Tulsans Gather For Rally Against Violence

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 9:33 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, OKLAHOMA -- Some Tulsans are fed up with the violence in their neighborhood.

They gathered Saturday night at Franklin Park for a rally with a simple message -- Stop Shooting, Start Thinking... Keep Living.

Residents say this has been one of the most violent summers they've seen and people shouldn't just stick their heads in the sand and ignore the problem.

"There's not a North Tulsa, South Tulsa, East Tulsa, West Tulsa when it comes to murder. It's a Tulsa problem, and we all need get on the bandwagon. We all need to speak up and say, 'hey, the violence has gotta stop,'" said Jason Trent, event organizer.

Trent knows how violence affects families. His son, Jake, was shot and killed in 2009 when he answered the door at a friend's home. 

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Trent is holding the Skate 4 Jake party and fundraiser Sunday in Broken Arrow at Roller Sports. The event will raise money for anti-violence efforts.

All the fun gets started at 6:00 p.m. $6 buys snacks and gets you in the door to skate.

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