Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Marching for peace in Northeast

Residents and police will hold a Peace in the Northeast march against violence on Saturday morning in Highland Park. While crime stats show a drop in crime compared to last year, Highland Park has experiences several shootings, including the deaths of two boys walking from school on Figueroa Street. More information on the march from Northeast Division Capt. Bill Murphy:

"Just want to remind everyone about the Peace in Northeast March this Saturday June 13, 2009, @ 10 AM, Sycamore Grove Park (4702 N. Figueroa St.). This will be a great opportunity for all the residents of Northeast Area to come out and march aginst violence on our strrets. Last year's march was a tremendous sucess and we hope to have even more people march this year. Please come and make it a family day and march with your your neighbors.

We are still looking for donations of water for the march participants. If you know anyone (businesses or residents) who could donate water please call 213-485-2549. Thanks and hope to see you there Saturday! Bill"


  1. Northeast PD had a golf tournament fundraiser and they raised over $18,000.00. They also received about another $10,000 from the GPNC for the Peace in Northeast March, Explorers Scouts, Drew Estara Block Park, and CPAB Summit. Now, what gets me, what happened with all that money? Never has come up before the police commission agenda allowing Northeast to accept that money and in-kind donations. Why are they asking for water when they have all that money? Hmmm.

  2. other than the po-po. who else has money in the area to donate?