According to Mr. Reggie Lewis of Cure Violence, Columbus, 31903, 31906, 31907, and 31904 are the four most dangerous zip codes in the city of Columbus. “Basically, your Carver Heights, Macon Road, area, Forrest Road Area, back up towards Buena Vista road toward Farr Road area.”
Too often, we hear, I wish I could have, or I should have, we don't want to be a part of the crowd that "just talks." We want to be a part of the result! Have you ever felt as though you were alone? Have you ever thought that no one understood you? What about wanting to give up? Now imaging those same feelings in a child who can't grasp the concept of what they are feeling, a child that is just reaching adolescence, and they can not put into words what they are feeling or why they are feeling that way. The only thing they know to do is act out, or the only guidance they have comes from the streets or delinquent behavior. How can that be ok? There is no possible way a child who doesn't' have proper guidance, structure, or surroundings can positively benefit from those circumstances. We are here to make sure FCDP provides as many possibilities as possible because we want to ensure that each child has an empowered, informed, and infinite choice!
FCDP believes that every child deserves to live a full life. We know that the City of Columbus is not as safe as it once was, and with us being Committed to bridging the dived that cripples the youth and their future by equipping them with the power of choice. We WILL change that! No parent deserves to bury their child before they have had the chance to experience life. We have to teach our city's youth that there are other alternatives to violence and guns! Life should not be taken at the end of a gun, out of spite, grievance, "street cred," or for show. This is why we will use our workshops to explain the importance of guns, safety, and the vitalness of self-defense training! We will continue to push for the day where this list is ZERO!
Feb. 6: Jaylan Dobbins, 19.
Feb. 10: Sara Holtrop, 18.
Feb. 25: Corey Jones, 16.
Feb. 25: Mary Anne Smith, 22 months.
March 17: Quindarius Ford, 17.
May 31: Carson Skinner, 17.
June 15: Saiveon Pugh, 18; Jesse Ransom, 17
August 13: Cortez Richardson, 12.
August 15: Jamel Griffin, 19.
August 28: Roger Feggins, 16.
September 20: Kaleb Morning, 16.
October 8/March 30: Jamier Roberts, 3-months.
November 5: Deondre Reynolds, 17
Nov. 25: Travis Walton, 15
December 14: Kamarie Holland, 5
Ava and Alyse Williams 9 and 6 years old Died on Jan. 2
Janaria Muhammad 15 years old Died on Feb. 16
Daylon Burnett 15 years old Died on March 1
Joshua Rodriguez 15 years old Died on April 9
Sterlyn Bullock 15 years old Died on May 5
DaMya Hudnall 13 years old Died on June 13
Max Mendoza 12 years old Died on July 3
Evans 8 years old Died on Aug. 24
Mychal Moultry Jr. 4 years old Died on Sept. 5
Troy Dueñez 3 years old Died on Oct. 18
Hana St. Juliana 14 years old Died on Nov. 30
Elyjah Munson 11 years old Died on Dec. 9
February 1, 2022
Mahjree Pierson 3
March 31, 2022
Markayla Marshall 17
April 10, 2022.
12-year-old killed in an accidental shooting on Norris Road
April 10, 2022
Marque Humber 19.
June 5, 2022
Rotravious Lofton 17
GUNS HAVE BECOME THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AMONG CHILDREN!!!
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