Mothers In Charge
Philadelphia’s 22nd police district, located in the heart of North Philadelphia, is mourning the loss of Officer Robert Wilson the third.
Community leaders held a press conference this week to announce the second annual Hands Across Philadelphia march, which is scheduled for next Saturday. Scores of groups will join hands to stop violence in the city.
Mothers in Charge held its annual conference earlier this week. One of the exhibits included portraits of innocent children killed by violence.
The conference, with nearly 200 attendees and sponsored by the Philadelphia group “Mothers In Charge,” is titled “Law and Order or Vigilante Justice.”
A North Philadelphia non-profit that was founded to help mothers cope after losing a child to violence will celebrate 12 years this week.
The group Mothers in Charge held its annual “As We Remember Them” event in Center City last night, honoring those murdered during the past year.
Ken Scott, president of Beech Companies, handed out twenty $1,000 grants from the Alston-Beech Foundation to area nonprofits.
In one week, the issue of who owns guns comes to the forefront again.
About two dozen people, determined to make their voices heard, boarded a bus in North Philadelphia for the ride to Harrisburg.
“Mothers in Charge” has been a leading voice against violence in Philadelphia, but founder Dorothy Johnson-Speight says it’s a national problem.
It’s a scenario that Dorothy Johnson-Speight hears over and over from members of the group she founded, Mothers in Charge.
Members of a few different groups attended the rally calling for universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons.
Eyewitness News sat down with one local woman, who was in D.C. fighting to keep the gun violence issue alive on behalf of her son.
During his State of the Union address, President Obama called on community leaders to help find solutions to violence. A local non-profit took the message to heart and met with students at a charter school.
President Obama has called for sweeping new gun laws in the United States, setting the stage for what may become the most sweeping political battle over gun control in decades.