Mayor Steven C. Bateman’s Community Policing & Crime Watch Committee along with Greater New Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church organized a successful “Unity In Our Community” event where Homestead residents, community leaders and elected officials marched together against crime in City of Homestead neighborhoods.
“As a community we need to come together hand in hand against violence, drugs, and other crimes and send a message that we will not tolerate it in our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Bateman. “I would like to thank the Community Policing & Crime Watch committee for putting this important event together along with Greater New Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. The solidarity shown by our residents, community leaders, and elected officials, will go a long way in promoting safety and unity in our community.”
Dozens of local residents marched on the “Unity In Our Community” rally held on Saturday, July 20th along with various community leaders including Florida Senator Dwight Bullard, Florida State Representative Kionne L. McGhee, Mayor Steven Bateman Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, Councilman Elvis R. Maldonado, South Miami Dade District Director of the Office of Congressman Joe Garcia Mr. Kevin Chambliss, Greater New Mt. Zion Pastor Reverend Samuel E. Sullivan and Brother Winston Ellington who helped organize the event, and the members of the Community Policing & Crime Watch Committee. The group first gathered at the Greater New Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church where they began marching and praying through the streets in a expression of unity against crime, and ended the march at Phichol Williams Community Center.