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Community leaders urge action on gun violence after high-profile murders

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 16, 2022 9:18 PM CT | Published: August 16, 2022 4:45 PM CT
<strong>Pastor Kevin Andre Brooks (middle) leads a press conference at Memphis City Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 16, urging city leaders to address gun violence. The press conference follows the Saturday, Aug. 13, shooting death of Yvonne Nelson, a Whitehaven community advocate and former journalist.</strong> (Mark Weber/The Daily Memphian)

Pastor Kevin Andre Brooks (middle) leads a press conference at Memphis City Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 16, urging city leaders to address gun violence. The press conference follows the Saturday, Aug. 13, shooting death of Yvonne Nelson, a Whitehaven community advocate and former journalist. (Mark Weber/The Daily Memphian)

Neighborhood leaders got together during a press conference Tuesday, Aug. 16, to respond to the recent slaying of Yvonne Nelson, a community leader who led the Whitehaven Development Corporation and wrote community news for years.

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gun violence Kevin Andre Brooks Mayor Jim Strickland Yvonne Nelson Rhonda Logan Rev. Autura Eason-Williams
Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers criminal justice for The Daily Memphian. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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