Randallstown NAACP Reaches Agreement With Security Square Mall To Address Dangerous Street Racing


A large crowd watches as cars drift and race through the Security Square Mall parking lot. (Credit: SRTJuJu/ YouTube)

OWINGS MILLS - The Randallstown NAACP reached an agreement with Security Square Mall to address the dangerous street racing that has plagued the mall.

On April 17, the Randallstown NAACP reached out to Benjamin Bard, General Manager of Security Mall, asking him to put measures in place to prevent street racing in the mall's parking lot that occurs "nearly every weekend."

"This type of behavior is creating a crime magnet that is endangering the lives of Baltimore County residents, affecting the quality of life, and drains the police resources," Randallstown NAACP Representative Matt Lewis wrote.

The letter called for the addition of

1. "Gates to restrict access to the property"

2. "Outside Security guards (Like every other mall has in the United States)"

3. "Keep all lights on and working throughout the property"

NAACP President, Ryan Coleman, said the organization met with mall management, who agreed to implement some of these changes, including more lighting and gates. The mall said they hope to have these changes in place sometime in May.

Coleman told WBAL that he hopes these new security measures will get the area's revitalization back on track.

"One of the things we asked for was an outdoor security person with a vehicle that drives, like in most other malls in the U.S. we have. So, we agreed to that. We also agreed to better lighting. Obviously, the lighting is bad. And third, we agreed to the gates that you put up so we can lock the mall down after hours so no one can get in," he said.

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