Thanks to NBCDFW (NBC 5) News for this great story on Dallas Pride Security:
The Oak Lawn community in Dallas is gearing up for Pride Week, as events kick off next Tuesday.
Dallas police are also gearing up. Commanders have been busy in recent days planning for extra staffing and security ahead of the Pride Week events and the Sept. 18 parade.
After several months of violent assaults in that area – several of which Dallas police are officially investigating as hate crimes – police say new strategies in recent months have helped keep criminals away.
There are about eight extra officers every night who have been assigned to patrolling the Oak Lawn-Cedar Springs area. Police say it’s not only kept crime down, but it’s also improved community relations.
Source: Dallas Police to Increase Security for Pride Week Events | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dallas-Police-to-Increase-Security-for-Pride-Week-Events-392835771.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_DFWBrand#ixzz4JlXJYbop
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