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.