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Passionate speakers address full house at gun forum

Posted by Elwin Green on April 26, 2013 at 3:30 AM

The community forum on gun violence convened by State Rep. Ed Gainey brought a full house to the auditorium of the Homewood Carnegie Library last night:




Speakers included Wilkinsburg Police Chief Ophelia "Cookie" Coleman, who had an entire career on the Pittsburgh force before going to Wilkinsburg; Zone 5 Commander Timothy O'Connor and Rob Conroy, Western Pennsylvania coordinator for CeaseFirePA, the gun control lobbying group. The crowd responded enthusiaticallly to several speakers, but it was Ayo Young of the Homewood-Brushton YMCA who brought them to their feet. Here's what I caught of his presentation before my phone choked:


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