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Stop the violence youth rally planned Saturday, June 13 in response to Decatur crimes

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DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) - Youth services director Bruce Jones wants everyone in the city to commit to ending the violence, especially among the youth in Decatur.

"When you have senseless killing and young people doing the killing for no reason, that's a wake-up call," said Jones.

He's referring to a night that rocked the city when police say four young men killed two people and robbed many others, as well as barraging random homes with bullets.

So city, church, school, and other community leaders are joining forces for a rally at the Decatur City Hall on Saturday, June 13. The rally will start at 10:00 a.m. and last until noon. They will march down Lee Street to Bank Street and end at the amphitheater where officials will speak.

Children in attendance will be asked to sign a pledge to end the violence in their city. But Jones says he wants parents and concerned residents to join.

"If it's in your city, it affects you," said Jones.

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