Text: H.Res.561 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Engrossed in House (07/27/2000)

[Congressional Bills 106th Congress]
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[H. Res. 561 Engrossed in House (EH)]

                 In the House of Representatives, U.S.,

                                                         July 27, 2000.
Whereas neighborhood crime is of continuing concern to the American people;
Whereas the fight against neighborhood crime requires people to work together in 
        cooperation with law enforcement officials;
Whereas neighborhood crime watch organizations are effective at promoting 
        awareness about, and the participation of volunteers in, crime 
        prevention activities at the local level;
Whereas neighborhood crime watch groups can contribute to the Nation's war on 
        drugs by helping to prevent their communities from becoming markets for 
        drug dealers;
Whereas crime and violence in schools is of continuing concern to the American 
        people due to the recent high-profile incidents that have resulted in 
        fatalities at several schools across the United States;
Whereas community-based programs involving law enforcement, school 
        administrators, teachers, parents, and local communities work 
        effectively to reduce school violence and crime;
Whereas citizens across America will soon take part in a ``National Night Out'', 
        a unique crime prevention event which will demonstrate the importance 
        and effectiveness of community participation in crime prevention efforts 
        by having people spend the period from 7 to 10 o'clock P.M. on August 1, 
        2000, with their neighbors in front of their homes with their lights on; 
Whereas schools that turn their lights on from 7 to 10 o'clock P.M. on August 1, 
        2000, would send a positive message to the participants of ``National 
        Night Out'' and would show their commitment to reduce crime and violence 
        in schools: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the 
President should focus appropriate attention on the issue of neighborhood crime 
prevention, community policing, and reduction of school crime by delivering 
speeches, convening meetings, and directing his Administration to make reducing 
crime an important priority.