The second meeting of the anti-crime Community Coalition will be at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Anderson Chapel AME Church, 1002 Jefferis Ave., in Killeen. The meeting is open to the public.
Lolita Gilmore, a District 1 resident, is holding the meetings to discuss several topics, including the increase in crime in the 76541 zip code which is mostly north Killeen.
The motivation behind starting the coalition was a particular crime that happened in mid-October when three teens attempted to rob a rideshare driver, Gilmore said.
Gilmore said the overall goal of the coalition is for the area to become a better community. “This concept is very challenging to achieve in its current state. This is the community we’re striving for: A healthy and vibrant community that will not place these kids at risk for the school to (the) prison pipeline.”