Parents of gun violence victims meet with congresswoman, police

A local group directly affected by gun violence met with a Florida congresswoman and law enforcement representatives, Tuesday.

The group, called Miami-Dade Parents of Murdered Kids, sat down with U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., as well as representatives from the City of Miami and Miami-Dade police departments and the State Attorney’s Office, to share their stories.

They also asked for more help, both on the local and federal level, in getting killers off the street. “Well, we have the congresswoman and the U.S. attorney that’s going to be here, because there’s things that can be done on the federal level as well,” said activist Tangela Sears, “and there are some laws that may be able to be tweaked on the federal level to help us get to the ending of what we’re dealing with in our community.”

Those in attendance said they also need more victims’ advocates and better access to counseling for the families affected by gun violence in South Florida.

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