City-Wide-Prayer Service remembers police chase shooting victims
A City-Wide-Prayer Service at Southeast Seventh Day Adventist Church in Cleveland
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
In Cleveland Tuesday night it was called "A City-Wide-Prayer Service" in remembrance of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams.
In November the pair lead police on a high speed chase that now has the department's policies and practices under an extreme microscope.
"The main message here today is this is a call for peace, a call for justice, a call for healing during this great tragedy," said Pastor Jerome Hurst of the Southeast Seventh Day Adventist Church.
We asked the question many have asked already: Why an event like this for two suspects who started the chase to begin with that lead to their death in a shower of police gun fire?
"There are so many things out there that I wouldn't even want to take this opportunity to even speculate on why it happened," said Hurst. "It happened, so we must at least as we said try and maintain some peace within the city."
The sister of Timothy Russell is a member of the church and she declined our request to talk to us about the event.
Although they didn't plan the event with this in mind, it was held on the birthday of Martin Luther King Junior and Pastor Hurst says that's very fitting. "That's what Martin Luther King was about. Peace, nonviolence."
Monday, June 17 2013 9:22 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:22:37 GMT
(CNN) - General Motors is recalling nearly 194,000 vehicles because of a fire danger. GM said water can get into an electronic module in the door, causing it to short circuit and catch on fire. The recallMore >>
GM said water can get into an electronic module in the door, causing it to short circuit and catch on fire.More >>
"Sesame Street" has helped kids deal with divorce, death and even hurricanes. The show is now introducing its first Muppet to have a dad in jail. 1 in 29 children in the U.S. has a parent behind bars. The Sesame Workshop has an online tool kit parents can use to help kids. More >>
Tuesday, June 11 2013 1:36 PM EDT2013-06-11 17:36:50 GMT
The Boys & Girls Clubs' Race for Kids & Wellness Festival presented by Cleveland Clinic is a family-friendly combination of a 5K run, or a 1 mile run/walk, and a celebration of health! The event willMore >>
The Boys & Girls Clubs' Race for Kids & Wellness Festival presented by Cleveland Clinic is a family-friendly combination of a 5K run, or a 1 mile run/walk, and a celebration of healthMore >>
For the 2013-14 rankings, U.S. News surveyed 179 pediatric centers to obtain clinical data in 10 specialties and asked 150 pediatric specialists in each specialty where they would send the sickest children.More >>