Ride Of Tears Aims To Combat Violence In Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Local leaders rode through the streets of Memphis in a funeral caravan Wednesday. They say they are fed-up with crime, and are taking an original approach to try to combat it.

The caravan started at Tiger Lane, and went through several crime-ridden areas of the bluff city. Organizers say they're not letting up, and will continue to fight for their communities. They're calling on city leaders to find better ways to address the problem of kids getting caught up in gun violence.

"You know, it's all about the babies,” says Mary Trice, CEO of All About The Youth. “It's not about grown people, it's not about the mayor, it's not about the police officer, it's about the babies. The babies are the most important thing that we're out here fighting for, it's their lives. To keep them alive."

 

The group plans to continue the Ride of Tears until the number of crimes committed in the city goes down.


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