Fighting Crime with a Night Out

August 5, 2008 6:09:50 AM PDT
Families in South Philadelphia spent the night out getting to know their community.It's all part of an effort to fight crime.

While "National Night Out" kicks off Tuesday, a smaller event was held to help strengthen the relationship between police and the neighborhood Monday night.

The event featured performances, face painting and even a visit from some shelter animals up for adoption.

Mayor Michael Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey also attended.

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