Troubled. An eyesore, a magnet for crime – those are just some of the ways one apartment complex in South Dallas had long been described. Now the only correct adjective is… gone.
You could think of it as fighting fire with fire. For nearly 20 years cities across the country have taken assets confiscated from criminal activity and used the proceeds to battle or dismantle current illegal activity. Case in point — today’s demolition of nearly 50 abandoned houses in Dallas.
Councilman Dwaine Caraway is heading up a new initiative to tear down 250 abandoned and dilapidated properties in Dallas by the end of the year.
A toddler left at a North Texas daycare has been placed in foster care while Child Protective Services (CPS) investigates.