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Staff Photo by Thomas J. TurneyAn Elizabeth City police officer looks over the front porch with a flashlight as two of the house residents look on at a house on Persse Street that shots were fired into the front of. Tuesday,  January 29,  2013.

Staff Photo by Thomas J. TurneyAn Elizabeth City police officer looks over the front porch with a flashlight as two of the house residents look on at a house on Persse Street that shots were fired into the front of. Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

Two houses struck by gunfire

By William F. West

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After multiple shooting incidents over the past month and two in less than six hours Tuesday, the Elizabeth City Police Department is making a public appeal — and offering a $5,000 reward — for information leading to a halt of the gunfire.

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UNDERCOVER STING OPERATIONS

Have undercover sting operations? Problem Solved

A former classmate of mine

A former classmate of mine once lived on Persse Street. That was back in the late 1950's to early '60's. My, how that neighborhood has since gone to hell. Nay! My, how our town has since gone to hell. If the NAACP is going to truly stand for a brighter future for people of color it might behoove them to drag their asses out of their comfort zone standing against voter identification and focus a bit more on curbing the criminal elements right in their own backyard. That would mark a true advancement for "colored people" we can all be proud of. How about it NAACP?

NAACP?

Look at the NAACP web site. This organization is all about money and political power. They hold seminars on how to exploit Social Security and the welfare system but nothing on changing the cultural problems faced by their constituents. To the NAACP, "advancement" is defined as "money" not creating positive behaviors. The NAACP is designed to destroy people of color, not advance them.

Capt. John Young; A good step in the right direction

I believe if the police department can establish an absolute secure channel of communication that will assure the total privacy of the individual reporting information on these incidents, perhaps more citizen response will be received. When that happens, and only until that happens, will some of this lawless activity to brought to a halt.

I Agree, Web.

People are often too afraid to speak. There is no way to have secure communication in this town. The whole block always knows who spoke up. They don't hear it over the radio, they know who the shooter is. The shooter (or his family) threaten everyone around. However when police do locate a criminal, friends and family gather around and say what a good boy he is. These neighborhoods say they want the shootings to stop, but not if it means one of theirs going to prison.

Same story, same profile, same results

The authorities need to just start arresting the thugs/gang bangers walking and riding the streets of Elizabeth City. It's the same ones over and over and over. Unfortunately, someone will have to get shot or killed before the authorities put them away. It's same members of our society that are doing these drive by shootings. Please round these thugs up before it's too late. Or is it too late?

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