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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 5, 2013

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom To Take Part In National Night Out

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom will join law enforcement and community leaders on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Night Out Against Crime. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the National Guard Armory near 18th and Ridge in Kansas City, Kan. Speakers begin at 6 p.m.

The event is part of the 30th Annual National Night Out, which is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community relationships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

“Crime does not rule the night and criminals have no safe haven when the sun goes down,” Grissom said. “National Night Out is a perfect opportunity for neighbors to join with their law enforcement and community partners to send the message. I look forward to joining my colleagues on Tuesday to help spread the word that we are all in this together.”

National Night Out organizers are expecting more than 16,000 communities and 38 million people nationwide to take part in community events on Tuesday.