March for LMPD anti-violence campaign '90 Days & 90 Night'

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by Brittany Gonzalez

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 6 at 12:42 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- LMPD kicked off a new campaign to curb violence on Tuesday evening called “90 days and 90 night.” The goal is to encourage safe streets across the city.

“A lot of our neighborhoods have been plagued with property crimes, violent crimes, and this is a just a time to come out together and say enough is enough,” said Major Kim Kraeszig.

Police plan to hold several different marches in neighborhoods all over the city where participants will wear bright neon t-shirts as a symbol for unity and as way to show their presence in deterring crime.

The first walk took place in the Oakdale neighborhood where dozens of people showed up. 9 year-old Erica Hughes helped lead the march. Hughes was shot three times when she was 2 years-old in her home. Her mother, Earon Harper, was shot and killed. “I’m just trying to tell them to stop what they are doing,” said Hughes.

Robert Thornbery attended the walk with his 7th grade son, Phillip, because he wants to help raise awareness in his neighborhood. “ We have to watch these streets. They are very dangerous.”

Police hope that more and more people will attend each walk.

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