Dallas PD implements new program to clean up crime-ridden neighborhood


By Dan X. McGraw
Dallas Morning News

DALLAS — Dennis Bell has seen violent crime and drugs keep people from leaving their homes in West Dallas for years.

But in less than a month, Mr. Bell said, he has seen the neighborhood start to change as city officials have cracked down on everything from stray dogs to weapons under a pilot program aimed at turning around part of the troubled area.

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