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VP Pence Gives Props To Ten Point Coalition

Vice-President Pence said Friday that the Ten Point Coalition has a "friend and champion in President Donald Trump."

INDIANAPOLIS -- Attorney General Curtis Hill's initiative to expand the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition to other cities and towns around the state, was a pleasing thing to hear for Vice-President Mike Pence.

"Last year the Coalition helped reduce homicides by 85-percent in three communities that they serve. That's an extraordinary accomplishment," Pence said to a crowd gathered Friday for a Ten Point luncheon at the downtown Marriott. "It's remarkable to think about how much Ten Point has accomplished since its founding twenty years ago."

The Ten Point Coalition has worked in the Indianapolis neighborhoods of Butler-Tarkington, Crown Hill, and Highland Park. Butler Tarkington is coming up on two years without a homicide and Highland Park just recently celebrated a year without a murder.

Attorney General Hill wants to replicate that success in places like Fort Wayne, South Bend, and Terre Haute. Gary, Indiana is already implementing Ten Point techniques and even Louisville, Kentucky is looking to get in on the mix.

Vice-President Pence says he has also given many props to the Ten Point Coalition in Washington, saying they have a "friend and champion in President Donald Trump."

(PHOTO: Pool/Getty Images)

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