"A drug-free summer:" Community members gather at Victory over Violence Park with one goal in mind
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- People rallied in a place called 'Victory Over Violence' Park on Milwaukee's north side on Wednesday.
Children, adults, law enforcement, officers, and lawmakers all met with one goal.
"What we're shooting for is to go for a drug-free summer. That's gonna be a tough, tough bill to fill."
Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt was just one of a long list of leaders at the rally in the city's Harambee neighborhood.
We hear adults talk about the problems in our neighborhoods a lot. What we don't often hear is children, talking about what drugs do to the people they know and love.
"This man was on drugs and he hit my sister's father and he died in a car accident. And I took that hard."
"We're tired of the tears, we're tired of the violence, we're tired of losing people in our community due to drugs and violence. And our optic, what we want people to get is that this has to stop."
Organizers of the rally talked about a partnership with law enforcement, elected officials, faith-based groups, businesses, and even the media.