Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter March 24, 2016 at 3:16 pm Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSJohn Bridges Community Centersouth apopkaSouth Apopka Ministerial AllianceViolence Previous articleThe OCSO is asking for your helpNext articleWhy Early Voting Can Not Happen Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Young Kim had suggested at the AHS debate that one of the things he thought needed to be done was somehow to make the bike trail more safe for people. He had talked about how people were even afraid to use parts of the bike trail. We now have an 18 year old high school student dead, shot to death, and it happened right near the bike trail in south Apopka, although he wasn’t biking, I don’t believe. There needs to be some serious extra efforts put forth from both Mayor Kilsheimer and Orange County Commissioner Bryon Nelson both, and work together regardless of politics, because this is beyond serious, what is happening to our youth being gunned down. It is happening in the incorporated and unincorporated areas. Crime is here, it is everywhere, all over the nation. We all want nice attractive streetscapes, businesses, but the escalating crime resulting in our citizens being gunned downed and murdered, must be made the most important priority, otherwise all other efforts will be in vain. We need to do whatever it takes, to try keep the people safe. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 1 COMMENT We ask these questions:What are the existing services within our community that we can utilize i.e., mentoring, educational, conflict resolution etc.?Where are services located?What services are needed?The bottom line is accountability and responsibility. We don’t have the answers independent of one another. We need you to come to the table and HELP, bring your ideas, your innovations but most importantly be present and accounted for. Mothers, come and tell us how we can help, Fathers, show that we are present, as a community we can stand up to what ails our community together. Please tell your neighbors, your family members, your friends, come out and let’s do more than talk, let’s turn words into ACTION!!!If anyone has any substantive strategies or suggestions, prior to this community meeting, we welcome your input.” It has been an unusually violent Spring Break in Apopka and South Apopka. On Saturday, and again on Monday a teenager was shot and killed. And while it is unusual for two teenagers to be murdered within 48 hours of one another, it only highlights the violence that this section of the city has experienced for generations.But on Thursday evening, The South Apopka Ministerial Alliance (SAMA) will take the first steps in finding solutions to this horrific issue. They will bring together local community leaders, pastors, Apopka Police and Orange County Sheriffs, and the public to talk.Pastors Hezekiah Bradford (The President of the SAMA) and Richard King will host a meeting at The John Bridges Community Center (445 13th Street Apopka) this Thursday, March 24th at 6:00pm to address the issues of the community.In his email, Bradford writes:“I would like to extend an invitation to all concerned with the senseless violence and death within our Apopka community.We realize that one community meeting will not solve what ails our community, but we MUST start somewhere and the purpose of this community meeting is to address our role and responsibility within our community. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! The South Apopka Ministerial Alliance would like to invite you to the John Bridges Community Center at 445 13th Street in Apopka this Thursday at 6:00pm to address the issues of our community. Tenita Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.