Vigil to honor gun violence victims, address violent crime held by 100 Black Men of Atlanta

Vigil to honor gun violence victims, address violent crime held by 100 Black Men of Atlanta

ATLANTA – Shootings continue to plague many metro Atlanta communities and local activities want to figure how to resolve this problem. Wednesday night, community members held a vigil at The King Center to honor victims of gun violence and discuss the education and intervention needed to address crime prevention. FOX 5 Atlanta has reported the city of Atlanta , murders have continued to trend higher . Based on the Atlanta Police Department ‘s most recent data, homicides are almost fifty percent higher over this same period last year. The 100 Black Men of Atlanta hold a candlelight vigil for shooting victims at the King Center on April 20, 2022. (FOX 5) The 100 Black Men of Atlanta and other community members gathered to honor and remember victims of gun violence across metro Atlanta. “Those numbers are really troubling because many of our students are the victims of that violence or their family members are the victims,” Joshua Byrd, of The 100 Black Men of Atlanta, said. The candlelight vigil is part of the organization’s anti-gun violence campaign. “Gun violence in America is an epidemic that’s been raging now for over 30-years, and it doesn’t just affect the black community,” Keith Millner, the chairman of the organization, explained. “It affects all communities.” Rep. Lucy McBath joins the 100 Black Men of Atlanta for a candlelight vigil for shooting victims at the King Center on April 20, 2022. (FOX 5) Millner said there’s not just one solution to address this issue, […]

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