Sunday, August 21, 2005

Weed and Seed

Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Kids In Motion program camp counselor Valencia Aplon (top, center) watches Brittani Sparrow, 9, (right) jump rope at Charlton-Pollard Park in Beaumont on Tuesday, August 2, 2005. The camp is a program of the Southeast Texas Family Resource Center which was partially funded by the Weed and Seed program.

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas announced a large-scale bust of crack dealers in the Charlton-Pollard area of Beaumont. The bust was conducted by a task force of federal, state and local law enforcement agents after a two-year investigation. Partial funding of the investigation was provided by the Beaumont Weed and Seed initiative.

Kids playing in the park doesn't exactly say "crack bust." Unfortunately, my only other option was officials talking at a lectern.

It's still interesting that the positive program for neighborhood kids also busted their less-than-positive neighbors.

Image is part of the Charlton-Pollard series.

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