Women Organizing Peace Walk To Stop Violence

Two women in Omaha are calling for a stop to all the violence.

Both had family members whose murders remain unsolved.

They're hoping by planning an event, they can make a big impact in the city.

It was one September 12th of 2011 that Carl Reed and Jamelia Hesseltine were discovered murdered in their apartment.

No arrests have been made yet, but Hesseltine's sister, Buffy Bush, knows someone has the answer.

“You’d rather sit next to a murderer, or lay with a murderer, or sit down at your dinner table with a murderer, than to see justice served for the people that they’ve hurt," she says.

Barbara Robinson found her brother, James Moss, dead last October.

He was shot to death.

His case is also unsolved.

For Robinson, the images of the day she found him still play over in her head.

“My heart already was low. It just sunk. It just sunk into my stomach to find my brother dead," she says.

These ladies have had enough, so on September 12th, they’re organizing a peace walk at Fontenelle Park. They want to fill the area with people who want to stop the violence.

They want everyone to know that real families are affected by these murders in the city. That's why they're telling their stories.

They're calling on everyone to come together, solve unanswered questions, get killers off the streets, and put an end to the violence.

“You know, people would rather sit there and watch a fight, than break one up. This is what our community has come to and it’s sad. It’s very sad,” Bush says.

The event will take place on September 12th at 6 p.m. at Fontenelle Park.

They're asking all victims of violence to bring a poster, balloons, and remember their loved ones.

They ladies add, they're hoping city leaders will also get involved with the event.

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