Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (D – 57th District) and Rev. Clinton M. Miller, Pastor of Brown Memorial Baptist Church, will be joined by family members of the victims, other elected officials, community leaders and residents at 121 Lefferts Place in Clinton Hill, the site of a recent execution style double homicide that left two teenagers dead. The group will call upon residents of Central Brooklyn to take responsibility for the recent spate of shootings in the area and to demand an atmosphere of civility in the neighborhoods.
Although New York City is seeing record-low declines in overall crime, the numbers in Central Brooklyn remain stubbornly high. “Community building is not a spectator sport,” said Assemblyman Jeffries. “Civic engagement and a mutual understanding of community responsibility are at the core of deflating this scourge of violence from our neighborhoods.”
On Christmas Eve, Robert Grant, 19 and his close friend, Oliver Anthony Maitland, 16, were both shot in the head around 9:45 p.m. Investigators have no suspects.
Following the vigil, the wake and funeral for Mr. Grant will take place at Brown Memorial Baptist Church, located at 438 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill.
WHAT: Prayer Vigil
WHEN: Sunday, December 30
WHERE: *121 Lefferts Place
(Between Classon and Grand avenues)
*Take the C train to Clinton-Washington Ave. and walk east 3 blocks on Fulton Street to Classon Ave. Turn right on Classon Ave. and walk one block to Lefferts Place.
Contact: Nicholas Moore (347) 679-1220