Neighbors in Jackson’s Georgetown area demand action against crime

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Georgetown community has been the home of Geneva Johnson for 63 years. In her lifetime, she said crime and other issues have increased dramatically.

On Tuesday, Johnson called into the City Council meeting and expressed how she and others in the community feel neglected. She is the neighborhood organization president, and her list of problems have grown over the decades.

She mentioned potholes, raw sewage, speeding and shootings all throughout the day. Johnson lives right across the street from a home that was shot into last Friday with a baby inside.

According to Johnson, her home has been robbed three times in the last two months. With so many issues, she calls the police often, but said when they do come out, dispatch gives them the runaround. 

Another problem in the neighborhood is drugs. Johnson said adults have kids sell crack and spice, and there have been times when a kid would ask her if she wanted to buy drugs.

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