MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A call to action will be held in North Minneapolis on Saturday after gun violence took another life earlier this week.

William Harper, a taxi driver, was shot and killed on Wednesday night.

That followed a number of violent incidents in the neighborhood, including the death of Jason Youngmark earlier this month, a 14-year-old girl being shot in the leg while inside her home, and the death of 3-year-old Terrell Mayes Junior back in December.

The vigil will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. at 26th and Emerson.

Activists will be asking the community to stand up against the violence.

Comments (15)
  1. Margo says:

    “Activists will be asking the community to stand up against the violence.”

    — Like it makes a difference. It’s such a shame all the ghetto thugs are destroying an entire section of the city. Animals!

  2. Taxpayer says:

    Yeah we also have to look at how these Ghetto Thugs are created. I think it was a wise qoute which said “He who does not teach his son a craft teaches him brigandage”. The mothers and fathers have no interest in actually raising their children.

    1. Ash says:

      There for it is 100% their FAULT. So now THEY get to sit and wallow in what THEY made!!!!!!!!!

  3. kevin says:

    The last time they had a peace rally there…..they had a drive by shooting…..you just can not make this stuff up…….

    1. Dave says:

      No doubt. Rally, rally, rally, hand-wring, hand-wring, hand-wring. End the subsides and rentals in North NOW. The ghetto trash are no longer welcome. Why do our elected leaders always cater to these people?

  4. Darren says:

    I would like to know the following:

    How many of these people that are arrested after shooting someone are:

    1. Have no father
    2. Grew up on Welfare
    3. Came from another state.
    4. DOn’t go to school.
    5. Don’t have a job.
    6. Have an arrest record, including a juvenile record.
    7. Have multiple family members

    I believe that will be over 75% of your problems right there. If you think I am wrong I would like to hear your explanation.

    1. Dave says:

      And, those are some pretty huge problems to address. Is it partially society’s responsibility to address them, yes. However, the burden lies mainly with the individual. There is no need for an entire part of the city to suffer because of this behavior from a limited, yet distinguished and defined group of people. I’m not in the mood anymore to play host to them.

    2. StanleyPeterson says:

      You might have to fight the Unions, Political lead Public School Systems and the News Media. Plus Washington D.C.! The clouds are forming and things don’t look that good. So, get a 2nd home in the North Woods and get ready! Something most likely happen within the next 12 months….Think about it?

  5. StanleyPeterson says:

    In Minneapolis what do you expect, a Sunday School Picnic? Remember the Gladiators are winning . Romans 49 Christians 0. No Law, just disorder…./gulp? Blame it on our Union Educational System!…..Ufta!

  6. JL says:

    Elected officials and society caters to people who fall into urban crime because they’re physically terrified of them. Why are so many of these kids immensely popular at suburban schools? Because they’re a novelty, they’re perceived as tough and athletic. People say nothing because they can’t fight them. That’s why society treats gay people so badly; they’re not physically intimidating (for the most part). Not to be disrespectful to this cab driver, but at 33 he has SEVEN kids?! This has to stop. Nobody, unless they live on a farm somewhere, needs seven children anymore. That is insane, it’s very selfish, and irresponsible. Who will take care of all these kids now? Yes, education has to be confronted head-on. People have to stop being afraid of the loudness and intimidation from these kids’ parents (they are loud and obnoxious because you let them!) and start making these kids go to school. If the kid doesn’t go and the parent doesn’t feel like being a parent, after so many offences the parent should be sent up to the state work farm in Eveleth while the kid is sent off to a reform school.

  7. Crazy Joe says:

    Gun violence, they make it sound like the guns are committing the crimes.
    Sad liberal reporting.

  8. Ash says:

    Remember “No Snitchin”

  9. mpls cabbies are cool says:

    I hate to see the day, when passengers sit behind bullet proof glass.

    Gang dares, know what they are. Don’t beware, Be Aware.

    Prohibition makes criminals of people who only focus on profit. Our own homebrew of cartels. They will do whatever to belong (no real family life and parents on drugs due to prohibition and shame) and do whatever to make money. a never ending cycle until we have sensible drug policies.

  10. Inercity says:

    We have a welfare system that supports this violent behavor and encourges single parent homes with multipul children. People that do not work to support their lives have little respect for the lives of others.

  11. Tommy Solo says:

    This is all barb johnson’s fault. she is not only the council’woman’ for this area she is the council president for crying out loud!!! Her and her relatives have OWNED that seat for most of a century. Smells like N.Korea around here. Time for some of that change I keep hearing about. Let N.mpls. burn to the ground. Who the #*&@ cares!!!

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