Fed up with street racing, Fondren residents form task force

By: WLBT Digital, fox40jackson.com

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Fed up with street racing, Fondren residents are seeking another meeting with the mayor and chief of police to help address it.

For months, residents in the North Jackson community have had to put with street racing, something they say endangers lives and takes away from the area’s quality of life.

On Monday, the Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF) announced that its Street Safety Task Force had requested a follow-up meeting with Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Jackson Police Chief James Davis to further discuss the problem…

“We’re not experts, but we would like to see a return to safe streets and a regular enforcement of traffic laws,” she said.

Ward One Councilman Ashby Foote said the problem likely stems from the city’s police shortage and its no pursuit policy.

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