Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Rev. speaks to gun violence

National civil rights figure Reverend Jessie Jackson was on McCallister Street last Sunday, speaking to the Western Addition community about the problem of gun violence in America.

Residents of the area are well acquainted with the issue; in April '06 a man was shot and killed at the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, where the Reverend delivered his message on Sunday. The center is supposedly a safe haven focusing on rehabilitation for at risk youth.

Since that time, sporadic gang violence in the area has been on the rise.

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