RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The rise in crime rates across the city has community leaders encouraging people to participate and take action.
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, members of the community participated in a local peace walk and roundtable discussion Monday.
The event was organized by Coaches Against Violence Everywhere (C.A.V.E).
“Break the Silence” brings the community together to bring awareness and peaceful discussion to the rising crime rates in the city.
Maurice Tyler, the organizer for C.A.V.E, says violent crimes will not be tolerated anymore.
“We can work together and foster better communities; become a better place to working-class families,” Tyler said. “To show Richmond can be a place for kids to play outside and be in harmony.”