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State Lawmaker Has Plan To Fight Jackson Crime

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A state lawmaker is speaking out about crime in Jackson.

State Senator John Horhn says its’ a big problem the entire community has to come together to combat.

In the past few weeks, a number of murders have been reported in the capital city.  

On Halloween, three people were found shot to death in a west Jackson house. Weeks earlier, a fisherman attending the Bass Pro tournament and a gas station clerk were both killed within hours of each other.

In a Tuesday news conference at the state Capitol, Horhn laid out a three point plan to fight what he calls "lawlessness."

Horhn announced a community forum Thursday at the Capitol at 5:30 where he hopes to hear from crime victims and to talk with them about solutions.

The Democratic legislator also wants to see a multi-jurisdictional task force of local, state and federal law enforcement officers team up.

Also, Horhn says he plans to propose bills in next year’s legislative session aimed at crime, education and community development.

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