Springfield Holds a Rally to Stop the Hate

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (wggb) – Brandon Daniels was a 28 year-old father of 3 when he was gunned down in the Old Hill neighborhood of Springfield this fall. Pubi Alexander was the victim of the 15th homicide of the year in Springfield, his death was attributed to gang violence.

Today, music, food and a party-like atmosphere brought people out to Magazine Park. It was all part of a rally to bring awareness and an end to the violence in Springfield put on by the Committed Residents of Springfield.

“People just need to know that they need to start with their kids at home and show them love and compassion because all that trickles out into the streets. And if you’re there for your kids, then your kids will be there for other people,” said Jennifer Diaz, the events organizer.

All of the proceeds from donations made at the rally were donated to the families of Daniels and Alexander.

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  • janetandbillssexlife

    Geez I HATE these lovie dovie rallies…

    • alpinequeen

      Is there anything you don’t hate?

  • Jake

    Couldn’t agree more! Shocked there weren’t any driveby shootings at this stupid-ass rally!

  • Jloenlacasa

    U both sound pathetic….it was beautiful and will continue to be beautiful to overcome the negativity such as yours

    • janetandbillssexlife

      Slow down hoedown, I was kidding. That freek after me appears to be serious though.

      • alpinequeen

        Ed the genius, hagis to he, world peace no war…

        • alpinequeen

          you are quite a piece of nonsense…

  • doggone

    Keeping violent television off the air wouldn’t be a bad idea.

  • alpinequeen

    It’s good to see events like this happening as it gives concerned community members a chance to come together and do something positive.