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Activists Rally For Teen Girl Who Was Shοt a Day After She Graduated High School

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A vigil is being held for 17 year old Cheyenne Bond whod just graduated from high school and was prepared to go to college.

Cheyenne Bond

Reported by Kacie Whaley

The New Jersey high school cheerleader who was shot and killed a day after her graduation last month will have a rally held in her honor.

On June 29, 17-year-old Cheyenne Bond was gunned down near a park on South 17th Street at around 9:45PM, reported New Jersey News 12.   A boy of the same age was also wounded in the same shοοting.

A candlelight vigil was held for the teen two days after her deαth, with friends and family remembering the aspiring college student and wondering why another senseless act of viοlence had to happen in their neighborhood.

Now, some of those who grieved at the vigil are joining the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (NAVC) to protest viοlence against women.

“No arrests have been made,” said NAVC Chair Keesha Eue about Bond’s case.  “We are fed up!”

The rally, which will include Bond’s family, will take place on Wednesday, July 23 at 17th Street and 16th Avenue, close to where the teen was killed.

According to the organization’s website, the NAVC consists of activists, community leaders, and residents of Newark who rally every Wednesday to bring awareness to the viοlence in the community.  The group formed in 2009 when 35-year-old Nakisha Allen died in a shοοting on Elizabeth and Meeker Avenues.  Allen was an innocent bystander, just as police believe Bond was.

Last year, Newark, NJ was named one of the most dangerous cities in the United States by CNN Money.  Earlier this year, Newark Police Director Samuel Demaio told the Star-Ledger that crime seems to be getting worse due to the attitude of this generation’s young people.

“This new young generation is the most viοlent — and has the most disregard for life — that I’ve seen in my 28 years of law enforcement here in Newark,” DeMaio said. “Every generation just seems to keep getting worse and worse and worse. These kids have no expectation to live past 25, and why should they?”

There still have not been any arrests made in Bond’s shooting, although police suspect two men who are seen in surveillance footage could be responsible for the crime.

To get involved with NAVC’s rally, contact the organization at (908) 605-NAVC.

Visit the group’s Facebook page by clicking here

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  1. Mary Ann

    July 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    This is good but the pressure must be kept on political figures and residences that this type of senseless violence against women must be stopped. This young lady had a future for herself and it was cut short over none sense. Very sad.

  2. seemespeak

    July 21, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    These community’s need to promote a snitching campaign. Call it what you want but the only way to stop these stupid Kids is to make sure that the atrocities they commit don’t go unpunished. Fuck the thugs.

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