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Murder Victims Names Read Aloud During Motorcade Through Philadelphia

By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A motorcade through the city streets tomorrow aims to remember the more than 300 homicide victims in Philadelphia in 2011.

Thursday’s 4 p.m. motorcade will make stops at four locations in Grays Ferry, West Philadelphia, Germantown and Brewerytown. At each stop, names of people who have been killed will be read aloud.

The event is organized by the antiviolence group Mothers in Charge, founded ten years agio by Dorothy Johnson-Speight.

“I hope it really brings attention to the idea that we’ve got to get involved to make a difference with the issue of violence. Everyone has got go get involved to make a difference. Whether it’s mentoring a young child or doing something in your community so that this violence doesn’t continue.”

Johnson-Speight says 50 cars are expected to be part of the motorcade, including police vehicles and hearses.

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  • Hater

    I heard the new numbers were out. Philly is #! in murders per capita. We’re number one, we’re number one. Go Nutter. I thought crime was down. Give Ramsey another raise. Let’s see how they spin this. Freakin’ cesspool. Demoncrats destroyed this city so let’s vote them all back in again. Yay! Morons.

  • Awaiting Mo der ation Too!!!

    “The event is organized by the antivi olence group Mothers in Charge, founded ten years ago by Dorothy Johnson-Speight.”

    So how is that working out for you, Philly??

  • Grim Reaper

    Sounds like fun, can’t wait

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