Community Rallies Against Gun Violence

(l-r) Assemblyman Gjonaj; Crystal Razer from Stand Up to Violence; Senator Klein; 78th Assembly District State Committeeman Kenny Agosto; Minister Kwame Thompson, Stand Up to Violence outreach coordinator; Joseph Thompson, 49th Precinct Community Council president; Lorraine Ritter, Pelham Parkway Houses Residents Council president; 80th Assembly District State Committeeman Joseph McManus and Deacon Thomas Tortorella from St. Lucy’s Church.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and the Pelham Parkway Residents Council joined Jacobi Medical Center’s violence interruption program Stand Up to Violence in rallying against gun violence on Friday, May 27 at the Pelham Parkway Houses. The community rally was held to address the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Ackeem Davis on Thursday, May 19 at 810 Astor Avenue.

Residents joined community leaders and local elected officials in rallying against gun violence.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

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