sure crime does not continue to flourish in the future.


The meeting is scheduled to take place at noon at Kitchen Express Restaurant, located at 4600 Asher Avenue.  The press conference will take place at 1:00 pm.   

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (7)

Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Deputy killed, police chief wounded in Sebastian County. Suspect in custody

    40/29 TV reports that two law officers were shot about 7 a.m. today near Hackett in Sebastian County and at mid-afternoon came word that one of them had died. Later in the day a suspect was taken into custody in the shooting.
    • Aug 10, 2016
  • Sabin's subterfuge in the race for mayor has roots in rigged city government

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that an ethics complaint has been filed saying that the exploratory committee Rep. Warwick Sabin created to prepare for a run for Little Rock mayor was a subterfuge to avoid the city ordinance that doesn't allow campaign fundraising to begin until five months before the November 2018 election.Of course it is.
    • Aug 10, 2017
  • 'Million-Dollar Thursday': A visit to Sherwood's hot check court

    We take a visit to the weekly hot check court in Sherwood District Court, the subject of a recent civil rights lawsuit filed by ACLU Arkansas and others, who say the system there results in a modern-day debtor's prison
    • Aug 25, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation