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Stokes schedules march and prayer rally in wake of quadruple homicides

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Supervisor Kenneth Stokes spoke Friday and asked residents to take a stand against violence.

Stokes held a press conference near the site of the quadruple homicides that occurred earlier in the week .

He says neighbors play a role in helping solve and prevent crime.

The Hinds County Supervisor believes rewards must be increased to encourage people to come forward with information and people have to feel safe doing so.

However, he knows it's not an easy task.

"They must feel that they are a part of this problem. They got to make sure they are a part of the solution. Right now, some of the people in the community feel like it's not my business. It's not my family member being hurt, but it's this family today and yours tomorrow," Stokes said.

Stokes will host a "Stop the Violence March" and prayer rally Sunday afternoon.

The march will begin at Lanier High School at 2 p.m.

The prayer rally is scheduled for 3 pm inside Cornerstone Baptist Church.

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