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It’s not right. And it’s up to you to make the change at home,” Latasha Toye LeFlore said.
The LeFlore family’s pain is still raw. Army, died just a few weeks ago. He was shot and killed outside the Reign Lounge.
Kyle’s father, Kay LeFlore, broke down speaking about his son.
“Don’t forget us. We’re still suffering,” he said.
The church was filled with people who’ve lost loved ones to murder,
and many of the cases remain unsolved.
“We’ve been fighting this fight for a long time,” Barbara Robinson said.
Robinson is a community activist. Her brother was murdered five years ago. There haven’t been any arrests.
“I am grateful that we now have some louder, stronger voices so that maybe some of those cold cases will get solved,” she said.
Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer also addressed the crowd and said the department is making progress on making the city safer.
“Last year’s homicide rate was the lowest in a decade. We’re seeing fewer shootings. Those numbers have dropped from almost 250 in 2007, to fewer than 100 in 2017,” Schmaderer said.
He’s hopeful the campaign will bring even more positive change. It’s what the LeFlore family is also hoping for.
“The community has come alive since Kyle’s death. They’re outraged. I’m just hoping that they’ll come forth with some information on some of the other homicides,
” Kyle’s father said.