Until there is justice for all of our citizens, there is no justice for any of our citizens. Although the crime rates in the city of Birmingham are unacceptable for such a loving community, we open our eyes to the reality of the causes of our high crime rates. Rather than putting band-aids on the bullet wounds, it is time to work with experts who are able to understand the pathology of crime so that we can develop programs that will not only reduce the crime rates but also provide more opportunities for our residents and safer neighborhoods.
Richard A. Rice is a community leader who uses his legal expertise to advocate on behalf of local residents.