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East Atlanta residents discuss ways to combat crime

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Residents in east Atlanta met on Thursday to discuss ways to fight crime in the neighborhood.

The East Atlanta Community Association will work with the city to improve policing, lighting and address public safety concerns.

The group has a mission called "take back our streets and light up the night."

The association says neighborhood patrols have made a difference in the community's crime rate.

The community also encourages east Atlanta residents to do their part and make sure their homes are properly lit.

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