Mothers of gun violence victims speak out during National Gun Violence Survivors Week
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- We are now in National Gun Violence Survivors Week, and to mark the occasion, an event was held at King Solomon Baptist Church in Milwaukee Monday night, Feb. 1.
It was called "Put 'em Down Milwaukee."
Among the speakers were several mothers who lost loved ones due to gun violence in Milwaukee, including the mother of 13-year-old Sandra Parks, who was killed by a stray bullet while she was sitting in her bedroom in 2018.
She got emotional as she called for an end to the violence.
"People killing they families in they houses, what is wrong with this world? We is not like this, y'all, we're better than this, we're so much better than this," Bernice Parks said. "It's gotta stop, it's gotta stop."
Other speakers included County Executive David Crowley, Acting Chief of Police Jeffrey Norman and other state and county leaders.