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NAACP Calls for a Ceasefire

September 24th, 2009 by flanews

The Florida NAACP is calling for a statewide ceasefire.

Several recent shootings, including a double murder in Tallahassee, has community activist fired up. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Department of Corrections joined NAACP representatives at the state capitol today in a call for action. The groups are asking schools, churches and other community organizations around the state to join forces to stop gun violence. Florida State Conference NAACP President Adora Obi Nweze said it will take a statewide effort to stop the violence.

It really is everybodys business in Florida. It really should not be the NAACP or just one department, one individual or one group. It has to be everybody because only when all of us get sick and tired of being sick and tired that we actually begin to address this together, said Nweze.

The call to action comes as FDLE announces a 10 percent drop in violent crime of the first half of the year.

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