‘Not on our watch’ say pastors, politicians and Pasadena community members in anti-gang rally

Molly Peterson (KPCC) | December 31st, 2012

With Rose Parade preparations happening not too far away, pastors, politicans and community members representing Pasadena and Altadena gathered on the steps of All Saints Episcopal Church Sunday afternoon in a rally against gang violence.

The gathering comes days after a somber memorial for Victor McClinton, a youth sports coach killed at his home on Christmas Day. He was apparently an innocent bystander caught between a gunman and another person who was the target. Pasadena Church’s Kerwyn Manning emphasized hope and encouraged action.

“Peace does’t come easy. Peace has to be sought after. It has to be pursued. We gotta work for it,” he said.

On this cold, gray afternoon, Manning led a crowd of 50 or more in the rally’s signature phrase: “I wonder if you can say that with me Pasadena: ‘Not on our watch.’”

Read more at: http://www.scpr.org/news/2012/12/31/35467/not-our-watch-say-pastors-politicians-and-pasadena/

Photo credit: Molly Peterson/KPCC

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