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Community calls for change as Stockton reports 10th homicide in 2022

Violence has escalated in Stockton this month. In nine days six people were killed between February 11 and February 19. So far, ten people have died in the city this year. Compared to previous years, the number of violent crimes in the city is staggering. 39 people were killed in 2021 and 56 in 2020, according to Stockton police. Hundreds gathered at the Victory Park in Stockton on the steps of the Haggin Museum on Tuesday night for a prayer service. The event was organized by community groups to support families affected by the gun violence in the city. Many of those who attended the event lost loved ones.Stephanie Hatten told KCRA 3 her brother was shot Monday night. She is alive. But that it is painful to be accustomed to her family. “For us as human beings to take life in peace and prosperity? No, the city of Stockton. We are better than that,” she said. “We will not allow these guns to take over our city.” Baetriz Barajas says her daughter was shot dead six years ago at a mechanic on the eve of her 25th birthday. She left two children. “Sometimes when you see these stories there is a family suffering from the pain I am suffering from, it is very painful,” Barajas told KCRA 3. “Here together, we will bring change. ” Both women turned their own. heat at work.Hatten founded Bolda Bridges Inc. to support families affected by the gun crisis and to “turn” the use of Stockton from guns to education, employment and play. She is also the co-chair of the Stockton chapter of Survivors and Crimes for Security and Justice, which focuses on community healing and advocacy for policy changes in local governments. To contact her, you can email boldabridgesinc@yahoo.com. After her daughter died, Barajas learned English to be a voice for other Hispanic and Latino parents who lost their children to gun violence. She founded the Madres Con Angeles Association to provide for these mothers. support system and can be contacted on the attached website. Tuesday night, Stockton Mayor Kevin J. Lincoln II led a prayer service. “Wherever we as a city are, as long as there is one person affected. to ensure that we support these families, ”he told the gathering.

Violence has escalated in Stockton this month.

In nine days, six people were shot and killed between February 11 and February 19.

So far, only 10 people have died so far this year.

Compared to previous years, the number of violent crimes in the city is staggering. There were 39 murders in 2021 and 56 in 2020, according to Stockton police.

Hundreds gathered at Stockton’s Victory Park on the Haggin Museum on Tuesday night for a prayer service. The event was organized by community groups to support families affected by the gun violence in the city. Many who attended the event lost loved ones.

Stephanie Hatten told KCRA 3 her brother was shot Monday night. She is alive. But that it is painful to be accustomed to her family.

“For us as human beings to take life in peace and on a regular basis? No, the city of Stockton. We are better than that,” she said. “We will not allow these guns to take over our city.”

Baetriz Barajas says her daughter was shot dead six years ago at a mechanic on the eve of her 25th birthday. She is survived by two children.

“Sometimes when you see these stories [that] “There is a family that is suffering from the pain I am experiencing. It is very hot,” Barajas told KCRA 3. “Here together, we will bring change.”

Both women returned their warmth to work.

Hatten founded Bolda Bridges Inc. to support families affected by gun violence and to “turn” the use of Stockton from guns to education, work and play.

She is also the director of the Stockton department Survivors of Crime for Security and Justice, which focuses on community healing and advocacy for policy changes in local governments. To contact her, you can email boldabridgesinc@yahoo.com.

After her daughter died, Barajas learned English to be a voice for other Hispanic and Latino parents who lost their children to violence and gun violence.

She is the founder of the organization Madres Con Angeles to give those mothers a support system and they can be contacted on the related Facebook page.

On Tuesday night, Stockton Mayor Kevin J. Lincoln II led a prayer rally.

“Wherever we are as a city, as long as there is one person affected by the violence, we will do everything in our power to support these families,” he told the gathering.

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