Group Rallies to Stop Violence in Rockford

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A group of Stateliners take to the streets, rallying to stop violence in the Forest City and also to remember an 18 year old Rockford man gunned down by police.

About a dozen people gathered in front of the Rockford’s Public Safety Building on Saturday with signs that say “There's too many black people being killed and killing each other’. The group also remembered 18 year old Logan Bell who was shot and killed by 3 Rockford police officers two weeks ago. Activists say they want to unite and bring a message to stop the violence. They say that needs to start with positive role models who can educate children and help them get jobs.

"Stop the killing of the black boys and black girls. That's why we're out here, we're out here to stand up for truth and justice and give the people in the community hope," says community activist Prophet Yusef.

The investigation into the police officer shooting of Logan Bell is still underway. The Winnebago County Integrity Task Force is charged with determining whether or not the shooting was justified.

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