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Beating Leads to Renewed Efforts to Stop Cruising

Posted August 20, 1996 7:00 a.m. EDT

— The beating death of a Seymour-Johnson airman has town leaders stepping up efforts to keep the peace.

Dozens of people watched this past Friday night as 21-year-old James Dormio was beaten to death. Some say they did not intervene because they were afraid of retaliation.

Town leaders hope putting the brakes on cruising helps stop the violence.

If it passes, the ordinance would require police to track the license numbers of cars that pass the same spot three times within two hours. Offenders could receive a $50 fine.

Town board members will vote on the proposed ordinance in September