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DeKalb County Summit On Youth Violence

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Burrell Ellis, sentenced to serve 18 months in prison, had maintained his innocence. He said that while he made phone calls, he did not threaten anyone or retaliate against county vendors. (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Burrell Ellis, sentenced to serve 18 months in prison, had maintained his innocence. He said that while he made phone calls, he did not threaten anyone or retaliate against county vendors. (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

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DECATUR – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis will convene the metro-wide Summit on Youth Violence Wednesday, June 20, 2012, from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm.  It will be held at Victory for the World Church 1170 North Hairston Road in Stone Mountain, Georgia where two gang-related murders occurred last week.

Participants include youth, community, civic, social, elected, educational, and inter-faith leaders to discuss and address the issue of youth violence.

WAOK host of Powertalk Lorraine Jacques White and V-103 personality Greg Street will participate as host and moderator of the discussion.

The event is free and open to the public, and all are encouraged to bring candles for the vigil and carpool to the event if possible. Community organizations addressing youth violence are invited to set up a table at the event. 


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