Savannah’s struggle against violence captured in new video: “End Gun Violence: Step Forward”

It’s been an ugly 18 months or so for crime in Savannah, especially shootings. About 50 people have been murdered so far in 2015 in the jurisdiction of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, about twice the number in 2014.

The SCMPD has just released this powerful and really well-produced video about the need for citizens to come forward with information about crimes that they witness or concerns that they have: “End Gun Violence : Step Forward”.

The first interviewee is Pam Abraham, the mother of a murdered son. She’s a powerful presence throughout — the moral force of the video — but she’s joined by a variety of grassroots leaders like Ronald Williams and various other community members, in addition to Chief Jack Lumpkin, D.A. Meg Heap, and Detective Robert Santoro.

Click here for more on the video from the SCMPD.

This is well worth your time: