Boy, this would have been a good night for some smart burglars to make a real haul:
An estimated 3,000 people converged at Brownsburg Town Hall Tuesday for the community's Night Out Against Crime.
Police Chief Steve Carroll said attendance was three times greater than any previous Night Out Against Crime event in Brownsburg. The town has ramped up its celebration in recent years, turning the evening into a festival-like atmosphere with activities for the entire family.
National Night Out is like the DARE program -- the intentions are good, and we really, really want it to work, so we say nice things about it. But problems like crime and drugs need more than symbolic, feel-good efforts.