Community Leaders Call for Peace in Wake of Racially-Charged Violence
At one time, it was necessary to stand up and march in the name of justice.
But now, one community leader said it's time for people to sit down and start talking in the name of unity and peace.
Rev. Milford Griner wants to steer Gainesville away from violence and racial tension in the aftermath of Trayvon Martin's killing.
Monday, Griner and other leaders asked citizens to show restraint and patience as the criminal case of George Zimmerman makes its way through the legal system.
The calls to peace come after two recent violent and racially-charged incidents in Gainesville, both of which involved the invocation of Trayvon's name.
Griner was joined by several other community leaders as well as representatives from the Gainesville Police Department and the city commission.
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