About 60 people made their way to the Killeen Community Center on Nov. 4 for a meeting organized by Lolita Gilmore, who is pictured here speaking to the audience.

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.”

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