Oak Cliff Drug Houses Come Down
Sometimes, the thanks from the community are everything. Dwaine Caraway, Tom Leppert, and other City and County Officials found that out today.
The demolitions occurred in the 2500 of Crest Avenue (map). This is an area where the dope dealers literally sit in folding chairs outside the houses and sell drugs. One house that came down was the scene of a murder where the victim was shot and killed and the house was set on fire. In his first week in office, Dwaine pushed to have these houses taken down. Six weeks later, that hard work paid off.
Many other elected and appointed officials also attended. They included Councilmembers Jerry Allen and Linda Koop, Sheriff Lupe Valdez, members of ACORN, and Asst Chief David Brown.
The look on the residents' faces said it all. Some have lived in that area for over forty years. I think of the two families that live directly across from the corner house. If we can give hope to people by showing follow-through on campaign promises, we're halfway there.
Dwaine is already working to identify the next set of houses. Another example of executing the 20-point plan to clean up District Four "A Block at a Time."
Dallas Blog article: (link) Please read for neighbors' insight and reactions.
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