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Families march to end 'code of silence'

Posted at 6:26 PM, Dec 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-06 18:26:49-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Families who have lost loved ones to violence, and who have yet to see justice served, marched the streets of Indianapolis Sunday to send a message. 

The families want the community to speak up and come forward with information, instead of remaining silent.

The group marched down 30th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street.

Some people held pictures of the loved ones they have lost to violence. 

IMPD Chief Rick Hite marched with the group. 

The families say it is heartbreaking to lose a loved one to murder, but say it is even worse when there is not an arrest. 

Sunday's event was organized by Ten Point Coalition. Last week, Ten Point Coalition launched a new program to end the "code of silence." 

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"We're here to break the code of silence, so we can bring closure and justice for these families," Rev. Charles Harrison said. 

Organizers say this march is the first of many. They say there are 64 unsolved murders this year, and the police need the public's help to bring the victim's families closure. 


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