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East Albany apartment residents organize against crime

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People who live in an East Albany apartment complex want police to do more to protect them after recent shootings.
They're organizing to fight crime and asking Albany Police for help.  

Imagine having to dive on the floor of your home two weekends in a row, because bullets are flying outside. Both terrified and angry, the people are looking for action to protect them.

Neighbors who live at Regency Club Apartments on Tompkins Avenue, just yards from Dougherty High School, are tired of being frightened about crime. Tonight they are calling for action to stop violence.
Kimberly Andrews said "I think everybody in this community needs to come together so we can stop this."

Kimberly Andrews and Nadege Moore are brave enough to step in front of our camera, and say they have had enough.
Andrews said "Two weeks ago we had a little shootout over here. People was running.  A young man got shot. And a little boy got free with his gun."

Then last weekend another party with around 50 people in the street ended in gunfire, and people diving for cover.
Andrews said "We got windows shot out. Bullets come through houses.  You don't know who is standing behind the window. You don't know where that bullet might go."

The neighbors say gangs, and drugs are rampant in their East Albany neighborhood, and they want it stopped.  Friday neighbors worked on organizing a new neighborhood watch. Tonight they are calling for police to step up patrols and help drive out gangs and criminals, so they can sleep safely in their homes at night again.

Apartment managers say they're all for the effort to make their community safer.  several other neighbors did not want to be on TV but told us they also want to get crime out of their neighborhood.

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