Peace rally held in the wake of recent violence

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A rally for peace was held today at the Church of the Harvest on Bloomfield Road in Macon.

Macon-Bibb County Sheriff David Davis was on hand to speak to a crowd gathered in support of stopping the rash of violence that has occurred in the city in recent months, as well as various incidents all across the country.

Leon Jones, the county coroner for Macon-Bibb, was also present and believes the community should take a stand, “A 14-year-old child getting shot, minding her own business. That’s ridiculous.”

Jones was speaking in reference to Ta’Shuntis Roberts, the teenager who was recently killed in a drive-by shooting at her home on Lindwood Drive. She was laid to rest this past Saturday.

“Where’s the national black leaders?” Jones continued. “Where are they at? I know they know about it. What, does she have to be killed by a white policeman before they get on their Learjets and fly down here?”

Jones also took time to speak to the crowd, “[Roberts] life was just as valuable, just as important. This girl was in her own house minding her own business. 14-years-old, snatched from her family.”

Also at the rally were District 3 commissioner Elaine Lucas, and Bibb County School Board president Dr. Thelma Dillard.

Categories: Bibb County, Local News

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