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Houstonians encouraged to shop despite high crime

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSHouston - 25 November 20221. Various of shoppers at the Galleria Mall, Friday in Houston, TXANNOTATION: Shoppers flocked to The Galleria Shopping Center in Houston to shop for gifts and take advantage of Black Friday deals.2. Various of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Police Chief Troy Finner walking around mall, greeting customersANNOTATION: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Police Chief Troy Finner walked through the mall to meet customers and workers.3. SOUNDBITE (English) Sylvester Turner, Houston Mayor:"The malls and the other businesses are providing additional security. There are more cameras around all of these establishments than had ever been before. So, you may not you know, a police officer may not see you, but these cameras will certainly see you. But what we want to emphasize is public safety, and that's why we are out here walking at this particular mall will be walking there, some of us. We want to encourage people to enjoy this time of this of the season."++WHITE FLASH++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sylvester Turner, Houston Mayor:"As family members gather during this holiday season, let me encourage parents, relatives, friends to talk to one another, to encourage your sons and daughters not to be engaged in any kind of criminal activity, be mindful of, of the companies that they keep."5. SOUNDBITE (English) Troy Finner, Houston Police Chief:"It is a beautiful, great day and we're just happy about it. We've met hundreds of people just walking through for a little bit over an hour. And it's a great thing. We want to celebrate that and help people to come out in our city, not only at the Galleria, but any place. And understand, as long as we look out for one another, we're going to shop and we're going to have a great time."6. Various of Mayor Turner and Chief Finner greeting shoppersSTORYLINE:Shoppers flocked to The Galleria Shopping Center in Houston to shop for gifts and take advantage of Black Friday deals.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Police Chief Troy Finner walked through the Galleria on Black Friday to meet customers and workers while providing safe shopping information during the holiday season."The malls and the other businesses are providing additional security," Turner said. "There are more cameras around all of these establishments than had ever been before." "We want to encourage people to enjoy this time of this of the season," He added.---AP Video shot by Lekan Oyekanmi===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.

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