Local NAACP Rally Calls For Cease Fire (NBC33 VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

April 4, 2013 Updated Apr 4, 2013 at 4:50 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.nbc33.com) -- In light of the rash of shootings across the Summit City, the local NAACP rallied in front of police headquarters downtown to plead for a "cease fire" in the community.

The organization's leaders said Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm-X worked too hard to ensure freedoms and civil rights for African-Americans, for today's young people to kill each other.

They said young African-American men are too wrapped up in their own egos, and need to not get so ready to shoot when they feel they've been "disrespected."

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