From our News Partners at WCBD-TV:
In the wake of the recent Myrtle Beach murders, the mothers of those victims are speaking out Thursday about violence in the community.
Those mothers will be joined by other mothers whose children have died in a violent act recently.
The movement is called Unity in the Community. About seven mothers of recent murder victims in the Charleston area will be coming together to send a message.
The victims' mothers say, “it’s time to cooperate with the police.” They are frustrated that the majority of their children’s murders have gone unsolved.
Leaders of the movement say these mothers have been robbed of graduations, memories and precious time with their children and that tonight is about giving these mothers a voice.
"The mothers are just wanting to express their feelings, that these kids are not throw away kids. They are someone that has been loved. 95% (of the murders) haven't been solved and that is because of this no snitching policy in this community. There has to be a complete cultural shift," says Louis Smith, of The Community Resource Center
The Unity in the Community group has organized a march and rally in Summerville for Saturday, June 21 from 11am-8pm.. You can call the Community Resource Center, 116 West Second North Street, Summerville, at (843) 819-3652 for more details.
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