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As the gun violence is on the rise in Indiana, Far Eastside Community Peace Walk event was held early Saturday

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Indianapolis, Indiana – As we already reported, the number of violent crimes in the United States has been on the rise for a several years now and some states are even seeing record number of crimes this year.

Indiana is one of the states that follows this trend. In a recent announcement, Indianapolis mayor said they are doing everything they can to slow this trend with implementing new procedures and policies that authorities have to follow.

In an effort to lower the violence in the area, Far Eastside community continued their annual celebration of the Far Eastside Community Peace Walk on Saturday morning that brought out Mayor Joe Hogsett, Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears, councilors, community groups, religious leaders and families of victims.

The walk started and ended on North Post Road at the Reset Center with dozens walking in solidarity sharing love, hope and peace.

The attendees used the occasion to honor those taken by gun violence, but they also discussed with authorities and city officials what should be done in order to prevent the violent crimes.

Democrat and District 14 City-County Councilor La Keisha Jackson were among the several organizations and individuals that sponsored the event.

“The community can come together and decide before they pick up a gun, before they make the decision to shoot that weapon. Is this something that I have to do? Is this something that I need to do? How does this impact the lives of not just that individual, but the families they leave behind? Or if that person survives, how does their long-term quality of life, how does it affect them?” Jackson said.

Those who attended the event expressed their support to authorities and asked even more of their fellow local residents to join the next events and fight together against the violent crime in the city.

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