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Stop the Violence asks for county commission support

Sheriff Kevin Sproul addresses the Dougherty County Commission

Sheriff Kevin Sproul addresses the Dougherty County Commission

— Sheriff Kevin Sproul and Bishop Frederick Williams asked Dougherty County Commissioners Monday to support a planned anti-crime and unity march later this month.

The march, organized by Stop the Violence, is set for April 21.

Stop the Violence is a non-profit community partnership between local government, law enforcement officials and the faith-based community aimed at curbing inner-city violence.

Residents wishing to participate will gather at one of four locations between 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. on the day of the event. The four locations are: Shacklrford Shopping Center, the Albany Civic Center, the Thronateeska Heritage Center and the 400 block of Pine Avenue.

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Jacob 2 years, 4 months ago

Wasn't there a stop the violence block party this weekend? How did that turn out, anyway?

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KaosinAlbany 2 years, 4 months ago

It erupted into a brawl. Only in Albany...

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Somebody 2 years, 4 months ago

As I stated the other day, they need to be marching against all violence, not just hand picked non-black vs black violence.

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Somebody 2 years, 4 months ago

That was the Non Black On Black stop the violence march.

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Somebody 2 years, 4 months ago

Some people may be afraid to attend as they may become a victim of violence.

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LuLu 2 years, 4 months ago

What, exactly, is a march supposed to accomplish? I mean, really. It's good for a photo op, get your picture in the paper, but what does it DO to stop violence? Wouldn't meetings, seminars, interventions and such be more educational and possibly effective? Until someone somehow puts a stop to unwed pregnancies and teach parents how to actually PARENT and teach morals and how to behave in a civilized society and become productive citizens, nothing's going to change. Sorry, but marching won't accomplish squat. DO something.

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MRKIA 2 years, 4 months ago

LULU, YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD. THE "MARCHES" ARE THE BRAINCHILD OF THE PROFESSIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS BUSINESS WHO SPECIALIZE IN BEING VICTIMS. AS YOU SAID NOTHING WILL ACTUALLY COME OF THIS COLLOSSAL WASTE OF TIME. GOD FORBID ONE OF THOSE STUMPKNOCKING PULPIT PIMPS WOULD ORGANIZE TO CLEAN UP THE NEIGHBORHOOD INSTEAD OF GROUPS FROM OUT OF TOWN COMING IN AND DOING IT. CALL ON THE COMMUNITY TO REPORT CRIMES THEY WITNESS AND POINT THE FINGER AT THOSE THAT TERRORIZE AND SELL DOPE IN THE COMMUNITY AND FIND THE FATHERS OF THE CHILDREN BY JUVENILE MOTHERS AND HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE. PEOPLE KNOW WHO THEY ARE. MARCH ABOUT SOME OF THOSE THINGS.

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coachjohnson42 2 years, 4 months ago

Albany is need of more than some marches and speeches. They need a total make-over......from home to school, from church to job, from politics to the pulpit, from presidents to prisons, from teachers to toddlers, from the west-side to the east-side, from south-gate to doublegate, from Winterwood to Sherwood, Albany is need of change!!!

The Coach is back..... (stay tuned)

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justme 2 years, 4 months ago

Just wondering who pays the cops for traffic control, crowd control etc., surely not the NON TAX PAYING groups putting the event together and asking for support.

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DIVABROWN24 2 years, 4 months ago

@JACOB that event had nothing to do with this Stop the Violence group!

@LULU AND MRKIA there are other things going on besides a march. They go into the schools and teach, do training with the students and also for the past couple of summers they have put on a conference for the children and there parents. I guess you all do not come out and help or support the events. But it is easy to sit back and make comments and not help but it is okay because the people who are helping are doing what needs to be done. They even pick up the parents and there children by school bus during the summer for all events. Please do some research before you make comments about something. We has a human kind have a lack of knoweldge because we do not read or do research before we make comments.

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LuLu 2 years, 4 months ago

I read it and re-read it, and the article is clearly about a march and nothing else. I'm sorry if I couldn't read between the lines and glean the additional information you provided. I'm glad to hear that "the people who are helping are doing what needs to be done", but clearly whatever they are doing ISN'T WORKING!! I've said this and said this until I'm blue in the face, but will say it again, and again if I have to: Until parents start actually PARENTING, until teenage (and younger!) girls stop laying down with boys and making babies and expecting the taxpayers to support their every need, until mothers AND FATHERS start teaching their children about love and marriage and educating them about the importance of school and about birth control, and start taking them to the health department and getting them put on birth control EARLY, until mothers AND FATHERS start giving their children a solid foundation at home and a solid education about how to make themselves a happy and productive life... well... there you go. WILL that ever happen, Diva?? Until this Stop the Violence group can actually get inside the homes, and inside the heads of parents and knock some good old-fashioned COMMON SENSE into them, we will have nothing but the same. A march won't do diddly-squat.

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Jacob 2 years, 4 months ago

Diva. While you are teaching the youth, teach them to stop spreading their legs and procreating without the resources to properly rear children. And when I say resources, I mean their own, not the government teat. Speaking of research, look into the stats and report back what the main causes are for crime and poverty. Now go tell that.

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