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Dear Family:


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I am very sorry for your loss. My youngest son was murdered in May 1994. That is why I founded Survivors/Victims of Tragedy, Inc. in December, 1997, as a Support Group for those of us who have lost a loved one through murder. We are meeting at the new office of Black on Black Crime, Inc., which is at 14715 Euclid Avenue, East Cleveland, Ohio 44112, on the second Tuesday of each month at 5 pm. If you can’t come to that location, I can schedule a meeting with you at a location closer to you. Also, every other month or so, we meet for dinner at local restaurants. Call if you would like to go with us to dinner.

If you would like to become involved in an activist group, such as Black on Black Crime, Inc., to help us stop the violence that surrounds our children, please let me know. Help us expand and strengthen our outreach services to others; such as, reaching out to parents whose child or other family member has been murdered, families of missing children or adults, candlelight vigils, protests, marches, talking to the kids at schools, community centers, churches, etc.

On August 2, 2002, we dedicated a Memorial Wall/Wall of Sorrows at 14748-70 Euclid Avenue, East Cleveland, Ohio 44112. The Memorial Wall, which is 4' x 30', lists the names of over 1,400 children and young adults between the ages of birth through 25 who have been murdered in Cuyahoga County since 1990. Pictures of the Memorial Wall Building are now included on the website listed below. We had to take the Memorial Wall/Wall of Sorrows down, but the panels of the Memorial Wall, pictures and other things that were put on the building have been stored for safekeeping until we can complete the rebuilding of the Wall. We would like to rebuild the Memorial Wall/Wall of Sorrows in the future to create a beautiful and peaceful area in the neighborhood and a place for families to gather. We need your help.

 

Judy Martin

 

Homicides in Cuyahoga County, Ohio (1990 - present)

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES OF OVER 1,070 CHILDREN (FROM BIRTH THRU 25) WHO HAVE BEEN KILLED IN CUY. CTY. SINCE 1990:

Total Year Total Homicides Homicides Ages 0 to 25 Yrs  
1990
221
102 = 46%
 
1991
237
88  = 37%
 
1992
222
92  = 41%
 
1993
219
96  = 46%
 
1994
180
74  = 41%
 
1995
169
78  = 46%
 
1996
144
57  = 40%
 
1997
124
51 = 40%
 
1998
124
51  = 41%
 
1999
108
48  = 44%
 
2000
98
39  = 40%
 
2001
110
50 = 45%
 
2002
115
42  = 37%
 
2003
112
42  = 38%
 
2004
108
49  = 45%
 
2005
147
67 = 46%
 
2006
147
58 = 39%
 
 
2007
169
76 = 45%
 
2008
120
53 = 45%
 
2009
131
64 = 49%
 
2010
98
39=40%
 
2011
109
50=46%
 
2012
131
58=44%
 
2013
138
64 = 46%
Murdered to Date 6/13/14
2014
63
27=43%
 
Since 1990
3,481
1,488 = 43%
 
       
       

Totals for 2005 include 10 killed in Iraq who were from Cuyahoga County, of which 6 were between the ages of 0-25.

There were 452 to 456 citizens from Cuyahoga County killed during the war in Vietnam. That war lasted around 15 years.   As you can see from the above totals, in the 12 full years since 1990, more than 2,000 people have been murdered in Cuyahoga County (almost 4 times as many people who were killed during the Vietnam War).   Out of that number, over 900 of those murders have been of children and young adults.   If you take it one step further, that means approximately 5,000 children and young adults have been killed in Ohio since 1990.   And if you take it another big step, that means that around 100,000 children and young adults have been murdered in this country since 1990.   We have been at war and our children have been in great danger in this country since the late 1980's.   Why haven't we united to stop the violence and save our children?   There's been a holocaust of genocide perpetrated in this country since the late 1980's.   When are we going to do something about this horrendous problem?

 

 

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