Compton Suggests Job Creation to Fight Crime

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Newscenter 11's conversation with Meridian's mayoral candidates continues this weekend with one topic, of course, being crime.

Republican William Compton tells us the crime problem is one that is not centered around one specific group or portion of town. He says it is a city wide problem and feels one solution is to provide young people with jobs once they are out of school.

"We cannot provide these children with a job," Compton says. "And it's not just in Meridian. It's nationwide. You know, we've got this depression, recession thing going on right now and it's hard on everybody. I think we maybe need to do some things that might appear to be desperate in desperate times."

On Sunday's edition of "On the Record," Compton will discuss why he feels a casino in the Queen City will help with creating jobs. The interview airs at 5:30 p.m. on WTOK-TV.