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Houston pastor launches outcry against spike in crime

While Reverend Willie Davis has pastored in his hometown of Houston for much of his adult life, the crime that he’s been seeing here lately reminds him of four turbulent years he spent ministering on the Southside of Chicago.

“In Chicago, you know what their complaint is? When they arrest these guys for these shootings, they let them go. The same we are doing right here. What’s happening in Cook County is now happening in Harris County and for any of us to turn our heads is ridiculous,” said Davis, Pastor of the Palm Church.

“When you are letting murderers out, people who are armed robbing and carjacking people and doing bodily harm as well as killing people, what kind of representation is that?” said Davis.

As homicide and other criminal activity continue to spike, Davis warns of ...