By Errol Louis
NY Daily News
The community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where I live, scored an important victory in the battle against violent crime with this week's arrest of Cody Nelson for allegedly murdering an honor student named Benny Lyde in front of Lyde's home in 2005.
It took more than two years of community meetings and a wide-ranging investigation that had cops chasing leads in Missouri and Minnesota - and in the end, the trail led to Nelson, a soldier who was already in jail on assault charges upstate, in Fort Drum.
That should send a message to the murderers and miscreants who think they own the streets: In Central Brooklyn, an organized and united neighborhood is going to find you, fight you and stop you, no matter how long the effort takes.
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