Chester residents want action against violence

On yesterday's editorial page, we asked when the city of Chester would do something in terms of the violence that continues to plague the city.

Apparently, we weren't the only ones.

At yesterday's City Council sesssion, residents turned out in force to ask Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland and council members the same thing. What can be done to stop the violence?

The city is planning two meetings next week, one with law enforcement officials, and another town hall meeting for the public. You can get all the details here.