RVA Stop The Violence Rally 

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On Tuesday May 12th, community leaders, police and concerned citizens marched from Martin Luther King Middle School to Mosby Court in protest to recent violence.
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Marchers joined together at Martin Luther Kind Middle School to begin the rally. The murder of Ra'Keem Adkins, 22, in Mosby prompted the rally.
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Dozens of local citizens turned out for ht march
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Marchers chanted "Stop the Violence, Increase the Peace.
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The killing of Ra'Keem Adkins touched a nerve in the eight-knit community of Mosby Court.
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A makeshift memorial shows where Ra'Keeem Adkins was killed on May 7th, in the 1900 block of Redd Street.
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Joyce Kenney is comforted during the rally. Ra' Keem Adkins was her grandson.
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One of the rally's organizer's, J.J. Minor, gave a chilling warning to the those who carry guns in Mosby. "I am not afraid of you and I am coming for you."
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Elshaddai Watkins, 8, comforts Joyce Kenney, his great grandmother.
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One of the featured speakers was community activist Art Burton, who said to the crowd: "There is a special purpose for you in this community. There is an intention for you to be a light on this nation."
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Performing artist Young Prince Charles spoke to the crowd with a anti-bullying message.
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Police Chief Alfred Durham spoke about tragedy of having children witness violence and the vigils for murder victims.
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Children of all ages attended the rally in Mosby Court.
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Marchers joined together at Martin Luther Kind Middle School to begin the rally. The murder of Ra'Keem Adkins, 22, in Mosby prompted the rally.

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