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Group aims to stop violence through awareness

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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A grassroots effort is underway locally to take a stand against violence in our community.

'Code Red' is comprised of a group of citizens who say they are tired of losing their friends, family members and neighbors to senseless violence.

The group is partnering with Bishop L. Lawrence Brandon and the Praise Temple Church, The Northwest Louisiana Community Development Corporation and elected officials to spread their anti-violence message.

"What we're doing now is going to individuals and letting them know how important it is that they help with crime prevention and we believe it starts with education and making people understand the consequences of the choices they make.  And we believe that if we can get it at that level, maybe we could stop a lot of violent incidents from occurring", said Sam Jenkins, Shreveport city councilman.

Their ultimate goal is to create safer communities for all of us and preventing further bloodshed.

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