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Lock Arms for Peace: Providence needs to reopen unsolved murders

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“The list that we just read was a list that was released in 2013 and it was labeled ‘unsolved murder victims,'” said Diana Garlington, the founder of Lock Arms for Peace. “I will be working very hard to have our unsolved murders reopened because this is ridiculous. We have this many unsolved murders in our city and we’re out here complaining and worrying about Jump bikes?

“What about the people being killed, right now, in our own backyards? What about our brothers and sisters that are being murdered on a daily basis? We just had a young man, 34 years old, shot and killed. We had a stabbing, just yesterday. When are we going to stand up and say that’s enough?

“We have to understand that there’s a lot of things underlying. There’s so much poverty and so much unemployment – these kids need something to do.”

Lock Arms for Peace happens once a month in South Providence “to bring our communities together” and “to show that we still have Unity and Peace… while memorializing our loved ones senselessly taken by violence…”

Diana Garlington:


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The names of the victims of all the unsolved murders in Rhode Island from 200 to 2013 were read aloud:

Diana Garlington closes out the event:


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Steve Ahlquist is a frontline reporter in Rhode Island. He has covered human rights, social justice, progressive politics and environmental news for nearly a decade. atomicsteve@gmail.com