Williams has said she believes mistrust exists between the community and police, which is why those who witness violent crime don’t cooperate with law enforcement investigations. She hoped the meeting would be a step toward erasing the chasm.
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She's looking for volunteers to join a committee that will look for ways to raise money for projects that will have a positive impact on the city's youth. Williams getting a recreation center for youth is the top item on the local NAACP chapter's to-do list.
And as promised, those who attended Thursday night gathered in a circle before going their separate ways to pray for the city and an end to the violence.
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