Clayton County organization actively pushes to halt gun violence, declaring a state of emergency

Parents in the metro area express grave concerns over the escalating gun violence that has claimed the lives of their children.

A group of individuals acknowledges the issue and takes action to address it. Let Us Make Man, an organization, recently conducted a news conference to announce an upcoming conference. The main objective of this event is to assist young offenders in finding a positive path in life.

In a recent interview with Channel 2, Tom Jones had the opportunity to speak with Beverly LaFleur about the group’s ongoing efforts.

“I fully support any initiative aimed at raising awareness among young people about the devastating consequences of violence. It breaks my heart that instead of spending quality time with my 15-year-old son, Samuel, at home, I now have to visit his gravesite.”

“I can’t bear the thought of not being able to see my son,” she whispered, her voice filled with sorrow, as she stood by his gravesite.

Jones also had a conversation with Lawrence Thorne, who tragically lost his 18-year-old son, Julius, to a senseless murder committed by two young men. During their discussion, Jones inquired about the depth of Thorne’s longing for his beloved son.

He responded, “Every single day.”

They both concur that youth violence is spiraling out of control.

LaFleur emphasized the importance of children setting aside firearms and engaging in alternative activities.

“We find ourselves in a state of emergency,” expressed Derrick Boazman, a member, during a news conference held right outside the Clayton County courthouse.

He highlighted the importance of village elders taking a stand, stating, “If they don’t step up, the village idiots will.”

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The group has recently made an exciting announcement about an upcoming conference aimed at addressing youth violence. This conference will bring together young offenders, concerned families, and various experts in the field. The event will feature seminars and discussions led by gang experts and other influential individuals who are determined to make a positive impact on young people’s lives and guide them towards a better future.

Member Mawuli Davis expressed, “Here we are, when they ask where are black men.”

Thorne is hopeful that the conference will address the issue of parents who abandon their children to manage on their own.

“When children are left to fend for themselves, they often turn to the streets, seeking a surrogate parental figure.”

LaFleur strongly supports any initiative that can reduce youth violence, as she believes it will greatly benefit young people whose minds often remain idle.

Let Us Make Man and other organizations have announced that they will be addressing various important topics, including mental health, scholarships, educational opportunities, and trades, at the upcoming conference. The conference is scheduled to take place on April 6 at 7 a.m. at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center.

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