BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Mothers of murdered sons and daughters rallied Friday to call for an end to all shootings in Baltimore.
“We have always been inundated with so much violence,” Mothers of murdered sons and daughters Co-founder Daphne Alston said. “It takes us away from our healing.”
Members of the organization begged the community to stop the violence.
“I just want to say this to our young black people: ‘Please stop. It’s not worth it,” member Latonya Bryant of Mother of Murdered Sons and Daughters.
Bryant lost his son to gun violence in 2014.
“Think about what you’re doing,” says Bryant. “You are hurting your mother. You are hurting your father. You are hurting everyone. Even new kids just don’t understand what crime is.”
Alston lost his son in 2008.
“Today we ask you to meet us halfway,” Alston said. “Put those guns down and the drugs and all that…. We’ve had 50-several murders in the previous month and the guns are still burning. It’s time for the community to stand up and say they don’t want to live like this anymore.”
During the press conference, the organization highlighted resources that promote unity in the community.
As the number of murders increases, they hope more people will take advantage of the help.
“It is time for all of us to heal together,” Alston said. “We can no longer continue to accept all the pain and things that have been thrown at us. At some point we had to call for an armistice over this. “
The members of the organization said in the press conference that they support mayor’s criminal plan.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/02/18/mothers-of-murdered-sons-and-daughters-group-calls-for-end-of-baltimore-gun-violence/ Group of mothers of murdered sons and daughters call for an end to gun violence in Baltimore – CBS Baltimore