Stop the Violence Rally seeks solutions, urges public to work together to stay safe

Stop the Violence rally takes place in Beaumont after four homicides in Beaumont in the month of June.

Dozens of people gathered in the north end of Beaumont for a stop the violence rally in response to a recent wave of shootings and homicides.

One resident spoke about his reason for coming out.

"Cause I'm a concerned citizen, a concerned father, concerned husband, concerned brother, concerned son and a concerned black man," said rally organizer Geary Senigaur. "You know what's going on in my community, my black community."

Senigaur wants those living in Beaumont to realize that violence doesn't work and using guns to resolve issues isn't helping anyone.

"So that's why I'm charging the community, the people, the pastors, the leaders," said Senigaur. "You need to come together, white, black, brown, polka dot, plaid. Come together for the solution. Because I have a saying: if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.

"We live here in this city," said Morgan Polk. "We work here. We have families here. Our kids go to school here. If you don't have children, you also have cousins, god kids. It's time. It's ridiculous. It doesn't make any sense."

"Just simply look to God," said Pastor Kenneth Bean. "He is the answer. He is the resolution to all of our problems. There's nothing, nothing, nothing too hard for God.

If you have information about any crime, you can call Crime Stoppers at 833-TIPS.

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