Peace Walk Remembers Victims Of Violence, Calls For Justice

By: WOWT Email
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It was a year ago that James Moss was murdered. The case remains unsolved. His sister, Barbara Robinson, found him shot to death. Saturday, she led a peace walk in Omaha asking for the truth, and calling for an end to the violence.

A year without answers for his murder has been difficult.

"I'm disappointed, and honestly, I'm angry," she said.

So, for the anniversary of his murder, she organized the peace walk.

Family members of other victims came to support her.

After a prayer, the families displayed banners with photos of their lost loved ones while other signs asked drivers along the walk route near North 30th and Taylor streets to honk for peace.

Buffy Bush, the sister of Jameila Hesseltine, who was discovered murdered in her apartment with Carl Reed back in September of 2011, added she also wants someone to come forward with the answers to these murders.

"We want the people that know something to talk. It's time to talk. Just like Mother Nash said, 'Break the chain of silence.' Take back our community from these murderers," Bush said.

Robinson and others want to encourage a culture where witnesses talk and justice prevails. "I want them to remember. I want to strike somebody's nerve for something they're holding inside that they're not telling or they're not saying. I want to provoke someone to come forward," said Robinson.

Robinson isn't just asking the community to get involved, but also the Omaha police department and mayor.

She says she invited them to a peace walk last month, but neither showed.

So she held Saturday's at the police department's northeast precinct, however, she still never got an answer.

"We want the homicide department to let us know not just by a phone call, but by appearance, that they are not forgetting about our loved ones," Robinson said.

Channel 6 did check with the mayor's office and police department. Both say they were not invited to Saturday's event, or last month's peace walk.

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