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Columbia Heights Neighbors Organize To Fight Crime

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By Patrick Madden

Lessons from the political campaign are shaping one D.C. neighborhoods fight against crime. At a police substation in Columbia Heights, about twelve or so residents are training to become neighborhood block watch captains.

Besides learning the basics of crime prevention such as keeping doors locked and valuables out of sight, these residents are learning how to organize their neighbors.

One of the speakers is a former Obama campaign staffer. He didn't want to be recorded but his tips were straight out of the campaign playbook: canvass the block, reach out to different groups, and tailor your message.

Organizers say many crimes can be prevented if residents are looking out for each other.

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