Crime is an issue that Meridian's mayoral candidates will be forced to deal with if they are elected to office in June.
Democratic candidate Rod Amos says he plans to take a comprehensive approach when it comes to fighting crime by taking a look at what makes people commit crimes. On this week's "On the Record" with John Johnson, Amos says it starts by grabbing a hold of a certain generation.
"Our youth," Amos says. "How do we come together as a community? How do we get the organizations, churches, groups, various people that are involved in our community? To come in to the lives of our youth to help them make better decisions and show them that there is a better way of life and that you don't have to resort to crime."
Amos will be featured on "On the Record" at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on WTOK-TV. Randle Jennings, Percy Bland, Cheri Barry, and William Bond Compton, Jr. will be featured in the weeks leading up to the primary election.