SafeWalks NYC takes action to protect the Brooklyn community

Viviane Faver

A Brooklyn-based group called Safe Walks NYC offers safe walking from subway stations in response to violence in the neighborhood. In an exclusive interview for the New York Beacon, founder Peter Kerre -also founder of Street Riders NYC and involved in the Black Lives Matter movement-tells the story of Safewalks, which started in the light of the recent attacks on women around the Morgan L. Train.

 

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“As an area resident, I was already concerned about the rising cases of assault against women. The fifth one, where the lady posted pictures of her face bruised is what led me to say enough is enough, and I jumped on my bike and rode to the station to post up and hopefully be a deterrent and protect anyone in danger if need be.”

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Click to read the full article @The New York Beacon