Memphians rally to reclaim the community - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphians rally to reclaim the community

Just a few feet from where a stray bullet killed 13-year old Melissa Robinson...Preachers, police officers, politicians and residents rallied together in a stand against crime and violence...

Memphis City School Board member Sarah Lewis says, "I'm tired, I'm desperate and its time for us to do something to reclaim our communities."

School Board Presidents Sarah Lewis said one solution to the problem is finding ways to offer alternatives to youngsters.
  
That's why school officials announced the start up of a free summer camp for children in the Binghampton where Robinson was killed.

Memphis City Schools will also begin airing public service announcement being recorded this week.
   
In the P-S-A's principals and others in the community will encourage people to work together to reclaim neighborhoods.
  
Earlier in the day, city leaders, ministers and law enforcement met to talk about ways to raise money to create jobs for young people.
 
It's all part of the program, let's reclaim our communities.

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