Vigil held for Jessica White in South Bronx

Click here to read my story published on the Mott Haven Herald.

“More than 100 people gathered at the John Adams Houses playground in Longwood on Wednesday, holding candles and anti-gun banners to remember 29 year old Jessica White and to condemn the neighborhood’s continued gun violence.

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Residents, community leaders and members of local anti-gun violence organizations chanted White’s name as they walked from 680 Tinton Avenue to the playground where a stray bullet hit White as she protected her three children from gunfire last Saturday night. NYPD has not yet identified the shooter. At the time White was visiting her mother, a resident of Adams Houses.

The vigil was organized by Adams Houses tenant organizer Ronald Topping, who blamed the code of silence among criminals for police not yet catching White’s murderer…”

 

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