Peace Walk: Hundreds Participate In The Last And Final Walk

Peace Walk: Hundreds Participate In The Last And Final Walk

Hundreds have been dedicating their last four Saturdays walking downtown Lexington, trying to put an end to the violence.
Saturday evening was the last peace walk of the summer.

The walks began July 12th, and were started by Anita Franklin, of Lexington.

Franklin's son, Antonio Franklin Jr., was shot and killed at Duncan Park back in April.

The goal - trying to put an end to the recent violence.

According to Police, there have been 12 homicides this year, in Lexington.

Since the first walk, no homicides have been reported in Lexington.

But we looked in our archives and immediately found nearly two dozen reports of violent crime.

However, Franklin said these walks are making a difference.

"As you look at this park, there are different people here; law enforcement, there are citizens. And we are learning to trust each other. That's what its about. This is what its going to take to stop all the crime here in Lexington," said Franklin.

"Things are going to happen sometimes. But if we can still make that jump that we can do together and pull out all our resources together- we can really make a difference," said Sgt. Rahsaan Berry, Lexington Police Dpt.




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