Media

Group links racial inequality to violence

August 20, 2013 | WISH-TV 8 | Link to Video

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Ten Point Coalition is linking racial inequality to the city's most violent summer in recent years.

Members of the organization joined together Tuesday morning in a forum setting.

One of the members says their increased presence in the five high-crime zip codes in Indianapolis has resulted in a recent drop in violence.

"We have had a significant reduction in handgun violence in the last five to six weeks,” Reverend Charles Harrison said during the forum. “I think we're now at nine days of not having any homicide in any of the (five) high-crime districts."

The coalition also announced it will take part in a national bus tour in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

The bus will stop in Indianapolis, Newtown Connecticut, and Sanford Florida among other places.