Crime Fighters Armed With Pepper Spray

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CLEVELAND – Can pepper spray make the streets of Cleveland and other communities safe? A Cleveland City Council member believes so.

Zack Reed says violence against women is reaching an epidemic level. So, he is providing graduates of a neighborhood watch program in his ward with pepper spray and self-defense training.

“It’s out of control. Whether you live in Cleveland or East Cleveland or Lakewood. The prospect of our women in the city are dim right now and we have been on the defensive far too long. This gives us the opportunity to stay on the offense,” Reed said.

It is hoped that people who complete the program in Cleveland’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood can protect themselves and also deter crimes from happening.