From a release sent to Today's THV from ICVR:
PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The latest homicide in Pine Bluff does not dampen our spirit or weaken our resolve with the ICVR Respect for Life initiative the goal remains unwavering; to reduce homicides in the community especially among African-Americans, according to a spokesman.
The ramifications of these senseless acts of violence and killings destroy life but more importantly these acts destroy progress and curtails opportunity for economic development and growth resulting in the city's inability to attract jobs. We plan to step up our communication with clergy in order to get a greater number to participate; in addition to emails we will begin making personal phone calls along with personal visits to determine the lack of participation by some.
The clergy has been targeted first b