Vigil for Murdered Teen Goes On Despite Threats of Violence
CBS 58- A vigil for a murdered teen was plagued by threats of violence on social media.
Wednesday night people gathered at 19th and Capitol in Milwaukee, the very spot where 17-year-old Kemone Love was left to die after being shot a few blocks away on Monday. Dozens of people showed up, despite threats circulating on social media to “shoot up” the event. Police flanked both sides of the block to keep the group safe.
“If everybody come together as a team and talk about it, talk things out, maybe we can come to an agreement on something, take all the guns up off the street,” said 16-year-old Kelsey Edmond, Love’s cousin.
Among the voices calling for an end to the violence was Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee), a life-long resident of the neighborhood.
“I needed to come and be supportive and to say this is my neighborhood, this is my community, we’re claiming it,” Sen. Taylor said. “We’re not giving it up.”