American Renaissance

Evacuees Blamed For Increase in Dallas Crime

CBS 11 News (Dallas), Feb. 13, 2006

Dallas—An influx of hurricane evacuees is being blamed for a crime increase in northeast Dallas.

It’s a problem Dallas police thought it had solved.

A year ago this week the police department was raving about the success of ‘Operation Kitchen Sink’, which reduced crime in the city after a string of drug related crimes and murders.

It appears that success was fleet and police say hurricane evacuees may be the reason.

Asif Kahn was working the register at ‘Doc’s Food Store’ on Abrams, just two days after being pepper sprayed by two armed robbers.

“They put a lot of spray on my eyes. And they laid down me over there. They tried to open the mouth. They put the spray in my mouth too. They almost tried to kill me that time,” Kahn said.

The 24-year-old clerk doesn’t need to see statistics to know that crime is on the increase around his neighborhood.

Police attribute the 30% increase in northeast Dallas robberies to the relocation of hurricane evacuees.


Original article

(Posted on February 16, 2006)

     Previous story       Next Story       Post a Comment      Search


Home      Top      Previous story       Next Story      Search

Post a Comment

Commenting guidelines: We welcome comments that add information or perspective, and we encourage polite debate. Statements of fact and well-considered opinion are welcome, but we will not post comments that include obscenities or insults, whether of groups or individuals. We reserve the right to hold our critics to lower standards.

Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)