'Maybe today is enough': Ald. Donovan, faith leaders speak out after violence, boy killed

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- "Maybe today, finally, maybe today enough is finally enough," Ald. Bob Donovan said.

Ald. Bob Donovan standing with Milwaukee Clergy Saturday hoping that this day is different.

Hours after devastating city violence including a five-year-old boy killed by gunfire.

"The sad reality is people's lives are broken," Donovan added.

Pastor Marty Calderon is one of many, using his faith as inspiration to help those in need.

He wants people to put aside their differences and titles, and focus on the work.

"If this is a spark to something, let's blow on it and see if it'll create a fire and let's see if it'll spread all over so that we're able to work with one another," Calderon said.

As for the answers, Donovan said violence isn't just a problem for government to solve.

To him, protecting families starts with community.

"If every decent citizen in Milwaukee. If every church, if every business stepped up to the plate, what a powerful movement that would be," he said.

Donovan also added that if Milwaukee can unite for the Democratic National Convention, then people should be able to do same to combat violence.


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