Groups Ask For No Murders In May

Omaha has had its share of murders lately, but several groups are asking for the violence to stop.

Black Men United, along with OIC, K.N.O.S.E., and 1690 AM, are asking for no murders in may.

With Mother's Day coming up, the groups are reminding the city that many mothers of violence victims will have a painful Mother's Day.

For LeRoy Goodwin, all his mother has left of him are old pictures.

Almost five years ago, on Mother's Day, Goodwin was killed after getting into some trouble.

For Betty Coleman, his mother, she says Goodwin made some bad choices, and got caught up in a violent culture.

Now, Mother's Day hasn't been the same since then.

“Sunday is coming, and I know it's going to be hard for me to deal with this,” Coleman says.

Good win was part of an ongoing trend of violence around the city.

Now, those metro groups are challenging people to end the violence.

For the sake of mothers on Mother's Day, they want no murders in May.

“So many, so many of our babies are dying. So many of our women are losing their legacy before they even get started, and that itself is a crime,” says Willie Hamilton, of Black Men United.

For Coleman, a Mother's Day with her son, would mean the world.

“We all need to stick together throughout this, because our children are so precious. They're so precious,” says Coleman.

Groups are hoping everyone can stay on the right path, and away from violence.

On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the OIC, those groups are honoring those mothers who have losses to violence.

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