Greenville Group Meets To Begin Fight Against Black On Black Crime

By: Dan Yesenosky/ April Davis
By: Dan Yesenosky/ April Davis

Dontae Haddock was shot in what Greenville Police say was a gang-related shooting and his death June 30th led one local group to start taking action against black on black crime.

More than 2 dozen people showed up in Greenville Thursday night for the Benevolence Corps' meeting to discuss solutions and strategies. Executive Director Keith Cooper says when Haddock was killed he knew something had to be done.

"So yes it was the last straw, and unless we grapple with the situation- deal with it effectively and strategically; we're going to have more of those kinds of instances," said Cooper.

Cooper and others spoke to the group, with the main focus being on youth outreach. They said mentoring children as young as 9 years old can have great impacts on their futures.

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