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Freedom Corner Festival brings unity and hope for an end to violence

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

People came together in one Jackson neighborhood to call for an end to the violence in their city.

A festival was held Sunday afternoon at Freedom Corner, complete with live music and free school supplies for kids.

Jackson Councilwoman Larita Cooper-Stokes spearheaded the event.

JPD Chief Lee Vance was also on hand, and said his department would do all it can to prevent violent crimes in the capital city.

"We want peace and prosperity in our communities. Whether it be south Jackson, whether it be Midtown, whether it be North Jackson. Our goals are the same.  So, if citizens are willing to stand up to say enough is enough, I am certainly willing to come and stand with them because certainly I share that sentiment," Vance said.

Councilwoman Cooper-Stokes also handed out certificates to Chief Vance and others for their efforts to improve the community.

 

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