Focused on Solutions: The Fourth Ward

Local News

In another edition of our Crime Crisis: Focused on Solutions series, WJTV 12’s Andrew Harrison shines a light on one Jackson ward that’s able to cut down on crime thanks in part to the entire community.

Jackson’s Fourth Ward, represented by Councilman DeKeither Stamps, has found a combination of active policing, along with community involvement to help keep crime at bay. And two Ward 4 landmarks serve as the anchor for those crime-fighting tactics: Lake Elementary School and Rosemont Missionary Baptist Church. 

So what happens when a pastor, politician and principal come together? Andrew asks Councilman Stamps, Rosemont Missionary Baptist pastor Jamie Lee Edwards, and third-grade teacher Amanda Terrell what worked for them and how they were able to fight crime with something other than money. 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories