Have you ever told a child to stop doing something and really expect them to obey you? What about telling criminals to stop being criminals for a weekend? Do you think they’ll really listen? Erricka Bridgeford, Training Director for Community Mediation Maryland, is doing just that. She and fellow activists, are pushing for the weekend of August 4 – 6 to have a 72-hour murder free period. She is hoping that criminals will put their guns away for the weekend and stop shooting each other. This notion has been tried before with little to no success.
Activists in Baltimore are attempting to promote a murder-free weekend by urging criminals to ditch their guns — despite the failure of previous community ceasefires to curb violence.
Activist Erricka Bridgeford has been pushing her campaign for a violence-free weekend since May, and the idea has garnered support on social media. She and other activists are calling for a 72-hour ceasefire from Aug. 4 to Aug. 6.
“This is a city-wide call, asking Baltimore residents to celebrate life during the ceasefire,” the event’s website stated.
Baltimore has been marred by violence for years. The city has seen 188 murders already this year…
If stopping criminals from committing their crimes was as simple as asking them to stop, America would have been crime free centuries ago. The problem is that we have a couple of generations who have no respect for the law or for other people and it’s all the product of a Godless America and public-school system that teaches they are no different than other animals who kill in order to survive. With God and real purpose to their lives, far too many people today turn to violence and trying to prove they are stronger and meaner than anyone else.