To Clean Up a Crime Hot Spot, Dallas Sues a Strip Mall

Finally, Dallas City Hall has done something about a high-crime intersection where drugs are sold in broad daylight and violent crime is part of the ho-hum routine. And everybody's happy about it. Well, most everybody.Among the thrilled: Adam McGough, the council member for Lake Highlands, who said Wednesday he used to sit in his car in the strip center parking lot at Forest Lane and Audelia Road and watch drug deals go down until he couldn't take it anymore. And the Dallas Police Department, which has logged dozens of 911 calls to that location. And the surrounding homeowners' associations, tired of being awoken by the sound of gunshots or sirens.   Continue reading...

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