Students Organize Anti-Violence March & Vigil In Greenville

The Student Government Association at East Carolina University in Greenville will hold an anti-violence march and vigil next week.

The march will start at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday near the place where two men were gunned down this week to the cupola on campus. The vigil will take place at the cupola at 7:30 p.m.

"I think this march is very important, " Kendra Parks of the SGA said. "We need to stop the violence and find other solutions to fix the problem."

Parks says an invitation to the vigil will be sent out to the families of the victims.


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  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Aug 2, 2009 at 02:19 AM
    The majority, begging for peace while the minority prey on them. Law inforcement and prosecutors need to be given the clearance to crack down hard, putting up with nothing out of these thugs on the street and locking them up for a long time when they get out of line. Begging will do nothing but make them gloat and give them confidence that they have beaten you because you are afraid.
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Jul 10, 2009 at 09:20 AM
    Marches and speaking so you are heard make a difference. If we could ask Dr. King, he would agree. Call your representatives. Continue to voice your opinions.
  • by Matthew Location: East Carolina University on Jul 6, 2009 at 11:37 AM
    The march will start at the Other Place on 5th street at 7 and will end at the Cupola at the center of the university. There will be a memorial service and a candle-light vigil at 7:30 when the march is finished.
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Jul 6, 2009 at 09:30 AM
    This all sounds nice and I support anyone voicing their opinion. But ECU and its students are not the problem. Until you get organizations like the SCLC to demand changes in their community instead of blaming its problems on everyone else, there will never be changes. You also have 2 Greenville City council members trying to divert attention from the crime by talking about alleged "racism" in the clubs. Keep in mind you had one Greenville City Council member say that ECU was a "racist school" during a orientation. The problem is not new. It is as old as time itself. It is called lack of morality, lack of responsibility and lack of parenting.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jul 5, 2009 at 03:09 AM
    voter, they aren't trying to scare the thugs. They are trying to love the thugs. They think if they tell them how tolerant, good hearted, loving, fair and sorrowful they are, the thugs won't hurt them. You don't keep a gator from eating you by laying down in front of it.
  • by voter Location: nc on Jul 5, 2009 at 12:24 AM
    great move,,,,that'll teach em..burn a candle even. you pacifists are a force to be dealt with. if the scum isn't scared away by that,,,try a tantrum,,,maybe hold your breath. snoopdog will definately change his ways at that point. great plan!!!
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jul 4, 2009 at 05:36 PM
    "to Tad", what problem have you recognized? Some blather about the need to come together, love each other, don't hurt anybody's feelings by bringing up things like statistics, facts, logic, etc or have you finally come to a point where you recognize what is reality. This tragic incident is disturbing on it's own, but it is one of a continuous string of violent crimes perpetrated by the same small sub group of people. If you cannot recognize the fact that we have an epidemic of crime being committed by young African American males, you are not yet fully emerged from the hole you have been in. Meaningless slogans will not solve this problem, we must come to a point where we can see the truth for what it is and not shudder at the thought that someone may call us a racist for recognizing facts as facts, even if it hurts someones feelings. When we can, as a society, define the problem as what it really is, we can decide what step 2 is.
  • by to Tad Location: nc on Jul 4, 2009 at 04:35 PM
    ok, so if you don't like the march idea for taking a stand against violence, what do you suggest as step 2? I think everyone has recognized that their is a problem.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jul 4, 2009 at 04:04 PM
    The ECU student march shows that they are concerned, and willing to take a step forward, unlike others that just complain.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jul 4, 2009 at 01:38 PM
    What are you going to do? Have a march, a big love in maybe. Then deny the real problem with some more feel good, ignore the truth, tolerance garbage. Wake up! Read crime statistics and take STEP 1 for solving it. STEP 1 is to recognize the REAL problem! We have been in the midst of an epidemic for many years and burying heads in your butts to feel good about yourself will not solve the problem.
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