Vigil Held for Crime Victims

By: News 10
By: News 10

"We all need to come together and try to curtail the violence and understand what it means and how it impacts everyone, not just that one person but everyone that's in the community."

"Homicide has a ripple effect". Those words from a mother whose teenage son was murdered 11 years ago At Wednesday night's Michigan Crime Victims Vigil. The annual event started in 1985 as a way to remember people killed in violent crimes and to honor people who've gone out of their way to help the victims' families. Sylvia Banks' son Deon was killed in 2003. She said "We all need to come together and try to curtail the violence and understand what it means and how it impacts everyone, not just that one person but everyone that's in the community," when asked what message she hopes come out of the vigil. The Michigan Crime Victim Foundation sponsors the vigil. This year's keynote speaker was Tyler MacEachran, the head of the state chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving".


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