In Nashville, Tenn., where Morford served as U.S. attorney from October 2006 until August 2007, one pastor in a neighborhood called "The Bottoms" was able to work with local law enforcement to get rid of an open-air drug market and prostitution ring that operated near his church. Church members worked with police to successfully drive out the drug dealers and prostitutes.
"When the community steps up, a neighborhood becomes a neighborhood again," Morford said.
One of the things lacking here is direct community involvement. Every proposal is criticized, but no alternative is proposed.