Jackson residents walk for peace & unity

Posted at 8:17 AM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 08:17:59-04

Jackson Community Members fed up with crime and violence nationwide and in the city, take to the streets.

Residents led by Pastor James Hines of Lily Missionary Baptist Church walked for peace and unity Monday afternoon. Hines says it is time to stand together against acts of unrest.

The group of about two dozen residents walked peacefully along the streets of Jackson's south side with Jackson Police.

Hines says everyone must stand together against black on black crimes, law enforcement crimes and crimes against police by civilians.

The peaceful walk comes in the wake of the shootings of two black men by police last week in Louisiana and Minnesota.

Law enforcement officers in Jackson County will sit down with members of the community. A community discussion is scheduled for Wednesday night at the Martin Luther King Center on Adrian Street in Jackson.

Police will be on hand to listen to any concerns residents might have. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m.