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Flint's National Night Out aims to curb crime, promote positivity

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(08/06/12) - A positive message in a climate of growing crime - that was the goal of Monday's National Night Out in Flint.

"What we want is everyone to come out and have a good time - take a stance against the crime and the drugs and so forth," said Officer Tanya Meeks with the Flint Police Department.

Target hosted the event, along with law enforcement and local groups such as the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint.

The community had a chance to check out police cruisers or talk to the officers who help keep them safe everyday.

"This is to bring the positive out in the city, we all know we have our opportunities, this is a chance to get together and say, wow look what we can do when we come together and partner," said Lamar Carson, Executive Team Leader of Logistics at Target.

Some say curing crime is all about giving kids and teens something meaningful to do with their time, and that's exactly what events like this help to create.

The Flint Police Department is encouraging people to start community watch groups and take a stand against crime everyday.

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