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Albany citizens work to take back their neighborhood

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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some Albany citizens are taking back their neighborhood by patrolling it and reporting problems to authorities.

Jackie Toye and some of her neighbors on West Gordon Avenue were tired of illegal activity in their community, but they watch out for more than crime.

They call code enforcement to help clean up blight.

The neighborhood is the one where a pizza delivery man was shot in the head a few weeks ago.

"The shooting happened across the street and we all thought to ourselves, we really can't say if someone was living there, so we thought we had to get better in touch with our neighborhood. Take back our neighborhood, I think it's awesome what WALB is doing but every body has got to be comfortable we've got to stop letting these people be comfortable," said Jackie Toye, Concerned Citizen.

Toye and others are getting to know their neighbors better.

She has heard from the police chief, and officers are looking into some of the group's reports.

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