CREATED Oct. 24, 2012
Omaha, NE - One signature at a time, a group of Omaha residents promises to bring about a positive community in every way they can. "No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care," Terrry Liggins said.
Terry Liggins signed the peace pledge because of the way violence has affected his family. He formed the group 'Tory' or Time Out Reaching Youth. It's named after his brother Tory who was killed in 2006 as a result of gang violence. "My goal and mission is to really intervene in the young kids lives so they don't end up at the wrong place at the wrong time like my own brother did and end up being another victim of this gang violence and this gun violence like my brother did."
Gun violence has rattled several Omaha neighborhoods in recent weeks. On Sunday, 16 year old Montrell Wiseman was shot dead. Community leaders and residents are fed up and pledged their full support this afternoon - promising to cooperate with police and help mentor at-risk youth in hopes of bringing about a peaceful, non-violent community.
"I applaud the groups that are here and the leaders and the administration but impact has on a one on won basis and you really have to have people out there, not only behind actually working with the kids too so mentorship is gonna be strong too ," Liggins said.