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Thabiti Olatunji, who organized the North Park/Love Field/Elm Thicket Crime Watch meeting I attended, was cheered by what the police had to say that evening. "I think within the next year, we'll see a major improvement," he said.

I want him to be right. And when things do get right in Dallas, I will always think of Leonard Mitchell as having been a worthy soldier in the cause.

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Jim Schutze has been the city columnist for the Dallas Observer since 1998. He has been a recipient of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ national award for best commentary and Lincoln University’s national Unity Award for writing on civil rights and racial issues. In 2011 he was admitted to the Texas Institute of Letters.
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