DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Some residents in a Dallas neighborhood say they still feel compromised, after nearly a dozen violent attacks in the past few months. Today the public is invited to a lunchtime meeting with police in Oak Lawn to collectively try and find a solution to stop the recent violence.READ MORE: 'It Looks Pretty Dang Busy:' North Texas Airports Brace For Busy Holiday Season
Members of the Oak Lawn/Cedar Springs Crime Watch group will be among those gathering for the meeting at the Oak Lawn Branch Library today.
Residents and members of the group plan to sit down and talk with Dallas police as part of a continuing effort to reclaim security in the area.
Since Dallas’ Gay Pride Parade was held in September, there have been 11 violent attacks in Oak Lawn. Last week community leaders kicked off a plan called “Lights, Camera, Action”. The initiative is urging the city and businesses to install better lighting along streets and alleys, encouraging more businesses to put up security cameras and stressing the need for increased vigilance by residents.READ MORE: 'Heading Home Today Empty Handed:' Aaron Tschritter Passed Away In Dallas Car Crash, Sister & Wife Say
Of the victims attacked in Oak Lawn, some were robbed and others beaten. Dallas police continue to investigate and are looking into the possibility that some of the attacks were hate crimes.
Several businesses in the area are choosing to beef up security by making sure their late-night workers and customers have a safe plan before heading home.
The safety meeting will be held at the library, located at 4100 Cedar Springs Road, from noon until 1 p.m. and people are encouraged to come out and discuss neighborhood issues and concerns with DPD officials.MORE NEWS: Update: Sister & Wife Say Aaron Tschritter Passed Away In Dallas Car Crash
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