Memorial Day Non-Violence Rally Held at Levitt Shell

Memorial Day Non-Violence Rally Held at Levitt Shell

Stevie Moore's son was killed 10 years ago this Memorial Day. Since then he started a non-profit group called Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives, or FFUN. His slogan is simple: Stop the Killing. People gathered at the Levitt Shell at Overton Park to celebrate life and remember those who've lost their lives.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A Memphis dad is trying to save one life at a time. Stevie Moore's son was killed 10 years ago this Memorial Day. Since then he started a non-profit group called Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives, or FFUN. His slogan is simple: Stop the Killing. People gathered at the Levitt Shell at Overton Park to celebrate life and remember those who've lost their lives.

"L.I.P. Live In Peace! We don't have to die to be in peace. We're in peace today and none of us are dead. So I want to live in peace and that's the message I want to send out,” said Moore.

Stevie Moore's life is spreading the message of "Stop the Killing" after his 23-year old son was killed outside a nightclub in southeast Memphis. It happened 10 years ago during the Memorial Day weekend.

"My mom and dad went up there to the crime scene but we really didn't know what was going on. We just knew that he had been killed,” said Moore’s daughter Angel.

Angel Moore was 5 years old when her brother, Prentice Moore was killed. Now at 15, she's following in her dad's footsteps, spreading the message to stop youth violence.

"I'm going to continue with this,” she said. “I'm very proud of [my father] because he does a lot for the community."

Her father is making big strides in both Memphis and in Shelby County.

"Mayor Luttrell and Mayor Wharton, both of them have graciously proclaimed the first week of June 'Stop the Killing Week,'” said Stevie Moore as the crowd clapped.

Parents and grandparents say more events like this are needed.

"It's very nice, a nice thing to do, and an intelligent thing to do for the kids,” said grandmother Barbara Glover.

June 1 - 8, there will be activities throughout the city to remind people to stop the violence and have another day to celebrate life.
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