Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Stop Shooting, Start Living
Lance Taylor was just 23 years old when he was shot to death in February while confronting a man who was trying to steal beer from a Circle K store in west Phoenix. Earlier this month a peace march and candlelight vigil were held in his memory. At least 100 people gathered outside Golden Gate Community Center where the peace march began.
Members of the Mitchell Golden Gate Neighborhood Association were out in force. Phyllis Habib, director of Golden Gate Community Center calls GGCC a "safe haven.'" "This young man's murder highlights the importance of change in the neighborhood," Phyllis added. "Our community is poised to change in so many ways. We are working to stop the shooting and start living."