Fenty Supports Anti-Violence Campaign
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is lending his support to the anti-violence group the Peaceoholics and other organizations as they launch an awareness campaign to battle homicides in the District.
Peaceoholics has identified seven neighborhoods for an education campaign. The City Wide Coordinating Council on Youth Violence and Peaceoholics will train those who live in these areas and help them with their organizing efforts against homicides.
The following communities will be the initial target areas:
PSA 706 (Ferebee Hope Condon Terrace) 12 Homicides; PSA 403 and 404 (Neighborhoods surrounding Roosevelt High School) 9 Homicides, PSA 705 (Hart and Malcolm X, Trent Park and Congress Park) 12 Homicides (doubled since the year before), PSA 603 (Clay Terrace) 8 Homicides, PSA 504 (Trinidad) 15 Homicides, PSA 302 and 301 (Girard St and surrounding areas) 10 Homicides.
"The question before us is not what President Obama can do for us, but what can we do for ourselves," said Ron Moton, co-founder of the group that this weekend will blanket the areas with information.
Fenty appeared at a news conference about the initiative today.
Moton said the areas selected make up the venues for 66 of the homicides in the city.
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