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Group rallies in R.V. Taylor community to end crime

(WPMI) Group rallies in R.V. Taylor community to end crime
(WPMI) Group rallies in R.V. Taylor community to end crime

With flyers in hand, a group called HeartFelt Moments Town Hall Meetings made contact with people who live in the R.V. Taylor housing development Saturday.

"This is an urgent situation," Patricia Law said. "If we stay on this path that we're on black males primarily will become extinct."

Organizers say they chose R.V. Taylor first because the area deals with crime often.

Just recently there was a shootout between police and two men, after police say they tried to make contact with the men and they opened fire on officers.

The mother of one of those men, Andrew Mitchell, also walked with the group. She claims her son didn't know they were officers and reacted out of fear because of past crime in the area.

"Andrew - he was just scared for his life," she said. "I mean he ain't know what to do. He was just scared for his life."

The group says they're trying to connect with African American men and bring a change.

"If our communities can come together and stop retaliating on one another," Law said. "We've got to learn to start loving one another. We can't take petty matters out on one another."

To learn more about the group you can call 251-725-3434 or email heartfeltmoments777@gmail.com.